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#1 Christopher T. Paul- SOC

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:34 PM

Any folks out there want to share their ideas for holiday gifts for the AC's?

I've been day playing on a couple of shows, and want to show my appreciation for the folks who keep brining me back in...

Thanks in advance,

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#2 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:43 PM

If they don't have a lens light sometimes you can find those little gooseneck LED lights at electronics stores for cheap. Add a little velcro for mounting and they make a decent cheapo lens light.

Or maybe a framed copy of Ted Churchills Requirements For Steadicam Assistants?

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#3 Frederic Chamberland

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:53 PM

If the AC got you more than 25 days.... that gift is 10$ per day he got you... :)

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#4 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:55 PM

If they don't have a lens light sometimes you can find those little gooseneck LED lights at electronics stores for cheap. Add a little velcro for mounting and they make a decent cheapo lens light.



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#5 Brian Freesh

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:15 PM

I can not even tell you how many ACs I know that love those little LED goosenecks. Cause I lost count. The ones I am familiar with are the Mighty Bright brand, and they have a clip (I assume most of them do) which is great to stick the thing anywhere. They are also already black (I assume most are), add they velcro like Jess mentioned and you're lookin' good. But wait, there's more! I've seen 'em with two goosenecks, so you can point them near each other, but lighting different bits. The guys I know that have those wouldn't trade 'em for anything! I recommend at least one and a backup.

I also find homemade pie is often welcome. |-)~
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#6 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:51 PM

I also find homemade pie is often welcome. |-)~

That reminds me. There is one AC I promised I would bake a loaf of bread for next time we work together :-)

The UV lens light idea is great. Even if they have a lens light they might not have a UV one.

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#7 Christopher T. Paul- SOC

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 09:39 AM

Cool ideas, thanks!
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