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David E Elkins

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About David E Elkins

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  • Birthday 06/04/1954

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  1. Check The Filter Gallery in NY. They specialize in cutting down filters. http://www.filtergallery.com/
  2. To Peter Enright: If you read further in the section on slating procedures you would see that I explain that on many productions the sound mixer does a "pre-slate" recording of the scene and take number, which is why the 2nd AC on needs to call "marker" when clapping the sticks. David E. Elkins, SOC Camera Operator Author - The Camera Assistant's Manual 6th Edition
  3. Check out my book, The Camera Assistant's Manual, Sixth Edition. There is an entire section on camera prep and what you need to do. David E. Elkins, SOC Camera Operator www.davidelkins.com Old Saybrook, CT USA
  4. Check out my book, "The Camera Assistant's Manual, Fifth Edition" published by Focal Press. David E. Elkins, SOC Camera Operator Connecticut
  5. I used the Panaflex-16 (Elaine) on Tales from the Darkside, The Wonder Years and Dark Justice. I think it is a great camera and never had any problems threading it or any other problems. David E. Elkins, SOC Camera Operator Author - The Camera Assistant's Manual
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    Video Labeling

    Does anybody have any examples of labels used for standard of high definition video shooting? What is the standard information put on a tape label for these types of shoots? Thanks. David E. Elkins
  7. I recommend buying my book "The Camera Assistant's Manual" published by Focal Press. It is a great tool to learn the job responsibilites of the 1st and 2nd AC. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions. David E. Elkins, SOC Camera Operator www.davidelkins.com david@davidelkins.com
  8. Check out the web site for my book The Camera Assistant's Manual. http://www.cameraassistantmanual.com have a couple of different styles of generic camera reports with columns for lens and stop. Let me know what you think. Thanks.
  9. Check out my book, The Camera Assistant's Manual published by Focal Press. I have quite a few tips about pulling focus.
  10. I worked as both a 2nd and 1st in LA for many years on over 150 different productions and here is my opinion. If you are marking actors use 1/2" or 1" paper tape (you may call it spike tape if you wish). The adhesive on the back is not as strong as camera or gaffer tape and this is important when filming in private homes. You don't want to remove the tape only to bring the homeowners floor finish up with it. 1" cloth tape is called Camera Tape. 2" cloth tape is called Gaffer Tape.
  11. Check out my book, "The Camera Assistant's Manual" published by Focal Press. It has complete descriptions of the job responsibilities of both the first and second assistants. David E. Elkins
  12. I am the author of The Camera Assistant's Manual. The fourth edition will be out in late January 2005. My book is designed for those people that have little or no experience and want to learn how to do the job. Doug Hart's book is geared toward those assistant's that have been working for a while. Hope this helps.
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