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Chris Bradley

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  1. I was looking into investing in speed rail as well as fittings for the purpose of car rigging mainly. I've worked with both 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" speed rail but I was curious what people's preferences were when it came to rigging. Feel free to include pictures as well as tips. I'm always open to learning from others.
  2. Thanks JD! I've read both the Grip Book and Rigging Book but I do feel like i've gained much more practical knowledge from the Key's Ive been up under. I've gotten similar compliments from most that I have worked with about the willingness to learn. It is kind of like what Macks said. A lot of time people don't take the time to ask the right questions so the wisdom isn't being passed along. So I try to make it a point to learn something new every time. I have been mainly working on commercials but I will be working on my first Feature starting Saturday. It just seems like people go out of their way to put on workshops and seminars for those that want to work camera department or direct but for this side of the process the training is limited. I don't mind gaining knowledge from the elders of the industry, but I was hoping for something a little bit more official to supplement what I can gain from them.
  3. Hey Guys, This is my first post so forgive me if my format is incorrect or if I am missing information. My name is Chris and I’ve been working in film for a few years now. I started of by volunteering my time to a local production house here in Kansas and eventually I was able to turn that into profit. Being in the industry for the amount of time that i have been I have learned that the game is supposed to be sold and not told. I understand this however, I am doing my best to continue the learning process. being in a smaller market the gigs tend to reflect as such. To a degree I feel like there is no teacher like experience but where I stand is that I want to be prepared for these experiences. That being said I am considering branching of into different markets to see if there is more official training available. I already understand a lot of the basics like names of equipment, stands, how to operate stands and things of that nature but that is not to say that I’ve come across everything nor do i know each markets terminology for items. My question to you all is do you know of any official training, courses, seminars, or workshops being offered that I may be able to attend? Book recommendations would be appreciated as well. I would be interested in learning things like rigging, dolly operation, and most importantly safety. I do live in Kansas but I am willing to travel anywhere to help advance my career. Thanks! -Chris P.S. I understand the thought of working up under people and soaking up what they have to offer (thats what I have been doing). My problem with this is that people will only tell you either what they want you to know or what you need to know to get the job done.
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