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  1. Minimal Camera Crew for independent productions Not long ago, I wrapped an independent feature that was shot in Morocco with a DoP I had already worked for on two more movies. From the very first contact with the production company, it was quite clear that it was a low budget movie, therefore it was mandatory to squeeze the most out of every single euro in order to make the shooting possible according to the schedule, without the need to do extra hours and such. As usual, I advised the director of photography on the gear list, try to get everything I considered necessary and making a separate list of devices and accessories that could be considered dispensable, hoping that finally the production company would come to an agreement with the rental house. Since the prep time had been very short, there was a lot of information about the shooting I wasn’t aware of, and now that I came back I would like to share what I've learned from this experience. Speaking about gear and accessories, I realized that there are some of them that are wrongly considered “fancy”, while it’s precisely in low budget productions when they become more handy and/or essential. Here more: https://www.camaleonrental.com/gb/blog/minimal-camera-crew-for-independent-productions.html
  2. Take the camera and Run - Film cameras Blog As happened to me quiet a few times lately (and I have the feeling it will keep on happening) I found myself in one of the shooting situation I dislike the most, which is when more or less suddenly As happened to me quite a few times lately (and I have the feeling it will keep on happening) I found myself in one of the shooting situation I dislike the most, which is when more or less suddenly the 1st AD tells me :”Put in that van everything you’re gonna need for the rest of the day, we’re moving to a new location which is an hour drive from here. Don’t forget anything, be fast and please… keep it simple!”. Of course, I’m not speaking about situation where this was in the callsheet, in that case it is pretty easy to be prepared. I’m speaking of those times when a sudden change comes up (rain on location, new shooting plan, talent’s agenda variations and an awful long etc.) and we need to improvise, which is from my point of view one of the most important skills of a good AC. I’m pretty sure that some of you came up quickly with an answer like :”Ask the DoP!” and even though it is logic, if life was so easy everybody could be a top notch assistant cameraman. Normally, when this kind of situations happens, there has been an important change in the order of the shots, so is pretty likely that the DoP has his hands full speaking with the gaffer and/or the best boy about the new situation, discussing with the director all kind of lighting issues etc. Of course, the camera crew also will need confirmation from him, but is going to be much more fast if we do all the thinking, and then we just ask for a confirmation of the equipment list. Plus, making sure there is everything is needed for the shooting camera wise is one of the duties of the first assistant. More here: https://www.camaleonrental.com/gb/blog/take-the-camera-and-run.html
  3. Sniper Package $6000 MK3 Laser & Display paired and with newest firmware Smoke Iris 17 Degree Lens 5 Degree Lens Optical Flat P&T Bracket Noga Arm 5 Batteries 2 Chargers Power Cables 1 P-tap to 2 pin coiled 1 3-pin to 2-pin coiled 1 straight 3-pin to straight 2-pin 36” 1 straight 3-pin to 90 degree 2-pin 36” Preston MDR interface cables 1 short 90 degree to straight 16” 1 long 90 degree to straight 36” 1 long 90 degree to 90 degree 36” 1 Display Cable 36” Manual $6000 , shipping included in price, if purchased in the Continental US
  4. Hi Everyone, I'm selling my Rainbow 7" monitor, like new conditions, it's a very good monitor, not the SBL model, but it's very good for every application. It's really in excellent working and aesthetic conditions, really like new. it comes with a transvideo PAG original V-lock battery plate (340 euro optional). The new price is 1700 Euro plus VAT for monitor and 280 Euro plus VAT for battery plate, I'm selling the hole package for 1200 Euro plus shipping costs. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mUrc1r4M5kJSrty20YjtPogj5y9TO98M
  5. The Heden Carat Wireless Focus System in the USA Through a partnership with Heden, Cinoflex secured the best pricing, customer service, and immediate delivery of Heden products. Currently offering FREE demo's and 1-day loans of complete Heden Carat Focus kits. Please contact immediately for details. Separate motors also for sale. LOCATED IN LOS ANGELES, and can deliver straight to you on set for demo's and loans. Rental units also available, starting at $89.00 per day. SALES@CINOFLEX.COM
  6. Sequenceshots The great Orson Welles used to say :”A long-playing full shot is what always separates the men from the boys. Anybody can make movies with a pair of scissors and a two-inch lens.” And as usual, the master was totally right. Thanks to movies such as “Children of men”, “Gravity” or “Birdman” (and a lot more) the sequence shots are once again very popular and with the help of digital cinema that removed several limitations we previously had (such for instance the time limitation of 10 minutes due to the size of 35mm film magazines), this kind of shot has become RELATIVELY easier (or at least possible even for small and medium-sized productions). The capital letters are on purpose, since shooting a one-shot sequence is still an extremely complicated thing to do, the longer the harder... More info here.
