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    Ok well now maybe I can call my Arri Alura zooms...

    Ok well now maybe I can call my Arri Alura zooms "vintage", so they can get a little respect again!
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    I get that. I worked for over a decade with crews...

    I get that. I worked for over a decade with crews that size. It is somewhat arbitrary what to call someone who is doing multiple types of jobs on a small crew. But it is important once you stretch...
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    [WTB] DJI Ronin 2

    If anyone has a gently used Ronin 2 they are thinking about selling, I'm interested!
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    I'll disagree with John and Mitch on the laser...

    I'll disagree with John and Mitch on the laser pointer, but that's probably because that was how I learned back in the day. Many hours spent tracing different shapes just to get the mechanical aspect...
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    I'm seeing silk used a bunch in this discussions,...

    I'm seeing silk used a bunch in this discussions, so I'm wondering if that is being used as a generic term for diffusion or if folks are specifically using silks. Me, I haven't used an actual silk in...
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    The film industry by nature involves a certain...

    The film industry by nature involves a certain amount of risk, which we mitigate as much as we can. Car chases and stunts sometimes go wrong and people get hurt even when everything is done by the...
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    Yep, there are definitely different terms and job...

    Yep, there are definitely different terms and job assignments in different countries--I should have been more clear in that I was directing that purely to those in the States where I see the terms...
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    Eric, because this leans into safety issues, I...

    Eric, because this leans into safety issues, I will get on the soapbox here and say that you are expressing dangerous sentiments. Just because you haven't had any issues yet doesn't mean you may...
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    If you have to ask this question, you just...

    If you have to ask this question, you just answered it.
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    COMMERCIAL: Haha, one of my favorite sketches. Jordan was...

    Haha, one of my favorite sketches. Jordan was killing us that day, so good.
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    COMMERCIAL: Life 360: Track Pack

    We shot this in January and it was released last month. Not being a parent I was unaware of this app but apparently it's pretty widespread.

    To differentiate between the "normal" and "music video"...
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    Agreed about the framing possibilities for 2:39,...

    Agreed about the framing possibilities for 2:39, but of course that can be done with spherical lenses and cropping to achieve similar compositions (allowing for the argument that the focal length...
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    Just finished a week of "pre-prep" for upcoming...

    Just finished a week of "pre-prep" for upcoming HBO series that we were about to start shooting just before lockdown. Not going to go into a full listing of the proposed procedures but they go...
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    OK I have a germ of an idea...I'd keep it for...

    OK I have a germ of an idea...I'd keep it for myself but I don't expect to be shooting any music videos in near future (famous last words):

    Have a couple of lighting techs handholding small RGBW...
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    Exactly my point! Knowing what the camera (Canon...

    Exactly my point! Knowing what the camera (Canon 1DMKIV) did when you shot handheld, which was normally considered a defect you had to work around, I did a few passes with the band shaking the...
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    Last music video I shot was back in the early...

    Last music video I shot was back in the early DSLR era when rolling shutter was far worse, so I used that as a feature rather than a bug. See the shots of the band at 3:32. Jello to the max!...
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    The funny part is that I saw Mitch's post in my...

    The funny part is that I saw Mitch's post in my emails without seeing the album cover and knew exactly who he was talking about...legendary tales there.
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    Takes a lot to make the jaw-dropping lobby of the Los Angeles Theatre seem humble in scope, but vertical video managed to do just that.

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  19. You can record out via the Lightning port using...

    You can record out via the Lightning port using the AV adaptor to HDMI, but I'm not sure there would be any advantage to doing so vs the internal recording (and any screen overlays would be recorded...
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    Here it was demoed 10 years ago on a 2x2 frame. I...

    Here it was demoed 10 years ago on a 2x2 frame. I saw it over at Zylight in 4x4 and they always promised to get me a piece but it never happened.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkmv63EJuX8

    I...
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    Hahaha

    Hahaha
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    They had it in 4x4 form, it rolled up into a...

    They had it in 4x4 form, it rolled up into a fairly tight diameter for storage and transport, about 4" or so.

    I think it would still be plenty useful for the smaller panel lights as well. To be...
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    This is one of those things that I think is an...

    This is one of those things that I think is an interesting experiment worth trying, but I don't really know what it ultimately means. I choose a focal length for a given shot for numerous reasons:...
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    This is why it's helpful to carry a few flavors...

    This is why it's helpful to carry a few flavors so you can tailor for the given situation. Also why I mentioned 250 that you can double up if you can afford the transmission loss. Also worth...
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    Hmmmmm. Shot plenty of stuff 422HQ also, and we...

    Hmmmmm. Shot plenty of stuff 422HQ also, and we never had much trouble coloring that either. What makes it problematically thin in your estimation?
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