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Nikita K Carpenter Jr

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  1. Just finished a project on the SRII, and was looking to hh the matte box but was stuck with bum support rods. I've tried other bodies and they all seem to wiggle a little too much for comfort. Does anyone have any tricks to keep the rods in place while still being released as if from a finger tight hold?
  2. Just recently started a shoot with it the the footage is looking nice. The low light qualities aren't what I am used to working with, but it certainly got the job done. It's also a weird body to work with because this was my first shoot working with it. Adding a Cine Package to it really helps. Has anyone used it or have any tricks they'd like to share about it? Cheers.
  3. Terrific find! I've been looking for something like this everywhere.
  4. P.S. Gave the speech today. I boiled the points down to content, cost, and quality. It went well! I even brought in some of my short ends to drive the point home. Thanks for the feedback, everyone!
  5. I just recently received some 16mm short ends. The stocks are all Vision2 at 7201 50D, 7205 250D, and 7229 500T. I'm looking to get my hands on an SRII and test them out. Do anyone has any suggestions for what I'd be looking for as far as the nuances between the stocks? What type of tests should I perform to get the most out of the tests?
  6. I'm also throwing the word "support" out of my argument :lol:
  7. Thanks for the responses. I'm definitely scraping the first point. I'm still in the early stages of argument development so I wasn't sure if I should go for that point or not. Now, I know I'll just leave it alone. I was asking around if anyone really cared how there movies were made and most people said they didn't. As long as they saw a movie they thought was cool, they were good. David, I wasn't looking to put the two head to head per say. I'm definitely leaning more towards the point that film is still most definitely a viable option in acquisition. I feel like my original proposals disappointed you. I hope that wasn't the case. They were definitely meant to be critiqued as so, and the criticism is great As of now, I've broken my new arguments down to 1) on-set operations [using the suggestion about camera setups], 2) shooting ratios, and 3) image quality. Once I develop a draft of the speech, I'm going to post it so I can get some more feedback as to how successfully appealing I am to audiences as to not overlooking film and continual potential.
  8. Being the avid film student that I am, I'm doing a speech in my speech class on why you should support movies shot on film as opposed to digitally. Now, my main points are that 1) moviegoers should be conscious of how they're content is create (jobs, commerce, etc.) , 2) the fact that the costs of processing and printing can be reduced if planned correctly, 3) you can still do cool in-camera effects on film and use film to create cool effects, and 4) film has more quality than images produce through digital acquisition. Now, personally, I'm more of a digital kind of person, seeing as I grew up shooting Hi8, S-VHS, MiniDV, DVCPRO, etc., but after shooting on film, I enjoy both mediums equally. I'd like to hear some feedback and see what you're opinions are. Counterarguments would be sweet! Thanks.
  9. I'm sorry about that. I believe it might be the HDW-F900. I'm not sure if that's what we're going with or not, but if so, it wouldn't be bad to know a little about its nuances.
  10. We're either using the HVX + Redrock or the CineAlta. I'm sure, almost positive, and probably correct that there's info for the redrock on here. If so, shoot it to me. If you have any quick tips for it or the CineAlta, that'd be great too. I've 1st ACed before, but not with those setups. I've mainly worked the EX1 + Letus. Thanks for any input!
  11. Excellent. That helps a lot. Actually, it helps a ton. Thank you. Do you usually go in smaller groups or bigger ones?
  12. When you go on one, what kinds of questions do you ask your director? gaffer? And I'd like to know oddly enough what you'd ask your Steadicam Op.
  13. Shot on XHA1, lit with mostly daylight, some 150s and some worklights. It's basically a quick project I shot for someone and I'd like to know what you thought of it. Logline: Guy sees visions via contact with other people. Enjoy. http://vimeo.com/3654680
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