The amazing Arri M18. Our go-to “big, but not too big” HMI light. We love this light. So punchy! We have two at all times on my grip truck Miami.
The Arri M18 is always on our Grip Truck Miami
If it’s just me and my grip truck in Miami — I can do a lot with a little in a hurry. “Git’er done” –the shot that is– with this M18 when the sun is not out on a cloudy day. It’s a game changer. I like to call it a “save the daylight light”.
Need a bunch of daylight in a hurry? Then this is the one to choose. Folks come from the North East and all of a sudden the Florida sun disappears? What? The Arri M18 light is a godsend on my grip truck Miami.
What sets the Arri M18 apart?
Some Film Lighting Lore
People have short memories. I remember not so long ago, struggling with large tungsten lights while shooting in houses and office buildings. The level of effort that was required to tie into a breaker panel — making the home owner and business owner very nervous as we took off the breaker panel and exposed all of the building’s wires, lugging large banded 25 ft. cables to then have to run from the panel to the set with distro boxes — was a major pain in the you-know-what!
I’ve always loved technology and these wonderful lights from Arri are truly to be grateful for on every shoot. You can strike this light off any standard plug in any building and almost any house. But I always keep a 1200 watt bulb on my grip truck Miami just in case we’re shooting in an older house that has 15 amp circuits. This light matches daylight to a “T”.
We keep shipping cases for the Arri M18 back at the shop so we can ship via air cargo to do island work, etc.