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  1. I find it interesting that at least on my DVXUser...

    I find it interesting that at least on my DVXUser feed, this is one of the only threads that is actually getting any discussion or updates. Haven't really seen any discussions about equipment or...
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    I can attest to this. In the early 2000s, we had...

    I can attest to this. In the early 2000s, we had one client who was 60% of our business. We were billing them well over a million dollars per year. Our second big client was a local print company who...
  3. But Wooden Nickel's website has always been like...

    But Wooden Nickel's website has always been like that, it's kind of endearing in a way. I've been renting and buying gear from them for more than a decade, they're a pretty good rental house.
  4. C200: Wow. I didn't even know that a Zeiss 34-70...

    Wow. I didn't even know that a Zeiss 34-70 existed, interesting. I ended up using the Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4 WR on the XT-3 mounted on my Rhino EVO Motion system and some lock offs, worked great. It's...
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    In my limited experience, SLog 2 and 3 are one of...

    In my limited experience, SLog 2 and 3 are one of the most difficult to match with any other camera. Sony's peculiar color science means that their skin tones will usually bias toward magenta, plus...
  6. I love it. Destroying the economy and boosting...

    I love it. Destroying the economy and boosting Katz' in one fell swoop, I feel like Lex Luthor with a soft spot for Pastrami.
  7. Its funny, I was talking to a client on a shoot...

    Its funny, I was talking to a client on a shoot the other day exactly about this because she's noticed the same thing. For the first time in my multi-decade career, I literally have everything I want...
  8. The Video/Digital Cinema News Cycle is Eating Itself?

    The big headline today? "Sony a6400 2.0 Firmware Update adds Real-time Eye AF for Animals"

    Has anyone noticed traffic seems way, way down here? Very few new thread topics, mostly pontificating...
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    If you want it to look good, hire a local camera...

    If you want it to look good, hire a local camera person. You can always just Skype some video from your POV or just use phones to hear and have them use a marker for eyeline. Porbably best to hire a...
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    C200: I agree, just use 4K 60p and optical flow or...

    I agree, just use 4K 60p and optical flow or Twixtor. Surprisingly the 120p from my cheap Fuji XT-3 is MUCH better and sharper, it's actually usable.
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    Alexa Minis are expensive Go Pros. I have to say,...

    Alexa Minis are expensive Go Pros. I have to say, for me, I look at Comedians in Cars with the standard three Go Pro setup in some really small, tight ass weird cars and it looks fine. I'm beginning...
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    C200: Good stuff Chris! I love that car too, one of my...

    Good stuff Chris! I love that car too, one of my work team has one and I've driven it. Sweet machine.
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    Ha, ha, that sounds like all action cameras in a...

    Ha, ha, that sounds like all action cameras in a nutshell.
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    If this thread proves anything, it's an...

    If this thread proves anything, it's an inordinate amount of male persons in our business and others only tangentially related (gaming, firearms, cars/trucks, surfboards, etc.) seem to have their own...
  15. Interesting information, thanks!

    Interesting information, thanks!
  16. Yeah, we may end up buying a cheap one over...

    Yeah, we may end up buying a cheap one over renting a high end one. We want to go really abstract and make it look very impressionist so having a super clear, ultra bright image isn't really the...
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    Please tell us you aren't shooting with talent...

    Please tell us you aren't shooting with talent acting as they drive? I shoot interviews in cars for documentaries but I much prefer when the interviewee isn't driving.

    As far as lighting car...
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    Just like buying P2 or RED Mags, they cost what...

    Just like buying P2 or RED Mags, they cost what they cost and if you want that system, gotta pay for them!
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    You said it, not me ;-) My one tip for screen and...

    You said it, not me ;-) My one tip for screen and non screen writing is to write in an active voice and contractions do that.
  20. I agree. I shot a documentary that was produced...

    I agree. I shot a documentary that was produced in 2016 and sold to a cable giant for $500k, the budget was a little over $100k. I also shot another documentary in 2017-2019 that amazingly, had full...
  21. About time!

    About time!
  22. Thanks Bern, I'll check them out. It's a lot of...

    Thanks Bern, I'll check them out. It's a lot of trouble for probably just a title sequence but when I used to do it, I kind of went nuts with it, I think I bought half a dozen projectors and started...
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    Exactly. Nothing wrong with knowing your...

    Exactly. Nothing wrong with knowing your demographic. I know a motion graphics artist who just called his Apple rep and ordered three of the new Mac Pros as loaded as they can be made with six...
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    It's the epitome of hubris to a point, but...

    It's the epitome of hubris to a point, but thinking like an Apple marketing guy, "The customers who're going to buy this thing won't give a s*%t, make a it a grand!"
    Luckily they didn't make it so...
  25. Tell me about projectors and shooting

    It's been many years, since probably 2006 that I have shot video BGs created with video projectors. My producer and I have an idea that we want to edit together some sequences
    from our documentary...
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