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    That last sentence is pretty much it. I'm only...

    That last sentence is pretty much it. I'm only asked to provide a specific camera when I'm sending off footage.

    "We're shooting this series on [50/50 shot of FS7/C300mk2], so we'll need someone...
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    So long as it doesn't hurt anybody, choice is...

    So long as it doesn't hurt anybody, choice is always a good thing. Adapting to that choice profitably is the hard part.

    It's like any retail store, really... only buy inventory that sells, not...
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    They're not that expensive (depending on the...

    They're not that expensive (depending on the model) and are a good bit of kit to have.

    On the other hand, most decent models are made in China, and due to political developments it may soon become...
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    Passing along learned wisdom (from calling LR...

    Passing along learned wisdom (from calling LR directly):

    In use, there's little practical difference between the two units; however, the XT's will work with some current and future products (eg,...
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    Then life is a simple bowl of Froot Loops

    Then life is a simple bowl of Froot Loops
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    For our training shoots, we use OBS. As...

    For our training shoots, we use OBS. As mentioned, something like an Atomos recorder can also do the job.
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    Most likely... but 1080 will do me for the...

    Most likely... but 1080 will do me for the budgeted future.

    Any experience using one vs. the other? Why on earth is the older system more expensive to rent?
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    Teradek 500 vs. 500XT?

    Sizing up several near-future projects, I should really add one to my kit... but which?

    I note that the XT version is newer... but oddly, rents for less via LensRentals.

    I can currently get a...
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    Some high-end RGBAW lights do have "Sodium"...

    Some high-end RGBAW lights do have "Sodium" settings, but they're not going to be perfect. IIRC, LEDs have a difficult time putting out saturated yellows. Sodium vapor has spikes in the yellow and...
  10. Mmmmust........ rresissttt..............

    Mmmmust........ rresissttt........... urrrrrrrrrge........ ttto ppppposst........ ppppppolllllllittttttiicccccsssss..........

    in short.... yeah, they'll ruin your f'ing life.

    I'm in my mid-40's...
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    Outdoor shoots are delightfully unpredictable......

    Outdoor shoots are delightfully unpredictable... and it looks like it'll become a more and more common setup to avoid cramming everyone into a conference room. Finger hovering ever so precariously...
  12. Truth... to a point. In all things, CYA. Run...

    Truth... to a point. In all things, CYA.

    Run silent, run deep.



    Now I have Mike + The Mechanics playing in my head.
  13. If the past few weeks have taught us anything,...

    If the past few weeks have taught us anything, it's to trust in the measured, thoughtful, benevolent edicts of government.......


    .... at least that's what I'm letting GoogFaceAppMazonNSA read as...
  14. Unemployment is always taxable. Note that you...

    Unemployment is always taxable.

    Note that you have to report any gig work you DID get each week, which is directly deducted from the payment... I don't really mind this, except they specify that...
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    We're in a time kind of ~2012ish, but instead of...

    We're in a time kind of ~2012ish, but instead of everybody and their brother making a digital cinema camera, everybody and their Chinese cousin are making LED lighting fixtures. There are so many...
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    This happened locally (she was visiting family). ...

    This happened locally (she was visiting family). The police and news covered it with stories and press conferences.

    No coverage for an old acquaintance that ended his life after a descent into...
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    There are already previz tools that utilize the...

    There are already previz tools that utilize the Unreal engine...
    https://cinetracer.com

    The limits are evaporating to use the technology for almost any extent of good or evil
  18. In VA... I applied the moment CARES passed, had...

    In VA... I applied the moment CARES passed, had to jump through a couple small hoops in the following weeks, and finally paid out (including back weeks) last week. It wasn't even a fraction of what...
  19. Thread: Sterilizing Lavs

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    Disinfect it, place it on a disinfected surface,...

    Disinfect it, place it on a disinfected surface, allow the talent to then pick it up and instruct them on fitting it themselves.

    Alternately, it you really have to, it's not a huge deal to make...
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    Alcohol is definitely easiest, and nearly as...

    Alcohol is definitely easiest, and nearly as effective as wiping with a soapy damp cloth. Rick R was absolutely correct... you can clean electronics casings with soap. I've done it regularly for...
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    I'm also curious where the hazer idea comes...

    I'm also curious where the hazer idea comes from... OK, theoretically virus could hitch a ride on an airborne oil droplet that gets inhaled... but they already do that on water...
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    Exactly correct... only really worry about the...

    Exactly correct... only really worry about the gloves when you're going to be in close contact or sharing bits n' bobs, and then you have to make sure to disinfect the gloves after you've donned them...
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    Same thing you did with dirty stuff while, say,...

    Same thing you did with dirty stuff while, say, shooting outdoor documentary. Just wipe things down with an alcohol wipe before they change hands, and clean your hands after you're done setting...
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    All you need to do is wipe down the exterior...

    All you need to do is wipe down the exterior surfaces of the lav with 70% alcohol, and set them on a disinfected surface for the talent to affix. Having a soundie place the lav gets trickier,...
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    Quick note here... this is indeed good practice,...

    Quick note here... this is indeed good practice, but gets wasteful quickly. If you have a spray disinfectant like 70% alcohol, you can just periodically spray your gloved hands, wipe them together...
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