An interview from the 2019 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Stefan Karle of DoPchoice. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, DoPchoice has provided a fresh take on light refining accessories for the world’s top light fixtures since it’s founding in 2008 by Stefan Karle. The cinematographer/inventor has created and built lighting tools with more compact and lightweight designs, that are easier to use and faster to set-up—to meet the needs of gaffers, cinematographers and rental houses, worldwide.
DoPchoice premieres the Universal SNAPBAG snap-up softbox, ready for the next wave of LED Fresnels, spots and other hard lights. A single Universal unit fits most fixtures equipped with 5” to 7” barndoors including ARRI L5 and L7, Litepanels’ Sola, DeSisti Super Series and similar sized brands. This versatile softener quickly slips onto the barndoors via a clever pocket-mounting system that is integrated into the Snapbag. Once installed, users have the ability to turn the SNAPBAG as the barndoor rotates. Set-up and tear down are a snap and transport is a breeze thanks to its 700g/1.5-lb weight. For greater directional light control, DoPchoice also offers matching 20, 30, 40 or 50 degree SNAPGRIDs.
SNAPGRID® for Astera Hyperion
Due to the success of Astera’s tubular fixtures, DoPchoice offers a SNAPGRID® ready for the newly released Hyperion. With a whopping 2.03m/6.66 ft. length this slim SNAPGRID sets up instantly and cradles the Hyperion, eliminating back and side spill while directing the illumination.
RABBIT-EARS Family Grows
The company also expands their range of lightweight folding RABBIT-EARS mounting frames to accommodate even more types of panel light fixtures. The newest RABBIT-EARS will now accommodate LUPO Superpanel Full Color 60, and Cosmolight’s Infinity, making them fully compatible with all existing SNAPBAGS for RABBIT-EARS. In addition DoPchoice will be able accommodate Creamsource Micro, Aputure WRGB 300 LED Panel, Velvet EVO Series, and more.
For more information please visit: www.DoPchoice.com