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  1. Hardly! Multiple cameras doesn't mean a sitcom...

    Hardly! Multiple cameras doesn't mean a sitcom (and cameras and actors move around plenty in sitcoms too). Most of what you are seeing on TV and in features is shot multiple cameras without these...
  2. Good points, Mitch. I used to own a set of Hot...

    Good points, Mitch. I used to own a set of Hot Gears (as seen in the picture you posted--I assume those are Mitch Dubin's). Very handy for remote operation, quick conversion to and from conventional...
  3. Thread: Brief

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    SHORT: Yes, a foreground cross in the middle of a moving...

    Yes, a foreground cross in the middle of a moving shot like that would be a particularly difficult version of a planned wipe. You'd have to make sure the wipe happened on both sides exactly timed to...
  4. Multiple cameras per scene. Say for example...

    Multiple cameras per scene.

    Say for example you are shooting single camera, you start with the master at 24mm then want to move into coverage on a medium shot on a 35. Your preference is to shoot...
  5. Thread: Brief

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    SHORT: It doesn't come across well with the compression...

    It doesn't come across well with the compression online, but it only stays dark for a short time in the film, then a long slow ramp up as if one's eyes are adjusting to the light.



    It depends...
  6. I can't speak for that job but I have done jobs...

    I can't speak for that job but I have done jobs over the years where the mandate is to operate "badly" (of course there will be a buzzword used like "energy" or "organically") with the intent of...
  7. To each his own. I think that can get a little...

    To each his own. I think that can get a little dogmatic. There's a good argument to be made about consistency within a scene, such as matching coverage on characters having a conversation (or...
  8. Thread: Brief

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    SHORT: Brief

    This is a short film put together by some close friends and I agreed to shoot it for them. My camera/Steadicam operator Neal Bryant was very excited to do a 12 min one'r, he had always expressed...
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    I regularly shoot on Varicam at the 5000 ISO...

    I regularly shoot on Varicam at the 5000 ISO native setting and under-rate it. On my current series my standard ISO is 2000 down from 5000. Gives me plenty of latitude in any direction I choose--1...
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    Varicam 35 and LT have the same sensor, picture...

    Varicam 35 and LT have the same sensor, picture quality is for all intents and purposes the same.

    Some features shown in the picture montage at bottom of this page:...
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    The challenge for them is that their jobs are...

    The challenge for them is that their jobs are essentially binary: is it in focus, or isn't it? Obviously there are degrees of both but that's mostly what it comes down to. I do think it is an easier...
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    I had thought about responding to this but in all...

    I had thought about responding to this but in all honesty, the last time I pulled focus was in the 80's!

    I took this one right to the top for you folks, my old college pal Gregor Tavenner who is...
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    Ha! True enough. It's such solid writing and...

    Ha! True enough. It's such solid writing and strong performance. I tend to think of my time on that show more in terms of the big Steadicam shots, I forget about things like this.
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    Sam, wasn't sure what the quote was that you were...

    Sam, wasn't sure what the quote was that you were referring to? Stuff?

    I have been trying to think of times that we've done Mickey Rooneys on Techno and for some reason I keep coming up blank....
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    Surely not if humans are part of the layering?

    Surely not if humans are part of the layering?
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    Don't know if these are any help--found them on...

    Don't know if these are any help--found them on an old hard drive. The first few are from Cinegear 2005, I would think around the official unveiling of the Genesis. Last one is from the first movie I...
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    One of the things that can negate the effect of a...

    One of the things that can negate the effect of a super slow dolly move is extraneous movement, such as jitter or float in the frame caused by operator influence, mechanical play or irregularity in...
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    that is friggin' hilarious! Used to have a...

    that is friggin' hilarious! Used to have a machinist at Panavision WH I could hit up for you but he's moved on.
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    Replicating existing light sources from...

    Replicating existing light sources from incandescent to daylight falls within the realm of bicolor lights, so I think there will long be a use for those alongside RGB units. There's a tradeoff to...
  20. I can't find the post where I talked about it, I...

    I can't find the post where I talked about it, I think it was this one: https://youtu.be/y_qZggrYHRQ?t=38

    This was before LED units were arriving with pre-programmed effects and it was hard to...
  21. Thread: Joker

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    Saw it yesterday. First feature I've seen in a...

    Saw it yesterday. First feature I've seen in a long time that really got its claws into me. So impressed by Joaquim's performance, the production design and Larry's fantastic cinematography. I admit...
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    Ironically, that is the exact length of a 400ft...

    Ironically, that is the exact length of a 400ft mag shooting 4 perf 35mm, which was the common setup for handheld and Steadicam. Nothing like a 2 minute shot with the resulting discussions "should we...
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    Maybe if I leave the industry! The really good...

    Maybe if I leave the industry! The really good stuff would require naming names!
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    I negotiated my own deals as a Steadicam operator...

    I negotiated my own deals as a Steadicam operator for many years and got pretty good at it, but it sometimes required playing serious hardball with the line producer. One time I remember that guy...
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    The reason that I care about the script is that...

    The reason that I care about the script is that it is very rare that a poor script will result in anything but a poor movie, and that generally means it will have little to no future. So it becomes...
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