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  1. For that particular client I'd suggest you double your PA rate, at least for a short while, and see how things go.
  2. Cinematography.com sends our deepest thoughts and condolences to the family, friend and colleagues of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Santa Fe New Mexican news article By Victoria Traxler: The director of photography for the feature film Rust, Halyna Hutchins, 42, died at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, and director Joel Souza, 48, was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where he was receiving emergency care, the sheriff’s office said. Baldwin is one of the film’s stars as well as a producer. He went to the sheriff’s office willingly and provided a statement to investigators, sheriff’s office spokesman Juan Ríos said. “We’re treating this as we would any other investigation,” Ríos said, adding deputies were still trying to determine whether what happened was an accident. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a fatal accidental shooting at a Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set Thursday. The prop was fired at Bonanza Creek Ranch, where filming was underway, the sheriff’s office said in an early evening news release. The set was locked down while deputies began their investigation. Attempts to get comment from Baldwin outside the sheriff’s office were unsuccessful. The state film office and the Santa Fe Film Office declined to comment. Deputies were investigating how the incident occurred and “what type of projectile was discharged,” the sheriff’s office said in a release. In a statement, Rust Movie Productions said, “Production has been halted for the time being” on Rust and that “the safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority,” according to Deadline.
  3. streaming at http://stream.createlive.pro/acs-nsw-act-awards-2021
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  5. How about high temp spray paint?
  6. I could never bring myself to check heavy sandbags on a plane. I'd either bring empty sand bags, hire a local PA with sandbags, bring cloth shopping bags and fill them with something from the location (books/rocks), or bring some straps and use my empty equipment cases to weigh the stands down.
  7. Fortunately LED light quality has come a long way since 2011. Another YouTuber, Andrew Locke, took a color meter to to the 600D at the end of this video:
  8. Bring your Master Class confirmation letter All guests must register for your Cine Gear Expo badge credential to attend the Master Class at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Registration entrance and parking are the same as for the expo event. Moderated by Cinematographers: TBD https://www.cinegearexpo.com/la-expo/#masterclasses With this seminar you are in for a treat. Here are some incredibly talented cinematographers that will share their knowledge and enthusiasm for this craft. You will have these artists demonstrating and discussing their techniques and problem solving skills. The program is flexible and will evolve until the scheduled date arrives.
  9. Akie, According to this IndieWire article cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo used poor quality florescent lights. You might try RGB LED tube lights which would give you more color options. Consider using tube lights that dim all the way to 1%.
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    Join us on Thursday, August 26th for the Variety | Rolling Stone Truth Seekers Summit Presented by Showtime Documentary Films. This virtual event explores the art of documentary and investigative storytelling with Errol Morris, Dawn Porter, Liz Garbus, Donald Albright, Joe Berlinger, Sam Pollard and more to be announced. Stanley Nelson will be presented with the Variety & Rolling Stone Truth Seeker Award. Registration is free but required for access.
