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    I did Steadicam for the '94 World Cup in Boston,...

    I did Steadicam for the '94 World Cup in Boston, including the Argentina/Greece game with Maradona (the legendary shot of him running straight towards the camera like a wild man was from that game,...
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    I know a few Steadicam operators who prefer those...

    I know a few Steadicam operators who prefer those barefoot type shoes, I always thought it a little counterintuitive myself because of the added load on the body requiring more support/cushioning...
  3. Five years ago I bought a couple of DSR-1800's...

    Five years ago I bought a couple of DSR-1800's for this purpose on eBay for less than $200 each with the optional SDI boards installed (which were still available as new parts, for $1300 each!)....
  4. Well, I did it on this one earlier this year:...

    Well, I did it on this one earlier this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehcUqjpRobQ

    I started cracking the nut on monitoring iPhones externally a while back, I currently use this setup...
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    It takes me back even further, to the BVE3000 I...

    It takes me back even further, to the BVE3000 I used in the late 80's (which was already dated by then).
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    Umph. I want to be supportive of no budget...

    Umph. I want to be supportive of no budget filmmaking but I had a hard time with an opening disclaimer telling me this was really hard to make. ALL short films are really hard to make. Everyone...
  7. Having the ability to switch a focusing tool from...

    Having the ability to switch a focusing tool from actual automatic focus pulling to simply telling you where the focus should be via display is not only a pro concept, it has been around for much...
  8. SHORT: Four years later, still a great message!

    Four years later, still a great message!
  9. GH5 My go-to for past few years has been the...

    My go-to for past few years has been the Glimmerglass, which I generally go with 1/2 or 1. My current show I'm enjoying the look of the the Black Diffusion FX 1, which is doing a nice job of...
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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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