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Systems Approach Another important feature of the White Lightning system is the full line support offered from the Buff companies. Not only do they offer a complete line of reflectors and softboxes to fit the White Lightning's Balcar-style reflector mount, they also offer both wired and wireless remote systems. Since I have a wired remote for my AlienBees strobes I figured I'd ask if they made a similar inexpensive remote that would work with the White Lighting strobes. "Um...just plug your AlienBees remote should work fine," was the reply from White Lightning. Sure enough, worked like a champ, and now I had a killer studio system with complete strobe and modeling lamp control. Taped to my tripod, I could plug the camera into the remote's sync socket and fire all four strobes without any additional wires. Even more exciting is the possibility of hooking up the wireless radio remote system. I'm a big fan of the PocketWizard radio units, and having a transmitter, four receivers, all synced together, all firing when the camera fires, and having complete control over individual strobe output, wirelessly, is really amazing. Even better, the entire package only runs a bit more than $500, certainly the cheapest way to get radio wireless strobe control for four light heads. It's hard not to like these strobes. Finally, a White Lightning strobe has a decent modeling lamp, a really aggressive quiet fan, and the ability to be remotely controlled. Add to that the nicely understated appearance, consistent performance, and the enviable reputation for bulletproof reliability, and you've got a winner. The baby of the line, the handy X800 sells for a reasonable $399. The popular X1600 is $479, and, the big boy, the X3200 is $669. I would think that a four light kit made up of a pair of 1600s and a pair of 800s, along with some light stands and softboxes, should cover practically every studio or location situation that arises. If you haven't taken a good look at the White Lightning strobes recently, you might want to check out the X-Series. White Lightning has grown up--a lot--and this mature product remains a terrific value. Whether you're a working pro or just a serious shooter who needs some reasonably priced pro-quality lighting gear, I think you'll be impressed. For more information about the X-Series, visit the White Lightning website at:

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The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files. In this episode, Mulder and Scully investigate a series of lightning-related deaths in Oklahoma, which are eventually connected to the only person to have survived a lightning strike, an emotionally charged youth.

The original concept for the episode was a one line concept card stating "Lightning Boy" that had been tacked to a board in series creator Chris Carter's office since the first season. The episode contained several scenes of elaborate lightning effects. Notably, a "lightning machine" used for the sequence where Darin is struck by lightning was created by Special Effects Supervisor David Gauthier and buried under the ground.

Hammond is the latest of five local men who have died due to lightning-related causes, causing Fox Mulder and Dana Scully to investigate. Scully talks to Bart "Zero" Liquori, the arcade owner and Oswald's friend, who was present the night Hammond died. Mulder finds Oswald's high scores on the game's display, realizing that he was playing that night; Oswald was the first of the victims, and the only one to have survived. Elsewhere, Oswald is at work at an auto repair shop when his boss's wife, Sharon Kiveat, walks in. He then tries talking to her, but she nervously rebuffs him; it is revealed that he had hit on her the day before, and she turned him down. When the agents arrive and question Oswald, he claims to have not witnessed anything. However, Mulder's cell phone mysteriously overheats in Oswald's presence, to which he acts unsurprised.

Alarmed by the FBI's presence, Zero visits Oswald at his home that night; a drunk and rowdy Oswald dismisses Zero's worries and summons lightning to strike down nearby cattle. The lightning strikes him instead, but he appears unharmed. The next day, the agents visit the scene and find a melted shoe print in the ground, linking it to Oswald. Meanwhile, Oswald uses his abilities to manipulate local traffic lights, causing a car accident. The agents visit Oswald's home and find a cut-out picture of Kiveat, Oswald's former high school teacher, inside a porn magazine.

After learning of Oswald's release, the agents rush to the hospital to protect the Kiveats, but the power goes out when they arrive and Zero's corpse appears in the elevator when its door slides open. Oswald confronts Scully and Sharon, and the latter fearfully agrees to leave with him in return for her husband's safety. The sheriff arrives and tries to stop him. While pursuing a fleeing Sharon, Oswald summons lightning but ends up striking himself once again and, in the process, kills the sheriff. Oswald is put in a psychiatric hospital, although the local district attorney has no idea how they will be able to prosecute him. As the agents observe Oswald, he uses his powers to change the channels of the TV in his room while the song "Live Fast, Diarrhea" by The Vandals is heard.[1][2]

Special effects supervisor David Gauthier created a unique "lightning machine" for the episode; the device, concealed in the ground, used mirrors and special generators to create the effect of lightning striking. The device was very powerful, producing 2.9 million cd of luminous intensity, and producing enough energy to "singe the grass." To keep Ribisi out of harm's way, he stood on a raised platform, which was hidden by special camera angles. The final effect was "augmented by sparks and smoke."[3] A special anti-fire product was applied to the costumes of the actors hit by lightning.[6]

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LightningAt any given moment, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress somewhere on earth. According to the National Weather Service, this amounts to 16 million storms a year. In the United States, there are an estimated 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes each year. While lightning can be 041b061a72




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