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#1 Steve Fracol SOC

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:49 AM

I have been talking with Ken at Porta Brace and trying to get him to design a new case for iPhone use for those of us in the film business. He and I talked about all the current options for belt use, cases, covers, etc. and we both agree most of what is available does not really keep the phone safe. He also uses an iPhone by the way. He said they (Porta Brace) currently have no plans to make a product for it. I begged him. He then said if I could come up with 100 people to order he would do it and name the product after me. Hahaha. I don't care about the name but I sure would like a better/safer way of keeping my iPhone safe.

If any of you are interested please e mail me off line with your name, e mail addy and phone number. I will keep a list going and e mial it to him when we get close to 100 names. We did not speak about price or specific design but if you have ideas for what you would want please feel free to add that to your e mail.

E Mail me at: steve@fracol.com

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#2 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 05:34 PM

I have been talking with Ken at Porta Brace and trying to get him to design a new case for iPhone use for those of us in the film business. He and I talked about all the current options for belt use, cases, covers, etc. and we both agree most of what is available does not really keep the phone safe. He also uses an iPhone by the way. He said they (Porta Brace) currently have no plans to make a product for it. I begged him. He then said if I could come up with 100 people to order he would do it and name the product after me. Hahaha. I don't care about the name but I sure would like a better/safer way of keeping my iPhone safe.

If any of you are interested please e mail me off line with your name, e mail addy and phone number. I will keep a list going and e mial it to him when we get close to 100 names. We did not speak about price or specific design but if you have ideas for what you would want please feel free to add that to your e mail.

E Mail me at: steve@fracol.com

Thanks,

Steve

Hey Steve,
Two Ideas to keep your newly priced lower iPhone safe are:
1. stay off the phone while your operating
2. put it in your pocket

So there think of all the money I just saved you . . .LOL . .
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#3 Steve Fracol SOC

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:02 AM

Rob,

You obviously have not heard about Tiffen's latest add to the Ultra2. They put a basic version of the iPhone right in the sled with Bluetooth. Yep, they got with Apple and together they designed a phone right into the latest Ultra. Voice activated dialing so you don't have to touch the rig at all. And...if your on a Sync gig you can even put calls on hold when they are about to call ACTION right from the Ultra's wireless remote. Tiffen was way ahead when they designed the extra buttons into the remote. Real cutting edge stuff!!!

It is awesome.

It is now called the Ultra-iFlyMac 2.1

So no need to carry my iPhone with me while shooting. I need the new iPhone case for when I am loading and unloading the truck and all the other crap we get ourselves into.

Of course I am kidding....but I bet I had some of you thinking, WOW really.

TURN YOUR PHONE OFF AND PUT IT IN YOUR BACKPAK or CART WHILE ON SET! Last thing we need is the distraction of a phone. I am not saying to not make calls or return them from set but be smart about it!!!

iFracol's .02 with the iRebate

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iFracol
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#4 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 11:11 AM

Steven,

I saw the white paper on the iFly. Looks quite cool.

I did notice something you didn't mention. The price is $125,000 and will drop in price to $35,000 in 2 months.

Just thought I'd fill in the missing info.



=)



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#5 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 10:38 PM

"TURN YOUR PHONE OFF AND PUT IT IN YOUR BACKPAK or CART WHILE ON SET! Last thing we need is the distraction of a phone. I am not saying to not make calls or return them from set but be smart about it!!!"


Steve,

Ever see that goofy video of Paul Taylor talking on the phone during a shot! Funny as hell. Anyone have a copy? Chas? Afton, you need a copy for Steadishots.
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#6 Charles Papert

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 12:45 AM

I should have a copy, but I would have to dig deep. I'm sure Paul does.
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#7 Afton Grant

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 06:24 AM

Ever see that goofy video of Paul Taylor talking on the phone during a shot! Funny as hell. Anyone have a copy? Chas? Afton, you need a copy for Steadishots.


I'd love to get more stuff like this for the site. Anything behind-the-scenes, satirical, playful, whatever - send 'em in.
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#8 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:06 AM

Gents--

I happen to have a whole bunch of those Rockport Classics!

Let me know who needs them.

Most are on a DVD already.

Best,

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#9 Alan Mehlbrech

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:28 PM

I think I saw a cell phone velcroed to the front of a vest once?
Brant I think you were there?
Pictures?

And thanks for the Antlers V2 .
They rock.
Big Love ,
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#10 Charles Papert

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 11:28 PM

In Paul's video he had the phone velcroed to the side of the junction box on the rig as I recall. The shot led him through a drug store and he was talking on the phone, negotiating a deal all the way through. At one point he stops in front of a display of condoms, considers, takes a box and sticks it onto the chestplate of his vest, and continues on with the shot (and the phone call!)

fun stuff.

I make a small appearance as the AD in that one.
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