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  1. C300: Chemical Bonds - Amira w/Ultra Primes

    Movie I produced and DPed for the Atlanta 48 Hour film project this weekend (just finished tonight). I also have a brief cameo at the 2:00 mark. Shot on Arri Amira with Arri Ultra primes. Also...
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    C300: Reminds me of a theoretical story where a...

    Reminds me of a theoretical story where a producer asked me if my Amira had FarmVille on it. I said no. He said, "Thank goodness. My last cellphone DP spent half the shoot on FarmVille."
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    The Arri Amira is six years old and still going...

    The Arri Amira is six years old and still going strong and the current model of its type. It's a matter of making good choices when it comes to camera longevity. Red, Blackmagic, and many other...
  4. I feel like controlled studio lighting situations...

    I feel like controlled studio lighting situations are situations where you need the least dynamic range from a camera because you can easily (not needing a big lighting budget) light the contrast...
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    C300: This is an old video of my setup with the 18-80...

    This is an old video of my setup with the 18-80 such that you can have your hand on the C300 grip and the 18-80 grip at the same time when doing shoulder mount. I've improved the setup since then...
  6. Perhaps finally a more affordable option than a...

    Perhaps finally a more affordable option than a Phantom Flex.

    Can get a 2.5K Phantom Flex for $22k on Ebay. Twice the cost, but I wonder how the two would compare.
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    I ended up getting a client who said they didn't...

    I ended up getting a client who said they didn't want me to use an apple box on a chair as I'd been using to mount the laptop as they wanted the setup to look legit to the interviewee, so they said I...
  8. C500: 25-250 covers full frame when the teleconverter...

    25-250 covers full frame when the teleconverter is engaged.



    Link? I found one for the DVX100, and actually recall using something like that on my XH-A1s, but I'm not seeing one for S35 on...
  9. C500: I'd like to see the 17-120 with a built-in 2x...

    I'd like to see the 17-120 with a built-in 2x converter.
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    How do you like the MYT setup? I have a...

    How do you like the MYT setup? I have a Hollywood Microdolly 13 ft dolly, which works okay as a quick to setup dolly, but lacks some of the design and versatility of a slider or Dana setup, and I...
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    "Experience shooting anamorphic"

    I've had clients say things like they want someone who has "experience shooting anamorphic." Am I missing something or does shooting anamorphic require very little extra skillset to do so such that...
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    Dana Dolly support system

    I'm looking for a support setup for the Dana Dolly. I was wondering if anyone has opinions on the Kessler Kwik Rail Leg System?
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    Arri Signature Zooms

    https://www.arri.com/en/camera-systems/cine-lenses/arri-signature-zoom-lenses

    https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/09/23/arri-signature-zooms-announced/
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    Bullet Impacts

    What is a good way to do bullet impacts? CGI or practical? Is the idea basically that CGI is often cheaper and practical looks better? With practical, it's generally explosive squibs? Let's say...
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    Yeah, you can always stack up multiple lower...

    Yeah, you can always stack up multiple lower powered lights to create a multi-source source that is then as bright as a bigger light, just always a pain to do so and has various drawbacks. Still, an...
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    I went with the Avengers 8 x 8. ...

    I went with the Avengers 8 x 8.

    https://www.adorama.com/aeh2508.html

    Folds down compact, stays together in one piece so you don't have to build it which is sweet, so you just unfold it and it...
  17. Blade Runner 2049 was the only Villeneuve movie I...

    Blade Runner 2049 was the only Villeneuve movie I didn't care for, and that's mostly because of the writing. I saw the movie and I barely remember what it was about. He is kind of a discount Nolan,...
  18. The most impressive thing about this movie is...

    The most impressive thing about this movie is Christian Bale's transformation for his role in it.
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    Car rigging

    How complicated is car rigging? Let's say I want to mount a 25 lb Arri Amira setup to the outside of a car going 80 mph with sharp turns. What do I need? To hire a car rigging specialist? To rent...
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    Erik Naso did a blog post awhile back on the...

    Erik Naso did a blog post awhile back on the Wescott Scrim Jim. In the article he says, "A big plus for me with these two products is how light and portable they are. I dont have to have a grip...
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    I'm not finding an 8 x 8 Lastolite option. What...

    I'm not finding an 8 x 8 Lastolite option. What makes them better than the other four brands I'd mentioned? I've heard Matthews and Avengers are less portable and more durable than Westcott and...
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    I meant 8 x 8 frame recommendations. I changed...

    I meant 8 x 8 frame recommendations. I changed the topic title accordingly.

    This may be good for a combo stand: ...
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    8 x 8 frame recommendations

    I'm looking for an 8 x 8 scim. There's the Digital Juice, Matthews, Avenger, and Westcott Scrim Jim. I like portability for transporting in my vehicle, but I don't want something that will fall...
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    C300: 720p output

    I've got a client asking for 720p output for a streaming job. I'm not seeing an option on the C300 Mark II or Arri Amira to do this. Does anyone know if this is possible on these cameras, and if...
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    C300: King of Hearts - 48 Hour Film

    I produced and DPed this for the Tampa 48 Hour Film festival last year. Shot with two Arri Amiras with Canon CN-e 15.5-47, 30-105, and 18-80, and we used a Canon C300 Mark II as a prop (so def...
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