  11. Blackmagic Design today announced a new family of Blackmagic Studio Cameras for live production. The new compact all-in-one design will help a wider range of live production customers who need cameras with professional features that are also fast to setup on location. The new Blackmagic Studio Cameras include design features such as carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate and large integrated 7" viewfinders so they are very light weight making them much easier to transport and setup than large traditional studio cameras. Blackmagic Studio Cameras are available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide from $1,295. Blackmagic Studio Cameras have the same features as large studio cameras, miniaturized into a single compact and portable design. Plus with digital film camera dynamic range and color science, the cameras can handle extremely difficult lighting conditions while producing cinematic looking images. The sensor features an ISO up to 25,600 so customers can create amazing images even in dimly lit venues. Advanced features include talkback, tally, camera control, built in color corrector, Blackmagic RAW recording to USB disks and much more. While Blackmagic Studio Camera is designed for live production, it’s not limited to use with a live switcher. That’s because it records Blackmagic RAW to USB disks, so it can be used in any situation where customers use a tripod. The large 7" viewfinder makes it perfect for work such as chat shows, television production, broadcast news, sports, education, conference presentations and even weddings. The large bright display with side handles, touch screen and physical controls makes it easy to track shots while being comfortable to use for long periods of time. Large broadcasters use expensive studio cameras that are extremely large, so they’re not very portable. It features a lightweight carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate body with innovative technology in a miniaturized design. The camera is designed for live production so it’s easy to track and frame shots with its large 7" viewfinder. The touchscreen has menus for camera settings, and there's knobs for brightness, contrast and focus peaking. Plus a tripod mount with mounting plate is included for fast setup. The Blackmagic Studio Camera features gain from -12dB (100 ISO) up to +36dB (25,600 ISO) so it's optimized to reduce grain and noise in images, while maintaining the full dynamic range of the sensor. The gain can be set from the camera, or remotely from a switcher using the SDI or Ethernet remote camera control. The amazing 4K sensor combined with Blackmagic generation 5 color science gives customers the same imaging technology used in digital film cameras. The color corrector can even be controlled from the switcher. With 13 stops of dynamic range, the camera has darker blacks and brighter whites, perfect for color correction. The sensor features a resolution of 4096 x 2160 which is great for both HD and Ultra HD work. Plus, all models support from 23.98 fps up to 60 fps. With the popular MFT lens mount, Blackmagic Studio Cameras are compatible with a wide range of affordable photographic lenses. Photographic lenses are incredible quality because they're designed for use in high resolution photography. To eliminate the need to reach around to adjust the lens zoom and focus, the optional focus and zoom demands let customers adjust the lens from the tripod handles just like a large studio camera. It gives customers the same feel as an expensive B4 broadcast lens. The large 7" high resolution screen will totally transform how customers work with the camera because it's big enough to make framing shots much easier. On screen overlays show status and record parameters, histogram, focus peaking indicators, levels, frame guides and more. Customers can even apply 3D LUTs for monitoring shots with the desired color and look. Unlike consumer cameras, the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro model has SDI connections that include talkback so the switcher operator can communicate with cameras during live events. That means the director can talk to the camera operators to guide shot selection, eliminating the problem where all cameras could have the same shot, at the same time. The talkback connector is built into the side of the camera and supports standard 5 pin XLR broadcast headsets. Blackmagic Studio cameras have lots of connections for connecting to both consumer and broadcast equipment. All models feature HDMI with tally, camera control and record trigger, so are perfect for ATEM Mini switchers. Customers also get headphone and mic connections, and 2 USB-C expansion ports. The advanced Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro model is designed for broadcast workflows so has 12G-SDI, 10GBASE-T Ethernet, talkback and balanced XLR audio inputs. The 10G Ethernet allows all video, tally, talkback and camera power via a single connection, so setup is much faster. That's just like a SMPTE fiber workflow, but using standard Category 6A copper Ethernet cable so it's much lower cost. The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro model supports connecting cameras via a single Ethernet cable. Traditional broadcast studio cameras use SMPTE fiber to communicate and power cameras, however SMPTE fiber is very expensive. Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro model has 10G Ethernet as an alternative to SMPTE fiber so it's much lower cost. The Ethernet includes all camera video, program return feeds, tally, talkback, camera control and also power. The Blackmagic Studio Converter handles all video conversions at the switcher end plus adds power to the Ethernet cable. That means customers don't need to connect power to the camera. The Blackmagic Studio Camera features a high speed USB-C expansion port that allows customers to record to external disks or connect to a wide range of accessories. Plug in an external USB flash disk and the camera can record high quality 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files for later editing and color correction. That means customers can just move the disk to a computer to work, and customers don't need to waste time with file copying. Plus the USB port will power any phone or disk that’s plugged in. Some file formats such as H.264 are highly compressed, so add noise and artifacts, causing sensor detail to be lost forever. Blackmagic RAW eliminates this problem so customers get stunning images with incredible detail and rich color throughout the whole post production pipeline. Blackmagic RAW also saves camera settings as metadata so customers can change ISO, white balance and exposure later in DaVinci Resolve. Plus the files are small and fast, so editing responsiveness is incredible. Blackmagic Studio Cameras include built in microphones so customers get sound included in the design making setup much faster. Plus the built in microphones are shock and wind resistant, so customers get great sound even in tough conditions. There’s also a 3.5mm audio input for connecting video camera microphones as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. Because the most common location to place microphones is near to cameras, the Pro model includes the best audio ever designed into a studio camera. The professional 2 channel balanced XLR inputs support +24 dBu line level and have an ultra low noise microphone preamplifier with P48 phantom power alongside an equivalent input noise (E.I.N.) of -131 dBV(A). That's followed by two 117 dB high dynamic range analog to digital converters, so customers get the high end audio demanded by broadcasters and audio engineers. This means any microphone plugged into the XLR inputs will have a higher level of noise than the camera's audio. To allow quick mounting onto tripods and faster setup, all Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K models include a tripod mount with a machined metal design and quick mounting plate. The quick mounting plate allows the camera to slide onto the tripod and customers get forward and rear adjustment of the camera so customers can adjust the position to get the perfect camera balance. Blackmagic Studio Cameras have lots of different power options. All models have a common 12V DC locking power connector so the cable won't be accidentally pulled out. However if users are using a single Ethernet cable to connect to the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro model, then the whole camera and its accessories can be powered from the Ethernet connection. The Blackmagic Studio Converter has a large power supply that adds PoE power to the Ethernet cable so customers don't need any power connection to the camera. That’s a great solution when there's no power available where the cameras are placed. The optional zoom and focus demands can be added to turn affordable photography lenses into amazing broadcast lenses. The focus and zoom demands have USB-C connections so they work with all Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K models. Each zoom and focus demand has 2 USB-C ports, so customers can daisy chain them then connect to the camera with a single USB connection. The design has an incredibly precise feel and so customers get very fine lens control, and customers can frame and adjust the lens without taking their hands off the tripod handles. With 10G Ethernet on the Pro model, customers can connect all signals to the camera with the one Ethernet IP link connection. That means the camera feed, return program feed, timecode, reference, tally, talkback and control are all sent down the single cable. That's the same benefits of SMPTE fiber, but the standard 10G copper Ethernet cable is much lower cost. The Blackmagic Studio Converter allows breakout of all the video, audio and talkback connections at the studio end. It also includes a massive power supply that powers the camera down the Ethernet cable, so customers don't need a power source near the camera. "These new studio cameras are built on all the knowledge and customer feedback from the original Blackmagic Studio Cameras," said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. "These new models are a big step forward and they have been designed to be high end cameras, not entry level cameras. They might be small and self contained, but the features such as the built in 10G Ethernet, low light capability and professional viewfinder design make them very high end cameras for high end work!" Blackmagic Studio Cameras Features Designed specifically for live production. Carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate chassis. Up to 25,600 ISO for incredible low light performance. Native 4K sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range. Compatible with a wide range of popular MFT lenses. Large 7 inch high brightness viewfinder. Includes 12G-SDI, HDMI, 10G Ethernet connections. Single 10G Ethernet allows SMPTE fiber style workflow. USB-C port allows recording directly to external disks. Features incredible quality Blackmagic RAW recording. Built in stereo microphones with wide separation. Professional mini XLR inputs with 48 volt phantom power. Includes tripod mount for quick location setup. Powers by 12V or Ethernet connection. Optional focus and zoom demands for lens control. Blackmagic Studio Converter allows all connections via Ethernet. Availability and Price Blackmagic Studio Cameras are available now from $1,295, excluding local duties and taxes, from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
