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Stephen Lucas

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  • Birthday 12/24/1984

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    Culinary Arts

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  1. Hello Community, Has anyone tested out these new(er) expendable Matthboards for reflecting sunlight? Namely, how they would compare to standard shiny boards in reference to output, punch, operability, ect. They seem pretty smart because one could swap out the reflector in the yoke if it gets damaged but do they reflect as efficiently as a standard shiny? Just curious if anyone has used them. Cheers~ stevo
  2. There are many technical duties and tricks to being an efficient 2nd AC, e.g. proper distance of the slate from the lens, clean and thorough camera reports/timecards, doing everything to insure the 1st AC doesn't have to leave the camera, being a ninja with actor/focus marks, a good courtesy tab on the tape rolls, etc. Most of this comes from just spending time on set. But everyone previous has mentioned some important qualities that are less technical and more personable. Being a trustworthy, loyal, mature, sociable person goes a long way on the set. Thinking ahead is invaluable. Being there before your colleague has a chance to make the request saves time and effort, and inherently helps you become a well oiled machine. cheers~
  3. The most important thing is to simply communicate with your 1st or 2nd and confirm an agreeable method that works for the both of you. This conversation should be done before a lens leaves the case. Yes, it is good etiquette to always reset the lends to wide open and infinity before returning it to the case or handing it to the 1st. As for caps, one shouldn't get too hung up on one method of a lens change. I know professionals that do both. You're DP/Cinematographer might also have a preference on how you handle lenses. If this is the case, his word is gospel. The purpose of a method is to keep the equipment safe, clean, and in immaculate condition. However you achieve this is just preference (within a threshold, of course).
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