Equipment Catalog

Westcott Reflector Stand

The Westcott Reflector Stand is an accessory used in conjunction with a collapsible reflector, silk, or black flag (also known as “Pop-Ups” or “Flexis”). It allows users to place these lighting control grip items in a fixed-position — rather than needing a person to hold them in place. Production Students may add these reflector stands to their equipment loan in an on-demand basis, no reservation necessary, and no access restrictions based on course-level.

The reflector stand is actually two components: the stand proper, and a specially-designed arm. The latter component is what fastens the collapsibles to the stand: it has two spring-loaded notched pincers that the metal rib frame of the collapsibles fits into. Once attached, the arm component can be manipulated into a variety of positions, and locked into place.

While collapsibles can be used without the aid of a reflector stand, collapsibles are more effective with them than without. Not only does it free-up a crew member, the reflector stand can hold the collapsible more steadily than a person, and in places that would be ordinarily inaccessible. As such, it is generally recommended that at least one is taken whenever using collapsibles, just in case such demands arise on location or set.

Please note the reflector stands are only compatible with collapsible reflectors, silks, and black flags. This should not be confused with the Westcott Fast Flag system, which is supported by the Century C-Stand with Gobo Arm.

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Access, Instruction, and Support

The Westcott Reflector Stand is provided for F&DM production students upon enrollment in one of the F&DM Department's production courses.

Access to the Westcott Reflector Stand, like all of the department's A/V production equipment, is mediated through the Equipment Checkout Lab in accordance with course allocation assignments, and granted on an individual basis upon meeting specific criteria.

Any and all problems experienced with the Westcott Reflector Stand should be reported to the Equipment Checkout Lab Specialist immediately; do not wait until returning the equipment to notify the Lab Specialist or Lab staff (See: Statement of Policies).