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#1 Jessica Lopez

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:19 PM

Hey guys, 

 

I just saw a video that Ari Robbins shot. I think everyone should watch. It was practically impossible some of the things he was able to pull off. Very proud to learn a lot from this guy! Definitely deserves recognition. Thanks for taking a look! He's got a cameo too! http://youtu.be/zAC_teyfrHU


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#2 Luca Dell'Oro

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:06 AM

congratulations! nice work,step on the van ?!


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#3 Afton Grant

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:32 AM

I see more and more of these one'r videos lately.  There's obviously a lot of effort in the choreography of the whole thing.  I just wish sometimes they'd put a little bit of that effort into the basics of filmmaking - basics like hiding the operator's shadows.  


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#4 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:00 AM

yes, shadows galore, production trucks in the bg, obviously the wrong time of day to shoot this with the sun behind them, looks like the pick-up truck was used twice, right in the beginning for the opener and then on camera...Afton, i could not agree more...


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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:42 AM

this must have been pre-hummer


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#6 Jessica Lopez

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:33 PM

True. Shadows are an issue.

Here is one more video I wanted to mention that he shot. All pretty much steadicam. The best part starts at 2:17.

 

Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix


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#7 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:44 PM

There goes they warranty...
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#8 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:36 PM

Hate to say it but could have been done with a Movi
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#9 Charles Papert

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:57 PM

Loved that Tenacious D video!! so many great production in-jokes.


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#10 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:27 PM

If you hate to say it why say it? just sayin'


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#11 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:57 PM

If you hate to say it why say it? just sayin'

 

Because Mark, there is great hate for the Movi and unfortunately both of those videos could have been shot equally as well (and possibly better) with a Movi


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#12 Ari Robbins

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:41 PM

Just saw this posting. Thanks Jess for the shout out. Yes this was a small YouTube production for YouTube studios. Apparently they push to have their artist do one shot videos. In there mind, it's easier. In this case, probably the same for many low budget shoots, The prep needed, organization, and planning are never in place. I walked in at 9am and then we started working this whole shot out. By the time we started rolling takes (only 6 and back to back) the sun was in a shitty spot for us. But the truth of the errors are that the productions and staff that generally are handling things like this either don't know or don't care. A bunch of young kids at home wouldn't even notice the truck in the back or care. So we get a degradation of quality because of the overall attention required. A shame, as many videos like these could be truly amazing if the care and consideration was put forth by people who truly were "filmmakers". Either way it was fun. Yes the same pick up truck was used twice in the shot. Getting on and off was quite fun;) I don't know the full abilities and limitations of a Movi so I don't know if it would have been better or worse in this case. I do think we will see more and more jobs lost to a Movi, I've already seen it in effect on jobs I know of. Which I guess will bring both positive and negative aspects into our world. However, I don't think I'm selling my rig yet. Yes this way pre hummer days, but I would have opted out of using it for this shot anyway. Also the arm I throw in the Tenacious D video was a demo loaner, so nobody's arm was hurt in the making of the video. But i figured, hey if your gonna be in a video, and it's Tenacious D. Fuck it, throw the arm :) once in a lifetime thing ;)
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#13 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:48 PM

Also the arm I throw in the Tenacious D video was a demo loaner, so nobody's arm was hurt in the making of the video. But i figured, hey if your gonna be in a video, and it's Tenacious D. Fuck it, throw the arm

 

I'm sure that Preston, Tiffen, GPI and every other equipment manufacture is happy to hear that you don't care about the loaners after all it's "Nobodys"


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#14 Ari Robbins

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:22 PM

Considering I told them afterward immediately, and then showed them the video once it was released. We talked about, laughed about it. No harm was done, the arm was clean and serviced. Even had the company sign off on the plan to throw it, when we walked through the shot and came up with that. So had any damage been done, it would have been covered. And considering my relationship with Tiffen, had there been a problem even after all was considered, we would have worked it out as we do. I was prepared to have them take my arm should it have conflicted with any schedule. And as someone who owns a large portion of gear, I get it. However I'm glad that's the first thing you thought of and instead of asking, you just assume the negative. Then instead of clarifying, you commit to go with an insult based comment first. I'm instantly reminded why I don't post on this forum. It's text, meaning your translation of it comes from your mentality.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:27 PM

Everybody, clam down.  Nice work Ari.  Noticed a bit of vibration throughout though.  What's with that??  You have an Ultra 2, right?  Thought that was a Masters Series problem.  With such a good relationship with Tiffen, they should be all over that stuff (assuming its the top stage - if its a camera plate problem, I get it).


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