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    Look, I don't want to rain on anybody's parade,...

    Look, I don't want to rain on anybody's parade, but as a long time user of Jimmyjib's triangle (which in this length costs around $14,500) I would really be concerned with what looks to me like a...
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    Well, somebody should warn you, this is not...

    Well, somebody should warn you, this is not Sweden. The gravlax isn't any good. There are poor people here. And it really takes a long time to drive from one side of the country to the other. On...
  3. Hand held footage usually draws attention to...

    Hand held footage usually draws attention to itself. Does this help or hurt the scene? I think it is that simple question that needs to be answered on a scene by scene basis.
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    Very beautifully done, a wonderful piece. When...

    Very beautifully done, a wonderful piece. When you combine such high craft with such an authentic emotional impact, the work just sings. Lovely job.
    Rob
  5. Thread: Dragon

    by Rob Gardner
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    Hey, Erich, what was your serial number? Was...

    Hey, Erich, what was your serial number? Was this an upgrade?
    Rob
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    Have you considered a professional copy camera...

    Have you considered a professional copy camera stand, lights and a high quality SLR? That would probably be the fastest and the resolution should be quite high. We have had to do large numbers of...
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    We do live in a work-for-hire, buy out world for...

    We do live in a work-for-hire, buy out world for sure, but if you can get out take ownership in your original contract, and if you are shooting interesting material in interesting places, you can...
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    Humberto, all this means is that you were very...

    Humberto, all this means is that you were very lucky not that your judgement is good. And you have no idea what the ratio is between failed cameras and healthy cameras. Everything is anecdotal. ...
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    Well, if you feel you have been poorly treated,...

    Well, if you feel you have been poorly treated, or that Red has been hiding some kind of known issue, or that you should live in a world where nothing goes wrong, get rid of your Epic and wrap...
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    The universe of risk didn’t change because the...

    The universe of risk didn’t change because the cost of cameras came down. It just means that people with less financial resources entered the arena with less of an understanding of the hard...
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    Look, cameras, all cameras sometimes die. If you...

    Look, cameras, all cameras sometimes die. If you go on an important job either without a backup body on site or having identified one nearby, you are taking a chance. When Red One was introduced,...
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    I always try to maintain the ownership of the out...

    I always try to maintain the ownership of the out takes from the documentaries that we make and I have done pretty well with Getty Images with some of this stuff. I was averaging about $2,000 a...
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    Very best thing about Toronto is the Mayor. Not...

    Very best thing about Toronto is the Mayor. Not too sure what that has to do with production, but he is hands down the best mayor ever anywhere.
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    We don't have a date yet, but we are closing in...

    We don't have a date yet, but we are closing in on it, probably the week of December 9th. We are renting the orchestra and the hall, so I assume we can do whatever we want, as long as we don't slow...
  15. +1 for what Nick said. If you want to get that...

    +1 for what Nick said. If you want to get that realistic you probably need real guns and you should rent them with a guy to prep and handle them.
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    Epic and shooter in Prague?

    We may need three or four shots of the Prague symphony orchestra recording the score of our most recent film for the making-of for the DVD, sometime in early December.

    The budget is very low of...
  17. This is a great idea, and should be very helpful...

    This is a great idea, and should be very helpful and informative if handled well. Let me just say, RED RULZ!!!!
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    Fantastic footage, really beautiful. Those guys...

    Fantastic footage, really beautiful. Those guys ever run into you? I'll bet that would hurt...
  19. Thread: OWC Drives

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    I am a long time user of OWC drives but I...

    I am a long time user of OWC drives but I recently had a new four drive raid fail with vital data on it and it cost me $3000 to recover the data (we had 1080 backups but I wanted the Red footage...
  20. You really have to decide what kind of gun it is,...

    You really have to decide what kind of gun it is, and then whether you want a functioning prop gun or if a solid rubber gun would work (or an air soft gun for that matter). There are lots of replica...
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    [FS: OPTICS] Very glad you got those back. Your experience...

    Very glad you got those back. Your experience really made me review our rental policies (including "helping" friends out with free loans) and care in getting insurance certificates before anything...
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    Usually "cheapest" and "underwater" are words...

    Usually "cheapest" and "underwater" are words that don't go together for a camera this expensive.
  23. Are you a rental house or are you using this on...

    Are you a rental house or are you using this on your own productions?
  24. Very nicely done, especially with such limited...

    Very nicely done, especially with such limited resources.
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    They are very different platforms. I could see...

    They are very different platforms. I could see mounting one on a steadicam arm I suppose. But a trained Steadicam operator is probably going to be a better option most of the time. Though it looks...
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