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  1. There isn't a single industry standard. A number...

    There isn't a single industry standard. A number of operators I know own their own, others rent them out. It's a bit of a tall build to throw at the grips without some advance warning but generally...
  2. Rickshaws are indeed available, but they are one...

    Rickshaws are indeed available, but they are one of those things that exists in the higher-end industry that takes a while to be "discovered" by the indie world (a classic example is the slider, we...
  3. Regarding the suggestions of using a wheeled...

    Regarding the suggestions of using a wheeled platform (rickshaw, scooter etc):

    It's nice to save one's energy especially for long takes and/or multiple takes. The main drawback vs one's feet is...
  4. Ha, OK, well...I spent a few decades walking...

    Ha, OK, well...I spent a few decades walking backwards for a living, so let's see if I can offer any perspective on this! (also reminded of the podcast series about Steadicam operators entitled...
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    I use tungsten for the bigger fresnel work...

    I use tungsten for the bigger fresnel work (5K/10K/T12) for sun gags on stage, Source 4's (the LED ones are still a bit weaksauce) and the odd overhead softbox and other places where budget dictates....
  6. Likewise, hope it went great!!! Definitely...

    Likewise, hope it went great!!! Definitely curious about the tech and if it worked out as hoped.
  7. The first 25 or so were from a TV movie, never...

    The first 25 or so were from a TV movie, never knew which one. The later ones are from the movie "Falling in Love", a somewhat forgotten film with DeNiro and Streep.

    Ted didn't operate Panaglide...
  8. Simple yes...small, not really compared to...

    Simple yes...small, not really compared to today's cameras especially with mag included, but of course we do load cameras down with a lot more stuff. But definitely heavier. As seen in these...
  9. He definitely smoked it, but I think even in...

    He definitely smoked it, but I think even in those days he had to pick his battles when and where to do so on set.

    One of my favorite moments in the Ghostbusters featurette is to see him hauling...
  10. Vintage stills of New York production with Ted Churchill, Steadicam Operator

    This week marked the 25th anniversary of the passing of legendary Steadicam operator Ted Churchill. In rememberance, I digitized a pile of old negatives to share with the Steadicam community and...
  11. In my late teens I worked a series of movie...

    In my late teens I worked a series of movie theatre usher jobs (absolutely worth it for seeing free movies, over and over again). One night one of the projectionists asked me to help him out as this...
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    In theory, I guess...I haven't looked at the hour...

    In theory, I guess...I haven't looked at the hour meter on my A250 but considering that it's been cooking away for months at a time on show after show for the past 5 years, you'd think with the fixed...
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    I didn't get the memo on that. Other than the...

    I didn't get the memo on that. Other than the OLED panels being phased out, did we decide they are unhip at some point...?! I'm very content with my Sony A250.
  14. Oooh, you moved the goalposts on me! In the first...

    Oooh, you moved the goalposts on me! In the first post you said the officiant and yourself the groom would both be transmitting, so that was why I pointed out that keying could become an issue.
    ...
  15. I think it is important to think about the event...

    I think it is important to think about the event itself in terms of having the most seamless experience for all involved. For the participants in the ceremony, you won't want the distractions or...
  16. From what I understand, the smaller TV's (under...

    From what I understand, the smaller TV's (under 42") are becoming less popular in their traditional uses (RV, kid's room etc) where laptops and iPads may do just as well. To keep the size to price...
  17. Cool app but make sure to check out the latency...

    Cool app but make sure to check out the latency specs for a given camera. High latency monitors work fine for certain applications and users but are dealbreakers for others.

    Last year I did a lot...
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    Your story about the Steadicam operator is...

    Your story about the Steadicam operator is chilling, Eric, but it does happen. I got saddled with an operator once who misrepresented his ownership and familiarity of the gear. At prep he built the...
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    As far as comparative scales for, say, writers...

    As far as comparative scales for, say, writers and DP's in the episodic world: DP side will likely lie somewhere between $6 and $10K a week depending on overall budget of the show. Only the newest...
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    Yes, for sure. I thought we were talking about...

    Yes, for sure. I thought we were talking about series. Usually when a non-union feature is acquired there are provisions built into the sale that cover the conversion, such as projects made under a...
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    I'm not sure I'm following. If a signatory...

    I'm not sure I'm following. If a signatory production is a SAG signatory, they can't make a non-SAG scripted series. That's what being a signatory means.

    If you are talking about acquiring an...
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    Getting an agent is not necessarily that hard....

    Getting an agent is not necessarily that hard. Getting the RIGHT agent is hard. But much, much harder than that is getting a show picked up. I have a number of friends who have incredible writing...
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    You know, I kind of like PapPert. At least it...

    You know, I kind of like PapPert. At least it solves the pronunciation issue. Every now and then someone will try to call me C-Pap and I'm like uh yeah no.
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    Everyone does it differently. I do learn about...

    Everyone does it differently. I do learn about new gear from colleagues and manufacturers, sure, but also one of the reasons I hang out around here is to learn about things from this angle. As I said...
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    Nothing really all that surprising. For years...

    Nothing really all that surprising. For years I've skimmed threads like these on message boards and am fascinated at the apparent technical depth of the discussion. If you tried to engage the...
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