  12. Cine Gear Expo is the premier event for professionals engaged in the film and entertainment technology industry. Taking place September 23rd - 25th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Cine Gear features exhibits, new product and service introductions, complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, and ample opportunity to network with peers. Badge registration is now open for Cine Gear LA 2021. All attendees must complete this FREE registration process to obtain their credentials. Registration is free until 11:59 p.m. PDT, September 18th, 2021. Advanced registration will help convey our COVID-19 safety plans to guests before they attend. Attendee Registration Cine Gear Expo LA 2021 Location: Los Angeles Convention Center Exhibits & Seminars Friday, September 24th Hours: 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 25th Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Film Competition Screenings Thursday, September 23rd Finalist Screenings 12:00 noon - 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 24th Winners Announced at Awards Party Master Classes Saturday, September 25th Lighting Master Class 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center Sunday, September 26th Master Classes TBA Tickets for the Film Series Screenings, Master Classes, and Gold & Silver Passes will be available soon. Check back regularly for show updates. www.cinegearexpo.com
  13. The IDA+XRM Media Incubator supports short vérité documentary films from around the globe, with an emphasis on emerging filmmakers and new perspectives. Both a fund and a mentorship program, the Incubator provides production and post-production grants and mentorship from Academy and Emmy award-nominated directors to filmmakers crafting character-driven observational shorts. Inclusion and diversity, both in terms of the filmmaking team and subject matter, are a priority of the fund. With major support from XRM Media, the Incubator will grant three filmmakers with $25,000 each. In 2021, the Incubator mentors are Oscar-nominated directors Skye Fitzgerald (Hunger Ward) and Smriti Mundhra (St. Louis Superman), and Emmy-nominated director Nadia Hallgren (Becoming). Application Deadline: Monday, August 2, 2021 New Extended Deadline: Monday, August 9, 2021 9am PT https://www.documentary.org/incubator
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    EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2021 29th EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF THE ART OF CINEMATOGRAPHY 13-20 November 2021, TORUŃ, Poland 29th EnergaCAMERIMAGE – a great international feast of cinema Excellent movies, outstanding filmmakers, meetings, seminars, workshops Presentations of modern technologies and film equipment Remarkable documentary films and terrific music videos Exceptional atmosphere and unforgettable experience Unique tribute to the 10th muse ENTRY CARDS The sale of Entry Cards will begin in September. ONLINE PLATFORM Our online streaming platform will be available for the whole year. There you can find video materials from previous editions of the EnergaCAMERIMAGE Festival. You can find our platform here: online.ecfcamerimage.pl HOMESTAY PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS Out of concern for the safety of our participants, we have decided to suspend the Homestay program in 2020. The decision about this year’s edition will rely on the situation of the pandemic in Poland. PROGRAM The program of EnergaCAMERIMAGE Film Festival 2021 will be available three weeks before the event! https://camerimage.pl/
  15. Student and BSC Club members Prizes sponsored by ARRI CT We are expecting this years event to take place at The Regent Street Cinema in London. If the Covid 19 situation changes then we will run the event online. Criteria for entry Submission is free Films to be a maximum of 20 minutes (1 entry only) A shortened ‘cinematographers cut’ may be submitted provided it retains enough of the ‘essence’ of the film. Films to have been produced within the past 18 months of the closing date. Films will be judged by full members of the BSC who will take particular notice of the creativity and an appreciation of the art of cinema, and how the lighting, composition and camera movement have been used to enhance the story and mood of the film. Submission deadline 31st July 2021 https://bscine.com/news?id=406
  16. Join the SOC for this informal Zoom gathering on the first Saturday of the month from 4:30 to 6:00 pm PST to meet and greet fellow members. This gathering is informal and freeform with a SOC host. Jump on at any time during the “happy hour,” with a drink in hand, and connect with your fellow operators. SOC Hosts: Alfeo Dixon, SOC; Pauline Edwards, SOC; & Nikk Hearn-Sutton, SOC Register at https://soc.org/event/august-soc-happy-hour/
  17. SOC Education Series Vision: A Look into Eyesight and Eye Care for Camera Operators Join the SOC session and discussion presented by Thomas C. Lee M.D. and Simon Jayes, SOC. Register at https://soc.org/event/vision-a-look-into-eyesight-and-eye-care-for-camera-operators-by-thomas-c-lee-m-d/
