Over the years, I’ve had numerous lighting and camera set-ups, and in all of them, I’m constantly tripping over tripods, stands, and cables. I want to eliminate that clutter on the floor for this new studio set-up, so it feels more like an art studio than a haphazard movie set. My solution is to mount my lights and cameras on the ceiling, using metal tracks and magnets. The rare earth magnets I found will support 100-pounds each, perfect for my LED light banks. I did a little test in the photo above using a metal vent on the ceiling.
All the parts have arrived from Amazon; I’m delighted with how well the magnets support the lights. The next step is to mount my tracks to the ceiling, ensuring I’m securely attaching to the studs.