GUILD MEETING AR DEMO
Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:41 PM
This comming Saturday May 30th I am having a steadicam guild AR demo at my house . Of course Beer will be present and a hot grill if anybody wants to cook something (bring your own meat). I talked to Howard Smith and David Grove and we all agreed to have the gathering at 6 P.M. So I hope to see everybody at my crib, bring whatever you want to drink or eat and we will rock and roll! Here is the location and directions.
18202 Wakecrest Dr.
Malibu, Ca. 90265
Basically just take the 10 freeway to the PCH. You will pass the palisades and it is not too far from there. Keep going on the pch until you hit Coastline Dr. At Coastline Dr. make a right. Follow Coastline until you hit Castlerock. Turn right at Castlerock and then a immediate right on Wakecrest. My house is right up the hill on the right.
If anybody needs to get ahold of me you can call my cell at 323-868-7330. I am going to be working nights so it is best if you call me on my way to work around 5 P.M. I am shooting at Sable so I will have no cell reception. Thats it! Hope to see you crazy people this next Saturday.
Posted 27 April 2005 - 10:43 AM
Posted 28 April 2005 - 01:20 PM
I look forward to Saturday the 30th. Sounds like a lot of fun. Hey BJ, you mean April 30th not May right? Let us know either way. Anyway, I plan on bringing my AR just to make sure there is enough to go around. My problem is that I don't own a weight cage with a camcorder. If someone would bring one I will certainly bring my AR.
And Howard, if you read this, will you bring your new follow focus. I'd love to take another look at it.
All the Best,
Posted 28 April 2005 - 03:34 PM
Yes, it is the 30th of April meaning THIS SATURDAY!!!!. I am working nights so you guys have to forgive me I am a zombie. Again I hope to see everyone here. Sorry for posting May 30th I must have been in a unisom coma.
Posted 28 April 2005 - 05:39 PM
Good to hear from you. hope you are having a good rest.
I have a spare camera/dvc weight cage for your AR - please give me a call and we can sort it out before hand. My new cell number 310 804 0973.
Looking forward to seeing you again soon, and I will bring the new wireless focus as well.
Speak to you soon
All the best
Posted 01 May 2005 - 01:54 AM
First - thank you so much BJ - what a place, the perfect demo place for the AR - windy with a wonderful 180 deg ocean view. We got some stunning shots.
Thank you also all the guys who came down and had a play and a beer or two.
Very much enjoyed it and hope to do it again soon.
many thanks again BJ.
Posted 01 May 2005 - 10:28 PM
The equipment was very cool, and everyone was appropriately buzzed. I knew enough alcohol had been consumed when BJ pulled out his fully auto airsoft rifle and AR-15 and John Meyers was racing Eric's Audi up and down Pacific Coast Hwy (which, according to John Hankammer, was like the Delorean in Back to the Future dissapearing with a trail of flames behind it). Anyone have any photos to add?
thanks again all for a good time
Posted 02 May 2005 - 01:22 AM
At least Dave Chameides is laughing all the way to the frying pan...he's driving a van that he has converted to run on cooking oil. No, I'm not kidding.
Posted 02 May 2005 - 10:31 AM
Eric, with a 0 to 60 of 20 seconds I may need a bigger head start!
Posted 02 May 2005 - 04:19 PM
So.... what did you guys think to the AR?
Any ideas to how its going to engage itself into industry life??
Any body got any ideas for shots that could be staged for it?
Also, anybody that tried the 'Alien', how do you feel about the AR? pros? cons?
Since its arrival iinto the public arena, I've been suprised that there has been no real discussion about the practicalities of its use!! especially after all the pre-mutterings!!
All the Best...Chris 'Covered in Paint' McGuire
Posted 02 May 2005 - 05:39 PM
the Alien sounds fantastic and I hope it opens up new ground in Steadicam and is a great success.
However after years of cloak and dagger publicity I find it strange that you expect people to jump in and appraise the kit. Still no photos or real information anywhere I can see ?
If your question is aimed at the group who had the meeting with the AR on the 30th then maybe talk to them direct, although I would like to hear their views.
Seriously why is there still no pictures or information ?
Will you have it in the London area anytime in the near future ? I would love to check it out.
A few simple questions can you put a Sony 790/750/570 on it ? any thoughts on triax/biax type use ?
Do you see any uses for the kit outside of mainstream Hollywood production.
Why are you covered in paint bye the way ?
Sorry for all the questions
Hope you are well and keeping busy
Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:12 AM
I had a blast at the guild meeting. Thank you all for comming out to my crib and kickin back some brews. Thank you Howard for doing the demo at my house. The AR is really a cool piece of equipment to play with. I could not believe some of the crazy shots we could do over my balcony (with the view that sucks). Ron, Shannon loves your H1 more than me you bastard!!!!!! Now I have to buy one. Eric, your car was the fastest thing on earth. I swear to god my head hit the back of the seat when John hit the gas like Back To The Future. It was killer!!!! I did not take any pictures of the AR sorry guys. We all did the demo and then drank and shot BB guns. We gotta do it again sometime. Again, thanks everybody for kickin it at my house.
P.S. Joe that is not me covered in paint, it is a zombie from a film I worked on.