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#1 Ron Veto

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:28 PM

Hi, I did a HD job the other day and the assistant came out with a plate to replace the heavy quick release plate we usually have to deal with. This plate had the standard video male receiver tie down screw to connect with the camera. Lots of holes to connect my dovetail to as well. I think Clairmount Camera has them but was looking for a similar plate. Any help would be cool. Thanks , Ron
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#2 Frederic Chamberland

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:35 PM

Hi Ron,

Arri makes one , see the last page of this PDF (page 4). It is sturdy and accommodates sony style mounts.
Arri video aks PDF

Hope that helps.
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#3 Charles Papert

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:00 PM

Hi Ron:

Here's another. Haven't used it but it looks pretty light compared to standard (I have one of those that I had milled out so that it looks like a shotgun hit it--only pulled out a few ounces, sadly, but it never gets confused for anyone elses)!

Are you going back on the Silverman show? Looking forward to new episodes, they slay me.
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#4 Ron Veto

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:12 PM

Hi Ron:

Here's another. Haven't used it but it looks pretty light compared to standard (I have one of those that I had milled out so that it looks like a shotgun hit it--only pulled out a few ounces, sadly, but it never gets confused for anyone elses)!

Are you going back on the Silverman show? Looking forward to new episodes, they slay me.

Hi Charles, I'm glad you enjoy her. She isn't for everyone. But she is really sweet and professional. She comes prepared and starts every master with the saying" Lets have fun with this one people" to the crew. She makes it fun. They are busy scrambling for new material and hope to be back in mid-April shooting.Thanks for the feedback with this and all the other things in which you have helped. Have a good year! Aloha, Ron Veto
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#5 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:10 PM

Hi Ron:

Here's another. Haven't used it but it looks pretty light compared to standard (I have one of those that I had milled out so that it looks like a shotgun hit it--only pulled out a few ounces, sadly, but it never gets confused for anyone elses)!

Are you going back on the Silverman show? Looking forward to new episodes, they slay me.

Hi Charles, I'm glad you enjoy her. She isn't for everyone. But she is really sweet and professional. She comes prepared and starts every master with the saying" Lets have fun with this one people" to the crew. She makes it fun. They are busy scrambling for new material and hope to be back in mid-April shooting.Thanks for the feedback with this and all the other things in which you have helped. Have a good year! Aloha, Ron Veto

Hey Ron,
Was that you who shot the Sarah and Matt Damon video . . . .? Wicked Funny !
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#6 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:38 PM

Was that you who shot the Sarah and Matt Damon video . . . .? Wicked Funny !

They are shooting a follow up "response" to that video today. Wait till you see the cast of this one!
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 05:12 PM

Was that you who shot the Sarah and Matt Damon video . . . .? Wicked Funny !

They are shooting a follow up "response" to that video today. Wait till you see the cast of this one!

Can't wait to see that . . . .your talking about a response from Jimmy right? oh God thats going to be funny
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#8 Charles Papert

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 11:25 PM

I read that Ben's in on this one...
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#9 Brian Freesh

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:30 AM

Indeed, we do have these mounting plates at Clairmont, they are pretty nice, and we have some with rods off 'em too for motors. If the steadicam op doesn't come in during the prep we generally don't know that a F900 or Varicam job has steadicam. So make sure to mention the plate to your AC!

A DIT that frequents Clairmont and was prepping an F900 package sans AC a couple weeks ago. Just as she was packing up she held out our heavy mounting plate (made by us for use with rods) and dovetail and asked if there might be any lighter solution for steadicam, as they had a lot of it on the shoot. Had she not had that presence of mind, the operator would have been stuck with an extra few unnecessary pounds.

Brian |-)~
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#10 Charles Papert

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:41 AM

Let that be a lesson to us all--unless you are intimately familiar with the rental house and what they have available, going to the prep on HD jobs is crucial. I tried to skip one the other week but ended up going and there was a whole slew of new issues that I hadn't dealt with before (and Steadi was first up the next morning). Would have been screwed.
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#11 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:29 PM

Let that be a lesson to us all--unless you are intimately familiar with the rental house and what they have available, going to the prep on HD jobs is crucial. I tried to skip one the other week but ended up going and there was a whole slew of new issues that I hadn't dealt with before (and Steadi was first up the next morning). Would have been screwed.

Thats why you Da man and the rest of us end up flying the extra pounds . . . .
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#12 G. Grammatikos

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:56 AM

www.baer-bel.de/products/sony-plate
I think that is the ultimate(sorry Greg)plate for video camerras (no height ,no weight absolutely solid)and nothing else only this plate between the camera and the rig

fly safe and cool
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 01:27 PM

Hey Brian , you remember you help me prep.. that show for Utah and Japan , I guess you guys did not have that plate back than , it was before christmas
anyway good to know for the next show in HD,
I bet that DIT you were talking about was Michelle De Lormiere , nice lady and great DIT she was a good ac as well
ciao...
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#14 Brian Freesh

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:27 PM

Hey Brian , you remember you help me prep.. that show for Utah and Japan , I guess you guys did not have that plate back than , it was before christmas
anyway good to know for the next show in HD,
I bet that DIT you were talking about was Michelle De Lormiere , nice lady and great DIT she was a good ac as well
ciao...


Hey there,

Utah and Japan huh? Sorry, but I don't recall. I remember better by production co. and job name. I take it that was an HD prep, other details might jog my memory. We had the plate, if I didn't bring you one I apologize. I'm gonna assume that we were out, or that it was a crazy busy day and my mind was scattered. Yeah, that's it...

Give me a good kick in the head next time you see me. Did the shoot go well?

And yes, the DIT I spoke of is Michelle, she's awesome.

Brian |-)~
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#15 Ron Veto

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 11:42 AM

I really want to Thank each and every one of you who has taken the time to add your input. It's nice to know that we are supported by such good people who understand our wants and wishes. Great Shoots to you all! Aloha, Ron Veto
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