Fluorescents for filmmakers

Kino Flo lighting instruments have become such an indispensable part of most film shoots that it's difficult for many cinematographers and gaffers to remember a time when it wasn't so. Yet a decade ago, the portable fluorescent units were being produced and rented on a small, customized scale out of a San Fernando Valley garage, mostly for location lighting. Five years before that, the instruments didn't exist at all. Company founder and president Frieder Hochheim was a gaffer, and vice presi

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