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David Grauberger

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    Cinematographer
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    Denver, CO
  • My Gear
    Red Epic Dragon 6k, Sony FS7

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    http://www.daviddp.com
  1. Hello, I recently picked up a desisti 1200 hmi with electronic ballast at a good price. I didn't realize the bulb was the sealed par 64 kind. (hence the good price I'm sure). Just curious if theres a way to use the more affordable g38 base osram bulbs or similar? I'm new to HMI so I'm not sure if thats a dumb question! If not is there a good source for the sealed bulbs? I'm seeing $500+ online....
  2. Ive used the Source 4 Ellipsoidal attachment for Hive Wasp 250s and really liked that functionality for my work. Wasps are roughy similar to 575w HMI. I'd like some more output from it though. Has anyone ever used the same S4 attachment on an arrisun, LTM or Desisti 1200w HMI? Seems like it should work the same but I haven't tried myself. Not sure if it would be too hot, although the S4s can handle 750w tungsten and Altmans run up to 1k, so they are made to withstand some heat... Heres a pic below of what the hive+S4 combo look like:
  3. Hello, I've got an upcoming underwater shot. Its a single full shot for the credit roll of 2 characters swimming underwater. Budgets low to rent a full housing. I was wondering if theres a probe lens of some sort to get the shot on our "A" cam (Alexa Mini). Thought I had heard of this but can't recall. It would need a 90 Degree turn to get the angle I want. Any ideas would be great! I know Laowa makes a macro probe lens, but Macro wont work for me on this...
  4. What do you guys think about a gimbal on a hostess tray? I have dialogue scenes and I want drivers and passenger side 2 shots. The car will be up on a process trailer but I'm wondering about road vibration. I'm planning to do a hostess tray or similar setup with my key grip. Will hard mounted be stable enough? Or will I need to put a gimbal on the hostess tray? Wondering what you guys think..
  5. Looking for s2/s3 Panchros in good shape. Let me know what you have. Set or singles. Thanks! david@daviddp.com
  6. Good looking work. Can I ask what your taking lenses were on 4773km? Also whats the widest taking lens you can get with this setup? Thanks
  7. Thanks Bruce! Great call. Are there speed issues with flying the black cloth, lighting frames etc.. Its basic dialogue, but wondering if theres a speed threshold to be aware of...
  8. Hello all, I've got a dialogue scene in a car and for several reasons we're thinking renting a process trailer would be the best approach. It'll be my first time using one however I've filmed several times out of trucks with jibs. Just wondering what pitfalls we might run into. Its a Day scene. It'll be a simple rural 2-lane road (two people on a road trip). They each have lines and we're thinking of standard driver side window, reverse from passenger side. Possible 2-shot from hood and maybe some coverage from behind with cam in the back seat. It'll be a single cam shoot I'm thinking we'll be on alexa mini or red with an angenieux 16-42 or zeiss 15.5-45 for our shots. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
  9. Looking to sell my Carbon Fiber Epic Dragon Brain. Its in great condition and has served me well. Camera and all ports function properly. At the moment I'm just looking to sell the brain, but if someone needs it kitted out, contact me for details, I could make that happen. Here's what its got:Brain Alone.......... $8,500Kit Price ............. $12,500Epic Dragon 6k Carbon Fiber Brain 1663 hrsMinimag Side ModuleFull Kit includes:AL Canon Mount(2) 512gb minimags5" touchvlock expander plate Smallrig baseplateSmallrig Top plateCables etc..Skin tone OLPFLow Light OLPF
  10. I'm glad I found this thread as I've been thinking these things for quite some time now. I couldn't agree more with David Mullen in that a movie is not made by the lens choice. I've felt for way too long that too much emphasis is put on the tools/equipment/sensor/lenses while far less discussion is focused on the art and what is actually being captured. I think this is because its much easier and quantifiable to measure lens sharpness/CA/distortion/warmv.cool etc... I think this is a fault that happens in cinematography, because the very nature of DP work is to blend artistic visuals with technical camera work. The debate becomes more obvious and ridiculous when you compare to other mediums. Is a carpenter that much better because he uses Dewalt over Makita? Is a chef that much better if he chooses a Bosch stove over Kitchenaid? Is a painter that much better if he chooses hogshair brushes over acrylic? Is a guitarist that much better if he chooses Gibson over Fender? the tools have to be good enough (cant make gorgeous work out of nothing), but I do feel there is a threshold where it caps out. For a while I've wanted to shoot a spoof scene with an imaginary Picasso and Monet arguing over which bristle brush is superior. I agree with David that Emmanuel Lubeszki will be equally effective with Ultra Primes or Zeiss Standard Speeds or Hawk Vantage '74s. Just my 2 cents...
  11. Thanks for the feedback guys. I may have to go with the multiple CTO/S route. Yeah I've been looking at domestic bulbs that appear to be in the 2400k-2600k range. Amazon has some fun dimmable LED amber 2400k filament style 60w bulbs that may work well for practicals on set... Just wanting something with more firepower for keylight/booklight use...
  12. Hi everyone, I've got a project and I'm looking to match color tones to the warm "filament bulb" look. Looking to take 5600k LEDs and work in that realm. I've been playing around with CTO, but I'm curious if anyone else has found something that works? Not sure where filament bulbs land on the Kelvin scale but it doesn't appear to be 3200... thanks!
  13. Hello everyone, I've got a director requesting anamorphics with the most about of breathing. He likes it for a stylistic choice matching the script. We're interested in Kowa, but I thought I'd put feelers out there for others people have used? Specifically looking for anamorphics right now, but I'm open to spherical if someone can throw out a good idea... Thanks!!
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