  18. It's been almost a decade since ARRI's last 3-axis lens control became available. The new, state-of the-art "Hi-5" features: Hi-performance: strong radio signal over long distances Hi-versatility: swappable radio modules for different locations Hi-speed: fast and efficient on-set ecosystem Hi-tech: future-proof hardware and software architecture Hi-reliability: robust, weatherproof, long battery life The new ARRI Hi-5 is the most sophisticated hand unit on the market, providing reliable wireless camera and lens control in demanding situations on set. Weatherproof and solidly built, it features an exceptional radio link range and unique, swappable radio modules for different territories and shooting challenges. Replacing ARRI’s previous top-end hand unit, the WCU-4, and representing a significant step forward, the new Hi-5 is central to the fifth-generation ecosystem of ARRI’s Electronic Control System (ECS). Together with a new radio system, new intelligent batteries, smart focus rings, and an iOS app, the Hi-5 modernizes on-set connectivity, simplifying complex tasks for film crews. Various of the new technologies incorporated into the design have patents pending. Typically, the Hi-5 will be in the hands of a focus puller or 1st AC, and ARRI has done everything possible to enhance their comfort and confidence. Proven ergonomics make the Hi-5 a pleasure to hold and operate, while the modern, stylish touchscreen interface, based on a camera GUI, will be instantly and intuitively familiar. Lens file management and software updates are faster and easier with the new ARRI ECS Sync App. Most innovative of all are the swappable radio modules—a feature never before seen in a hand unit. With an often congested 2.4 GHz ISM band and different frequency regulations in different countries, the ability to exchange radio modules is a huge advantage, allowing crews to choose the module that best suits each shooting location. ARRI will release three radio modules in the 900 and 2400 MHz ranges, using direct sequence and frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology to cut through interference. Together, they cover a multitude of shooting situations with a significantly improved, robust and long-range radio link, while ensuring backwards-compatibility with existing camera equipment. As technology evolves, even more modules can be added, making the Hi-5 a future-proof investment, able to accommodate future standards for on-set hardware communications. Reliability of all features and functions was an overriding priority in the Hi-5’s design and construction, with particular attention paid to the ruggedized housing for operating in harsh environmental conditions. Sealed, dustproof, and weatherproof, the hand unit feels unmistakably solid the moment it is picked up, and will keep you shooting even when the elements are against you. Various design elements of the Hi-5 are oriented towards maximizing efficiency. Smart pre-marked focus rings now communicate directly with the Hi-5 hand unit, being instantly recognized and mapped to the lens focus scale. Batteries for the Hi-5 are ARRI products, based on the NP-L interface; they can be hot-swapped without powering the unit down, and their remaining capacity is always precisely displayed on the Hi-5 screen. Meanwhile, a new Tail Slate Mode prevents the user from stopping recording before capturing a tail slate on shots that need it.
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    NAB 2021

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    This October, the wait is over — NAB Show returns to Las Vegas. No matter where you fall in the content ecosystem, this is where you’ll reconnect to the tools, technology and people who will empower you on your path. Take the first look at brand-new products and applications. Engage in compelling conversations with current and future partners. And immerse yourself in a show floor where innovative and future-ready solutions are waiting at every turn. If you’re involved with the business of storytelling, then you belong at NAB Show. https://nabshow.com/2021/
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    Cine Gear Expo

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    Unique in concept, Cine Gear Expo offers artists and technicians the opportunity to discover state-of-the-art technology and techniques including content capture hardware, workflow software, support equipment, and the latest production services. Invitees get hands-on training, gain knowledge and skills from world technology leaders and network with peers all within a professional and comfortable studio environment. .https://www.cinegearexpo.com/
  21. Welcome to Pages! Pages extends your site with custom content management designed especially for communities. Create brand new sections of your community using features like blocks, databases and articles, pulling in data from other areas of your community. Create custom pages in your community using our drag'n'drop, WYSIWYG editor. Build blocks that pull in all kinds of data from throughout your community to create dynamic pages, or use one of the ready-made widgets we include with the Invision Community. View our Pages documentation
  22. I've removed the DownVote option and enabled some new positive and neutral reaction options.
  23. Maybe we should vote on it 🙂 I agree mostly. The DownVote Button's value lies only in its ability to vaguely communicate the view of those who may be apprehensive or too shy to use words.
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