Here’s a clever piece of Gripology. Instead of Condors or Parallels, suspend your lights from the roof or an upstairs window with a Matthews Max. The “boom-like” stand positions lights up to 75 pounds, extending 16 feet from the base. More often seen to position a back-light, this is an innovative application by key grip John Janusek on the 2010 Liongate film Warrior, shot by cinematographer Masanobu Takyanagi, starring Nick Nolte. Important: note the safety lines.