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#1 Imran Naqvi

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:07 AM

Take a look!

Does Greg still have these?
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#2 Charles Papert

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 10:50 AM

That's a hoot!

Although the "floaty pen" concept will forever be associated for me with the recent episode of the Ricky Gervais show "Extras" that featured one--anyone catch that?
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#3 Dan Coplan

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 11:22 AM

9.99?! I have two of these that Greg gave me when I swung by to visit him on set. As far as I know he has a whole box full that he never got around to emptying. Hmm...$9.99 x 500 pens...

I gotta call Greg. All of a sudden every pen I have just ran out of ink!

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#4 PaulEdwards

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 11:30 AM

That's a hoot!

Although the "floaty pen" concept will forever be associated for me with the recent episode of the Ricky Gervais show "Extras" that featured one--anyone catch that?


Hey Charles, you beat me to it! What a great sequence. It seems at first that they are cutting around the shots of De Niro because they don't actually have him on the show; then you see him; then the pen.............priceless.


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#5 Afton Grant

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:19 PM

Hey Charles, you beat me to it! What a great sequence. It seems at first that they are cutting around the shots of De Niro because they don't actually have him on the show; then you see him; then the pen.............priceless.


If only DeNiro knew what was being done with that pen just hours before....

Excellent show. Too bad so few episodes per season.
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#6 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:00 PM

Although the "floaty pen" concept will forever be associated for me with the recent episode of the Ricky Gervais show "Extras" that featured one--anyone catch that?


Actually Charles maybe you can get that company to design a pen where the Steadicam op trips over and begins to stumble towards a picket fence but is caught by a PA :o

As the new op here, I'm going to get one made where I stand still but the more you try to hold pen level the more the background moves!!! Perfect!
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#7 Charles Papert

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 10:37 PM

Excellent show. Too bad so few episodes per season.


I've recently had the pleasure of working with Ashley Jenson who played Maggie on "Extras" (she's on Ugly Betty) and after gushing about the show a bit, had some in-depth chats about the particulars. It looks like it's going to follow in the footsteps of its illustrious predecessor "The Office", i.e. 12 episodes and out, but maybe a special.

Other favorite moment this season has to have been the Bowie cameo and song--"Little fat man who sold his soul...pathetic little loser"
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#8 Afton Grant

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 02:47 AM

Other favorite moment this season has to have been the Bowie cameo and song--"Little fat man who sold his soul...pathetic little loser"


Perhaps that's why Gervais' projects are so excellent. Short and sweet. They don't get run into the ground like many comedies we know.

How about when Ian McKellen was giving his acting advice?

"How did I know what to say? It was written on pieces of paper. How did I know where to stand? People showed me."
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#9 Charles Papert

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 12:06 PM

Now that I've thoroughly hijacked this thread away from all things Steadicam...

How about this for timing?

http://www.cnn.com/2...reut/index.html

Yeah, from now on I'll be breaking ALL of the entertainment news first, ahem.
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