The ELB 500 TTL
The Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL is fast, light, powerful and can be used for multiple purposes, he explains.
"That they’re lightweight is key but they’re pretty outdoor proof, too. They’re well-sealed so you can take them out in the elements and know they’re going to be reliable."
When they reached the location, Gore started building the lighting by first shooting the jump with no lights.
He then added a single ELB 500 TTL, with a bare bulb and sports reflector, for fill on the right side of the frame to make sure it matched the ambient light and wasn’t too blown out.
Once that was dialed in, Gore got out his tree-climbing gear and scaled a large tree to mount a second ELB 500 overhead.
The light, equipped with the Rotalux Octabox 100cm and external diffuser, was mounted on a lightstand. He rigged the light with lashes and tie-downs so it would hang like a triangle, with the lower end of the triangle at the bottom of the stand, which he tied tightly around the tree (you can see the set up in the video).
"Five years ago," Gore says, "you’d never be able to do this because the lights were so heavy and the triggers were so bad. But with the Skyport system and its Transmitter PRO and being able to adjust power output remotely, you can rig lights in new places."