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#1 Stefano Ben

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:05 PM

Congratulations to this guy!

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#2 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:47 PM

That's Dave Eastwood, essentially one of the "Gold Standard" live ops in the business!
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#3 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:03 AM

There were at least two ops working the pre-show (one outside on the red carpet with Tim Gunn, and one in the green room. I believe John Perry is working some part of the broadcast.

Anybody have a roll-call of ops and where they worked?
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:21 AM

There were at least two ops working the pre-show (one outside on the red carpet with Tim Gunn, and one in the green room. I believe John Perry is working some part of the broadcast.

Anybody have a roll-call of ops and where they worked?


Ted Ashton was another op on the show.
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#5 John atkinson

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:05 AM

There were at least two ops working the pre-show (one outside on the red carpet with Tim Gunn, and one in the green room. I believe John Perry is working some part of the broadcast.

Anybody have a roll-call of ops and where they worked?


Ted Ashton was another op on the show.


I saw Hector Ramirez, and Dave Eastwood inside.
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#6 Tomas Riuka

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:14 AM

Makes me jealous in good way...
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#7 John Perry SOC

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:15 AM

There were at least two ops working the pre-show (one outside on the red carpet with Tim Gunn, and one in the green room. I believe John Perry is working some part of the broadcast.

Anybody have a roll-call of ops and where they worked?



Roll-call:
Hector and Eastwood were main show, Rob was pre-show green room, I was at the entrance and then on stage left (camera right), and Tore was in the rotunda entrance.
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#8 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:29 PM

Yes as alway Dave Eastwood making it look easy on every show he does, as John said, Dave And Hector were inside

Mr Perry , Tore Livia and Myself did the pre show .

Always a fun show, just wish it wasn't so packed with publicist and entourage never any room to move

Great job done by all!
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#9 Michael Hauer

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:26 PM

I didn't watch the oscars but my girlfriend called me in hysterics when this appeared 00:15. How come they didn't have transmitters!?!
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#10 Caleb Ennis

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:32 AM

Yeah i saw that... Saw the Steadicam Op a couple times throughout the night, not necessarily his fault. Seemed like the Directors in many cases.
Have respect for all of them, imagine its a tough show with alot happening.
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#11 Michael Hauer

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:35 AM

I thought it was great! Epic silhouette
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#12 Peter Milanov

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:13 AM

How come they didn't have transmitters!?!


Exactly my reaction. Cabled on a show like this is just crazy.
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#13 Kris Torch Wilson

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:56 AM

How come they didn't have transmitters!?!


Exactly my reaction. Cabled on a show like this is just crazy.



Actually there was no reason to go wireless. We had 7 handhelds and 2 steadis. The utility guys do a hell of a job keeping cable management under control. If you haven't worked with professional utility guys then you probably just don't get it. These guys are our right hands and we work as a team. The way the stage was set up just didn't warrant the cost of wireless, not to mention the antennae sticking up issues. I hate to throw the old fellow under the bus, but getting caught in that cross shot was a mental error. We went to a clip right after that and he had plenty of time to repo to the floor then. Had nothing to do with being wired. I would suggest fatigue came into play. By the time we do the show, everyone is exhausted. Rehearsals start on Wed. We get out Sat night around 11p after a full day of rehearsing followed by a full Dress. Come in day of show on little sleep and do another full run through. THAT is the crazy part. For the most part the show is choreographed chaos. We have it worked out right up until the winner stands up. If they walk straight up everything is cool. It's the multiple winner times when we generally get caught on camera.
Just 2 cents worth from someone that was there.

Kris
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