Jump to content
Tim Tyler

Today's Office

Recommended Posts

5 hours ago, Mark Kenfield said:

I'm feeling pretty legit this evening...

euqO4Qi.jpg

Flexing my cinemathography muscles.

Steady tiger... too much of that without a beer and they'll take your passport away ..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

22 hours ago, Robin R Probyn said:

Steady tiger... too much of that without a beer and they'll take your passport away ..

Fortunately I didn't have to go beyond those two calculations!

It's a weird feeling though - googling "exposure/lighting/photometric/footcandle calculator" for ten minutes without success, then realising if you walk 4m over to your bookshelf and the trusty old ASC manual, you can figure it all out the old-fashioned way.

It was kinda shocking to realise how rarely I interact with real books, and physical paper and pen these days.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back to the Jackie Stewart archive- the Steenbeck spent a fortnight in Ladbroke Grove recently with another couple of miles of 16mm. comopt.
Below, François Cevert in a French doco talking about the risk of death in 1966.
He was killed in 1973, aged 29, on a dangerous American racetrack. Heartbreaking.

72886982_2461131544208399_83484154383459

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not sure if this is really supposed to be a venue for gear porn, but I happen to have a bunch of stuff lying around at the moment which allows me to create this monstrosity. It comprises an Ursa Mini Pro with the grip kit and viewfinder, Wooden Camera D-Box power distribution and UBM-1 mattebox, Teradek Bolt 4K transmitter and Anton-Bauer Titon 150 batteries.

All it needs is a decent lens. How much is a Fuji XK6x20 now?

gearporn.thumb.jpg.b60756f9937023c6ea562bb65b7486d0.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Phil Rhodes said:

I'm not sure if this is really supposed to be a venue for gear porn, but I happen to have a bunch of stuff lying around at the moment which allows me to create this monstrosity. It comprises an Ursa Mini Pro with the grip kit and viewfinder, Wooden Camera D-Box power distribution and UBM-1 mattebox, Teradek Bolt 4K transmitter and Anton-Bauer Titon 150 batteries.

All it needs is a decent lens. How much is a Fuji XK6x20 now?

gearporn.thumb.jpg.b60756f9937023c6ea562bb65b7486d0.jpg

 

A nice tidy rig sir..I see only one cable !..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought that! The two you can see are the viewfinder power and picture which are as designed on the Ursa. There's one more patching the camera to the TX that you can't see. The problem is that you really want a right-angle BNC adaptor on the input to the transmitter, but I'm not quite sure if that's a great idea with 12 gig SDI for 4K pictures at 60 frames!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Phil Rhodes said:

I thought that! The two you can see are the viewfinder power and picture which are as designed on the Ursa. There's one more patching the camera to the TX that you can't see. The problem is that you really want a right-angle BNC adaptor on the input to the transmitter, but I'm not quite sure if that's a great idea with 12 gig SDI for 4K pictures at 60 frames!

Yes you might end up with only 6G.. with 6 getting stuck at the corner..  Fx9 has one SDI 12G now.. which can be changed to 3G.. too.. but there is only one other 3GB SDI ..  had a play twice with this camera now.. its quite a beast.. for a small price.. and the new S Cinetone  gamma/paint  in custom really is big move forward.. and no noise in this camera !!.. no need to over expose log any more..  have a look if you get a chance sir..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hard lighting an interview. I am not as photo-ready as talent! 

Lit with 650s and 1k zip. No time for hair light.  Photographed with the Blackmagic 4k pocket, and an old Nikon.  The BTS photographer for this interview wanted me to light it which I did while also lighting the feature... which was very stressful.  However, he wanted something different, so we went a little old-school.

Final tweaks were with actual talent of course, and we took the wall down quite a bit in the end.

The camera is too sensitive. Really wish we were shooting on a real 250 asa or slower, then we could play with tonality.  The video is three RAW clips, followed by two different LUTs and a hand colored option. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yesterday's office...

On the set of Deep Valley with Ted 'Sound of Music' McCord taking a light reading.

McCord-Lupino-Clark_in_Deep_Valley 30.jpg

Looks like back in the day some of the DP's went to work in a tie and coat. 

Edited by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Crazy amount of cams for politics. The circle in red must be writers...no cams All the rest have still or video cams.

I wanted to do that as a kid. Jesus, not now. No interest at all.

I was walking down 5th Ave in December and they had a crew of camera people camped out across from Trump Tower trying to huddle up and stay warm. They were there constantly hoping something would happen. 

 

 

press 18 red.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Yesterday's office was a shoot near a small lake side where we were shooting a TV series pilote episode and the photo is of me helping my wife who's the DP secure her shoulder rig taken by the costume designer since we almost never have any photos of us when on set. 🙂

Beautiful locations, great cast who got everything right in the first couple of takes and great crew who remembered all the preproduction notes and made my day a hell of a lot easier even though long. 🙂

107378319_724982368324400_25914519434908

20200706_112316S.jpg

20200706_133319S.jpg

20200706_105907S.jpg

107382684_650312442243756_52771885876201

Edited by Vital Butinar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At the Cinema Museum to change a Steenbeck belt.......they have 4 Steenbecks but I have the experience.........

The building was formerly the workhouse where Charlie Chaplin spent periods of his childhood

DSC06027.jpg

DSC06004.jpg

Payment in kind- rare spares!

dr70.jpg

This is some of their cool stuff- Michael Winner's Moviola.

DSC06029.jpg

Nice to get out and about lawfully during the pandemic!

 

 

 

Edited by Mark Dunn
  • Like 4
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Very nice!

If you get a chance you should do some in-depth photography there. Would make some good blog material. If you dont have a blog, you can make free blogs at WordPress. You can also upload photos to the Internet Archive.

Besides equipment, does the museum collect odd ball short films or just feature films?

Edited by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/23/2020 at 5:15 PM, Daniel D. Teoli Jr. said:

 

Very nice!

If you get a chance you should do some in-depth photography there. Would make some good blog material. If you dont have a blog, you can make free blogs at WordPress. You can also upload photos to the Internet Archive.

Besides equipment, does the museum collect odd ball short films or just feature films?

The place is pretty  well-known but I get the idea. I'll see what can be arranged on a future visit.

I don't know about the film collection- I think much of it is "distress" collected, otherwise known as "rescued" when the alternative is a skip. Ronald Grant has been in the game since the 40s so I don't think acquisition is on his mind. Indeed some duplicate items are aon ebay as we speak.

Changing a Steenbeck belt is something you can still get done by a dealer, albeit at considerable expense, hence my offer of help. A charity that the government has forbidden to fund itself by selling screening tickets doesn't need engineers' fees.

One is always too busy doing the job to document much- hence the paucity of material on London Steenbeck- but it's not as if it's some ancient machine that no-one alive has ever repaired. Yet.

But again, I take your point. Must do better.

Edited by Mark Dunn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Rig Wheels Passport



    Metropolis Post



    FJS International



    Serious Gear



    Broadcast Solutions Inc



    Ritter Battery



    Tai Audio



    New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment



    Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS



    Glidecam



    Gamma Ray Digital Inc



    Wooden Camera



    Abel Cine



    Paralinx LLC



    The Original Slider



    G-Force Grips



    Visual Products



    CineLab



    Just Cinema Gear


    Cinematography Books and Gear
×
×
  • Create New...