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#1 Michael Hauer

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 03:32 AM

And that more than anything is the problem
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#2 William Demeritt

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:05 AM

Strange, most of the directors I know think of the "60-70 people on set" as helping him/her achieve their vision, not blocking it. Maybe this dude just has issues with getting people to work with him?
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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:15 AM

Well if you pay people a "movi" rate everyone around you is a cotton ball/film student. 

About the MIMIC, I see the thing more on a fluid head than is someone's hands. Why would you hand hold a device that's supposed to remove the hand held feeling.


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#4 William Demeritt

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:53 AM

Ok so who's going to visit their booth at NAB and discuss this video?
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#5 Libor Cevelik

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:26 AM

This guy just called the entire camera department "cotton balls" between the director and his vision

 

not just the camera department the whole crew .....  :o


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#6 Robert G. Christman

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 10:47 AM

and it would be cool if he jumped off the end of the dock...


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#7 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:44 AM

This is how you turn every single of your clients into enemies with two simple words.
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#8 Michael Hauer

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 01:16 PM

Libor that's true. He doesn't discriminate here and disrespects the whole crew. Can we run with this and make cotton ball t-shirts?
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#9 Grayson Austin

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 02:45 PM

I can think of two words.
The first word starts with a "D". The second word is Bag.
His "creative vision" when he used the Mimic for that running shot perfectly mimicked a turd.

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#10 Grayson Austin

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 02:55 PM

Oh and I almost forgot. The Mimic is not the first product to market to do this function. The Hurricane Wheels control box could already do that although not as mobile or compact but was more appropriate for fluid head mounting. If I were running FreeFly, I would distance my company from that guy before an angry mob of cotton balls showed up at the door with pitchforks and torches...

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#11 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:13 PM

Typical attitude of these type of people who have never been on a real set with any budget .

What did they say last NAB "Steadicam was dead" What a D bag .


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#12 Libor Cevelik

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:31 PM

HA!

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#13 chris fawcett

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 10:13 PM

Wankers.
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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:32 AM

We've just been referred to as:

 

"in a nut shell, this is removing the barriers (the crew) for creators (douchebags) to get the shot that they want"...

 

"you have 60, 70 people on set... I get it, I get the tradition."

 

"we can reduce some of the cotton balls between the director and the final shot..."

 

Sooooo, I am apparently a barrier to creativity; my job is only in honor of tradition, and I'm a cotton ball (still don't know what that means). 

 

 

What the heck was FreeFly thinking in releasing this? Great marketing call there Movi team. 

 

 

For those out at NAB, I'd love to hear what FreeFly has to say about this video.


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#15 Alan Rencher

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:35 AM

"You're a towel"
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