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  1. [FS: Lighting] 300A distro + 100A lunboxes + 60A woodheads

    300A distro - $750
    100A lunchbox (i have two) - $260
    60A woodhead (i have two) - $100

    I'm in NYC if you want to inspect/pick up locally.

    91510

    91509
  2. "Everyone seems to be working but me" "Am i...

    "Everyone seems to be working but me"
    "Am i delusional to be doing it, am i crazy?"
    "I need to find some paying work soon so get rid of that internal fear of 'not making it'"

    That's psychology...
  3. I suspect you see the glass as half empty... The...

    I suspect you see the glass as half empty... The way i see it, if someone doesn't like my rates or terms i'm happy to let them waste their time to wade through the 200 hacks and if they do finally...
  4. Well, those numbers don't reflect FULL reality....

    Well, those numbers don't reflect FULL reality. The reality being that this $5k job in reality is around $10k, the producer (the wise producer) keeps half the budget. And if the budget indeed is $5k...
  5. The "it's not about money" statement is trying...

    The "it's not about money" statement is trying not to superficially look at what's easily countable. Even though it IS the predominant mindset on this side of the Atlantic where only quantifiable...
  6. I've been doing this for over 10 years. I have...

    I've been doing this for over 10 years.

    I have to stress it again, IT IS NOT ABOUT MONEY.
    A typical producer is making so many phone calls/email daily the last thing on their mind is to "save" a...
  7. I have at least 3 big clients (where as DP you...

    I have at least 3 big clients (where as DP you walk away with a few thousand a day) that use me specifically because i come with "everything that's needed." So owning is a plus but that can change as...
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    question about distro boxes

    I'm trying to educate myself a bit more about power distribution so i don't sound like an idiot in front of my gaffer (because quite frankly power distribution is a bit of a mystery for me).

    So i...
  9. TV logic = yes, SMallHD (DP6) = no. Sunhood is a...

    TV logic = yes, SMallHD (DP6) = no.
    Sunhood is a must.
  10. From plenty of greenscreen experience - including...

    From plenty of greenscreen experience - including on medium and large stages...

    Space lights are nice for set-up but generally useless for lighting the greenscreen. You NEED lights that point in...
  11. Yup! Congrats!

    Yup!
    Congrats!
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    Even though there is a small conflict of...

    Even though there is a small conflict of interest, i've read the workers comp book cover to over and what they say is correct:
    http://www.abspayroll.net/payroll101-workers-compensation-insurance.html
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    If you are the IC performing the work - the sole...

    If you are the IC performing the work - the sole "worker" of your company - you are asked to provide the workers comp to that one "employee" - self - if you are hired as IC by another company....
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    Unfortunately, it's not the accumulated years of...

    Unfortunately, it's not the accumulated years of experience that matters when dealing with accountants (or lawyers for that matter) but their experience in a specific field of our interest. A very...
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    ABS Payroll: http://www.abspayroll.net/ They...

    ABS Payroll:
    http://www.abspayroll.net/

    They deal with the entertainment companies so they understand that the law is not exactly set up to work with freelancers.
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    There are two parts to the questions: (1) who's...

    There are two parts to the questions: (1) who's considered IE and (2) who should be covered by the workers comp.
    RE 1. Most people in the eyes of the law are employees - if for no other reason that...
  17. On a pro set deleting a card means we'll NEVER...

    On a pro set deleting a card means we'll NEVER work again together.

    However at $250 you are not a pro (even if you are a pro), you are a hobbyist and as such you can f-up. Lesson learned to both...
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    [FS: Lighting] what ballast do you have? care to post a picture?

    what ballast do you have? care to post a picture?
  19. Very bad idea. If someone has writer / director /...

    Very bad idea. If someone has writer / director / editor on the website or business card then i'm NOT hiring this person. Jack of all trades is master of none - this has proven to be true many, many...
  20. I replaced my share of fans trying to make my HMI...

    I replaced my share of fans trying to make my HMI ballasts quiet (LTM) as their original fans worked like vacuum cleaner. It IS an uphill battle as at some point there simply is not enough air flow....
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    Add a decent 1x1 LED (or two) so you can do...

    Add a decent 1x1 LED (or two) so you can do daylight when needed (look into used on ebay - used name brand is better than new off brand).
    Slowly start replacing your off brand gear: make sure you...
  22. MY wife is an editor (everything from crappy and...

    MY wife is an editor (everything from crappy and badly shot corporate to high end commercials). In NYC the rate for editor is $500-750/day. On long term projects you get $3000-4000/week. If you are...
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    I ended up telling the producer that to get the...

    I ended up telling the producer that to get the best deal she should check with all local rental houses and get the best quote so she doesn't feel like i'm taking advantage of her. Of course i knew i...
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    Because of bright subject and very dark BG the...

    Because of bright subject and very dark BG the scene looks like some kind of dream - where reality doesn't exist or matters, so "bad" lighting might not be so bad as it accentuates the weird factor. ...
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    How much to take off from the rate?

    Question to the folks who own lots of gear.
    I'm dealing with a pesky client - client i worked for a number of times but each and every time i have to fight for the rate - they always try to undercut...
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