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The quality side: Arriflex Corporation shoots for the high end of film lighting

Several years after Charles Davidson joined the Arriflex Corporation in 1980, he attended a National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show in Dallas. "We'd been gaining growing acceptance of our lighting kits," Davidson recalls, "and we had just introduced the 300W and 650W tungsten fresnels. I, like everybody else, saw these wonderful little fresnels being sold to traditional film and television markets. I never imagined them in portable kits--when you said portable kits, that meant

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