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  1. Ya, reach out to regional location scouts and...

    Ya, reach out to regional location scouts and municipal film bureaus. For example:

    Location Managers Guild International

    Long Beach Special Events and Filming

    But following on DLD's comment,...
  2. [FS: Audio] In the US, "Wireless microphones that operate in...

    In the US, "Wireless microphones that operate in the 600 MHz service band (the 617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz frequencies) will be required to cease operation sort by no later than July 13, 2020, and...
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    Nothing specific about people like us, though...

    Nothing specific about people like us, though some mention of fellow travelers:


    California Lawmaker Wants Labor Law for Freelancers Changed
    By The Associated Press

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The...
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    Any thoughts on Moment's new VNDs? I've...

    Any thoughts on Moment's new VNDs?


    I've never been a fan of the aftermarket VNDs designed for DSLR/mirrorless cameras. But now I find myself considering getting one (or two, depending). I'm...
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    Interesting (and useful) discussion. @Eric Naso,...

    Interesting (and useful) discussion. @Eric Naso, you have a PortKeys BM5, right? Do you still like it? Do you still recommend it? And I don't recall, do you have an SDI version?

    Same for the rest...
  6. Ya, looks tough for all three of the big...

    Ya, looks tough for all three of the big still-camera companies. Also from Petapixel a couple months ago:

    Sony Now #2 in Digital Camera Sales as Nikon Falls to #3

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  7. C200: My experiences with with Canon US support have...

    My experiences with with Canon US support have been very positive. Not long ago, I had a camera sent down-and-back for service and everything went very smoothly. But people's experiences vary.
    ...
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    Final shot: Slim Pickens wearing scuba gear and...

    Final shot: Slim Pickens wearing scuba gear and astride K-129's missile as it slips out of the sub and heads to the ocean floor. Of course.
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    Maybe Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of...

    Maybe Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage? That's a really good book. From 20 years ago, but recently reissued (and perhaps updated?). A page turner, IIRC. And I think...
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    There's Mitch mining for magnesium again. And as...

    There's Mitch mining for magnesium again. And as Panasonic's Cinema Information Authority (CIA), he'll keep Glomaring until CineGear.

    What are you really up to, Mitch?

    ;-)
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    Phil does a whole bunch of post. We've chatted...

    Phil does a whole bunch of post. We've chatted about this in person, but rather than me misremembering, let me quote something he wrote about 18-months ago:

    "[With Reaper] I'm at least 8 doc...
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    Scott, Phil Perkins (whom you probably know... he...

    Scott, Phil Perkins (whom you probably know... he lives a few block from me) is using Reaper front-to-back. Location recording (of music performances, IIRC), music mixes, AND film mixes. Phil's a...
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    Ya, look into what Ableton is doing these days....

    Ya, look into what Ableton is doing these days. Really impressive, imo (and in the opinion of my son who's a composer):
    https://www.ableton.com/en/live/

    But it's more than $30 (though the...
  14. From YouTube: The Legend Of The Half-Day Shoot! (Spoiler: It Doesn't Exist)

    OK, most of us know this stuff, and perhaps the video could have been shorter than 20 minutes. But the guy tells his tale entertainingly. Check it out.

    "The half-day shoot is the stuff of...
  15. Most of my friends learned Avid first and then...

    Most of my friends learned Avid first and then Premiere. They are fluent in both, and for complex longform storytelling, most prefer Avid. Most love love love neither. But switching is no big deal;...
  16. One issue with a horizontal-oriented mic vs a...

    One issue with a horizontal-oriented mic vs a vertical(ish)-mounted mic is that the horizontal mic is likely to grab a lot more background sound/noise. Additionally, if it's on a camera and as...
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    C500: And the thing is, better audio is fairly...

    And the thing is, better audio is fairly inexpensive to implement. I mean, compared to good big sensors, glass and all that.

    Still surprises me that camera audio is so compromised.
  18. What kind of work do you want to do? If...

    What kind of work do you want to do?
    If corporate, what sort of corporate?
    What clients or projects do you have or envision?

    What experience in professional prodution do you and your partners...
  19. C500: Hi Chris, I was able to find the C500mkII...

    Hi Chris,

    I was able to find the C500mkII manual here:
    https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/cameras/cinema-eos/cinema-eos-c500-mark-ii?tab=manuals

    And here is part...
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    Wooden makes AIR EVF systems for several cameras....

    Wooden makes AIR EVF systems for several cameras. At least, for Sony Venice and a couple Arri cameras in addtion to Red. Don't know the full list. Seen it on Arri; pretty solid. Here are some search...
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    Those do sound cool. Something like $4,000USD+...

    Those do sound cool. Something like $4,000USD+ right? And are they out yet?
    https://www.k5600.eu/Joker-300-LED-37.html?lang=en
  22. No worries!

    No worries!
  23. You mean HPRC and Porta-Brace? I agree, unless...

    You mean HPRC and Porta-Brace? I agree, unless there are some new Porta cases made elsewhere.

    For the Monoprice & Harbor Freight, I presume those are not made by HPRC.

    I've seen the HPRC/Porta...
  24. Here's HPRC, an Italian company that I =think=...

    Here's HPRC, an Italian company that I =think= makes or made the hardshell cases that PortaBrace sells. Also available under their own name at the usual places.
    https://www.hprc.it/en/cases/
    ...
  25. Portabrace has something for $130....

    Portabrace has something for $130.
    https://www.portabrace.com/hard-cases/pb-1620dko.html

    Those might be better than lowest-cost eBay finds. Just guessing...
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