  7. Hi all, I am in the middle making a few purchases for my AC kit and was wanting some tips/advice on anything I may not have, or alternative suggestions. I generally work as a 1st AC on low budget Short films, Music videos, TV Drama, and Commercials. I want to build a kit that is flexible between job to job and could be used for indie features. Kit: SetWear Heat Resistant Gloves Tweezers 1x 20m (blue) rope 1x 10m (green) rope Twin Uniden UHF radios Sunglasses SupFire LED torch Head Torch AC Belt Pouch Lens Blower Lens brush Dentist mirror Sekonic L-758CINE light meter MacBeth Colour Chart Assorted BNC Barrels and Connections 1x Bungee (Small) cord, 1x Bungee (Large) cord 1x Hard Tape, 1x Fibre Glass Tape Mini Stapler Adhesive Labels (for identifying cameras on multi-cam shoots) Reversible Cable ties, Standard Cable ties (Small&Large, multicolours) WD-40 (250ml) Falcon Compressed air Helix Stencils Notepad Lighter XXX mints Tissues Misc; iPhone 4 Charger cable USB powered LED Light Portable USB Battery Pack Spirit Level Mini First AID Kit Panadol 2x Rubber Door Stopper 50ml Hand Sanitiser Tools; WAVE Leatherman Screwdriver Set Gorilla Grip Allen Key set Tapes; 1-inch Pro Gaff Fluro Camera Tape (Green) 1-inch Pro Gaff Fluro Camera Tape (Pink) 1-inch Pro Gaff Fluro Camera Tape (Yellow) Nashua Gaffer’s 357 Tape (Black) Stylus Black Electrical 18mm Tape Stylus Camera 25mm Tape (Blue) Stylus Camera 25mm Tape (Red) Stylus Camera 25mm Tape (Yellow) Stylus Camera 25mm Tape (Green) Artist Tape 25mm Paper Tape (Green) Safety Red & White Tape Markers & Pens; Black Sharpie 4x Staedtler Non-Permanent Fine Point (.6mm) markers Black Ballpoint Pen Artline Permanent marker Builder’s Marking Crayon Follow Unit & Accessories; BarTech (Analog) Focus Unit RedRock Micro CineTape (with Redrock Arm and D-Tap power cable) TV Logic 5.6’ on-camera Monitor (with SDI cables, D-Tap cable, Noga arm). Paralinx Arrow Plus (with CrossBow and Blackmagic HDMI to HD-SDI) Ditty Bag: Notebook 9v Batteries AA Batteries AAA Batteries Coloured Rubber Bands (in Zip Lock bag) 1” Brush & 2” Brush Bluestar (Large Round) Viewfinder eye cushion 3x Cable Clamps Currently purchasing: ARRI Production Bay (Large) Insert slate Slate Clapper Sticks Slate Tags 2x Marker Sausage Delta 18% Grey Card 70” x 60” Clear Camera Rain Cover Focus Star Chart 1x Larger Scissors, 1x Small Scissors Super Glue 1x Bungee (Large) cord Multicolour Golf Tees White Tak Self-Adhesive Tape Stanley Blade Tungsten Worker’s Torch 4x Mini Highlighters Artist Tape 25mm Paper Tape (Blue) Artist Tape 25mm Paper Tape (Red) Staedtler Lumocolor Whiteboard markers Re-Usable Silica Gel (for AC bag) Magliner Junior (with 24” shelves). Any other suggestions? Thanks.
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