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#1 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:16 PM

What is your favorite little gadget, not necessarily Steadicam or Camera specific, that you would not go to set without.

 


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#2 William Demeritt

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:21 PM

I didn't wear a watch for years, but I bought a Pebble watch, which is great. I can forward notifications from my phone to my watch, so I'm less inclined to worry about missing a call or text message for work or whatever. Great battery life (5+ days), lots of expandable functionality in the future, etc.

http://www.getpebble.com
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#3 Kris Torch Wilson

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:29 PM

A little pill container with antacid, pain killer and 1/2 of one of those little blue pills. You never know.........


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#4 Martin Stacey

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:25 AM

Careful what information you let out Kris. You'll have Ron Baldwin raiding your cases when you're not looking.
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:19 AM

I didn't wear a watch for years, but I bought a Pebble watch, which is great. I can forward notifications from my phone to my watch, so I'm less inclined to worry about missing a call or text message for work or whatever. Great battery life (5+ days), lots of expandable functionality in the future, etc.

http://www.getpebble.com

 

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#6 Dave Chameides

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:10 AM

Steel water bottle, travel coffee mug, spark and foldable bowl.  About as gadgety as I get but wouldn't leave home without them.  All are blue tooth compatible by the way but you'd never know it.


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#7 chris fawcett

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:43 PM

Large hadron collider.
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#8 William Demeritt

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:29 PM

Is that the model Baldwin uses?

 

.... oh, haDRon collider... 


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#9 PeterAbraham

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 05:28 AM

A little pill container with antacid, pain killer and 1/2 of one of those little blue pills. You never know.........

It's very funny you mention this. I carry a plastic pouch in my pocket with acid pump inhibitors ( Prilosec stuff, essentially ) and Alleve. Alleve is a small oval blue pill.

A few months ago I dumped out all of the crap in my pocket searching for change. There was a gal of about 20, and an older fellow behind the counter. The older fellow caught a glimpse of a mess of blue tablets and said knowingly, " All ready for a big afternoon, huh? ". The girl turned a lovely crimson. I took my stuff and split. Didn't want to get into the whys and wherefores of my blue tablets with a stranger.

 

While it's true that Ron's hadrons collide, most notably while executing running shots, we're ever so fond of him and so overlook these small flaws.

 

Small gadget? The cup holder I've fashioned from Home Depot PVC and a long steel hose clamp. It holds my large insulated coffee cup mit der sealed lid undt der drinkingk straw. I detest asking an assistant to get me my drink and like having it placed on the stand, away from the dock fork and the centerpost. Seems a small thing, but my personal hydration is my job, not my assistants' / utilities'. And yea, it looked like crap till I sheathed it in BlackTack. Now it looks quite boss.

 

Best to all,

 

Peter Abraham, S.O.C.


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#10 Martin Stacey

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:43 PM

Have to admit my latest addition to my kit is fast becoming my favorite. I do a lot of live work in very noisy environments and the rt comms provided are often less than adequate. I bought a Lectrosonics IFB which I get them to hook into the comms system and now have crystal clear comms in my right ear and scratchy old rt in my left. So much better than the old headsets out of an rt that nobody cares for.
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#11 PeterAbraham

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:56 PM

This is a bit of a thread hijack, I'll PM you Martin. Got some lovely solution to exactly this problem.

 

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