An interview from the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Stefan Karle of DoPchoice. DoPchoice has provided a fresh take on light refining accessories for the world’s top light fixtures since it’s founding in 2008 by Stefan Karle. The cinematographer/inventor has created and built lighting tools with more compact and lightweight designs, that are easier to use and faster to set-up—to meet the needs of gaffers, cinematographers and rental houses, worldwide.
In this interview Stefan gives us a demo of the revolutionary RABBIT-EARS lightweight mounting system which reconfigures to attach SNAPBAGS to a variety of fixtures, shortening the traditional soft box’s complicated set-up. Made of rugged, lightweight aluminum and stainless steel, the new system weighs just ounces and folds up flat for shipping and storage.
The RABBIT-EARS soft box fastening system replaces the heavy and cumbersome speed ring standard for mounting DoPchoice’s SNAPBAG soft boxes on lighting fixtures. RABBIT-EARS are so versatile that a single unit can be used to mount on many different LED lighting brands. RABBIT-EARS allow soft boxes to be mounted firmly in under three minutes. They are available in three form-factors: the RABBIT-EARS Mini for square soft boxes; RABBIT-EAR Rectangular for rectangular soft boxes; and RABBIT-EAR Square for 3’ or 5’ octagonal soft boxes.
The new 7-foot diameter Octa 7 SNAPBAG joins DoPchoice’s Octa 3 and Octa 5 to provide a range of octagonal soft boxes to accommodate most LED soft lights. Quick set-up Snapbags feature a highly reflective inner fabric that provides maximum light output and delivers even illumination across the front surface. The spread of light from Octa Snapbags can be narrowed by installing DoPchoice’s 40° Snapgrid to the front.
Also the new SNAPBAG Medium mates both instant set-up and lighter-weight benefits with the ability to be interchanged on most LED soft lights. When combined with the simply swift Rabbit-Ears mounting system, a single SNAPBAG Medium can be quickly mounted directly to: ARRI Skypanel S30 and S60, BB&S Lighting Area 48 Soft and Studio, Cineo HS and MAVERICK Trucolor, Creamsource Full and Mini, KinoFlo Celeb 200, Litepanels Astra 1×1 and 1×1 Soft, and THELIGHT’s Velvet 1, Velvet 1 Power, Velvet 2 and Velvet 2 Power.
For more information please visit: www.DoPchoice.com