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#1 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 06:56 PM

Hi there folks, So many of you who saw my short hair last month and didn't recognize me at first, can now see how it all came to be on tonights Finale episode of Blowout, on Bravo, I think it's 9pm.

My apologies for this not being steadicam related.
I just think it's funny as hell.

Ozzie
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#2 Charles Papert

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:00 PM

OK, I'm definitely going to tape that. I'm going to wager that you are wearing one of your industry T-shirts, Ozzie!

Seeing as everyone else gets a reality show these days, maybe it's time for a Steadicam operator to get one. Or maybe we just put all of the participants in the A-R thread together on a desert island for a month.

It won't be on the air until at least the end of the year, but my gal and I are going to be one on of those home renovation shows on HGTV--they did the first taping yesterday. Can I just say how much I enjoyed not having to shlep any of the gear? And I did make it most of the day without making any suggestions to the shooter, at least until he and the producer couldn't figure out the angle they needed. Luckily he was a really good sport about it. It reminded me of the story (from that great book that Teddy appeared in, "Light Years") when legendary DP James Wong Howe was experiencing a slowdown in work and he opened a Chinese restaurant; a newspaper photographer came to take some pictures and Howe made a suggestion on his lens choice. Allegedly the snarled response was "listen, you cook the noodles, I'll take the pictures"!

Looking forward to tonight's "Blowout"...!
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#3 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 12:31 AM

Ozzie,
I saw the show. Did they at least pay you for that excrutiatingly long haircut? What was it, like 3 hours?
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 12:51 AM

Looked like 5 or 6! So fess up Ozzie, you weren't just sitting at that restaurant in Beverly Hills when Jonathan picked you, right? It was some sort of set-up, yeah?
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 01:22 AM

LOL!, hehehehe, well since we are all "in" the business. The cut took more like 1.5 hours, add a little drama, and the fact that I wanted to get out of there on the last day, and Whala, a 3 hour cut with tension, drama, etc..
I was there shooting on the last day of the 3 week shoot, The other camera ops were gone, the remote cameras had been removed and wrapped out, cables were everywhere and Kimberly really couldn't find another model for her last cut. When I brought the camera down for a rest, the Dir and one of the field producers were there looking at me along with Jonathan, they all said "C'mon, Ozzie, Take one for the team", I said "What!, what are you talking about with that "Take one for the team"?", they explained how they wanted to cut my hair and use me for the end of the show, I figured, sure why not, It grows back doesn't it?, I then asked, what type of cut, Jonathan says, We'll give you My haircut, short on the sides and back a bit big on top, I said sure why not, so re ran next door to the Breakfast club and the AP Adam and I sat there, the owner brought out some glasses and a plate of fruit and the director shot the scene and the cut. If I didn't do it we would have been there another 3 hours waiting for the "model" to show up from wherever he was. So there you have it, Hehehehe
I still get a kick out of it. I'm glad I shaved that morning. LOL!!
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 01:51 AM

Seeing as everyone else gets a reality show these days, maybe it's time for a Steadicam operator to get one. Or maybe we just put all of the participants in the A-R thread together on a desert island for a month.

Now THATS funny stuff. I'm in as long as you are the DP charles!
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#7 Charles Papert

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 05:48 AM

Ozzie, just so you know, my girlfriend thought you looked "really cute" after the haircut. She was quick to add that you looked fine beforehand also. I told her it was OK, that you used to be a longhaired freak and now you were just a freak with a $125 haircut....!
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 09:05 AM

Ahem, that was half done by Jonathan, and then finished by im and Kimberly, so 200 covers Jonathans half, 62.50 covers Kim's half, 262.50 cut, and they didn't charge for the shampoo or the product they put on the hair, LOL!!, funny thing is, I got up from the chair, they took the shot of me puffing the hair and handed me the camera to shoot the remainder of the day with them getting ready for Kim to arrive back from the breakfast club to receive her flowers and cake.now back to our regurlarly scheduled steadicam program.
Too bad they weren't budgeting in Steadicam for the show, would have been cool to shoot a few traveling shots thru that back alley and the salon.
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#9 Charles Papert

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 12:25 PM

One last question--wasn't Kimberley supposed to be picking up Jonathan's lunch at the Breakfast Club? She arrived back empty handed...another of these supposed "reality show" farces?
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#10 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 02:50 PM

One last question--wasn't Kimberley supposed to be picking up Jonathan's lunch at the Breakfast Club? She arrived back empty handed...another of these supposed "reality show" farces?

I believe that was a ruse to get her out of the salon. She returned with a guy from the restaurant with a confused look on her face. Or so it appeared......
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#11 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 07:14 PM

Yes, kimberly was sent by Jonathan to get him lunch and the owner of the breakfast club came with her cause he was confused as well. It was just to get her out of the place long enough for him to get the flowers that had been delivered in the back and the cake they had hidden. When I was there for Cinegear, I swung by the shop to say hello and Kimberly was at her own station cutting hair. So the story ends happily.
PS, Kimberly is still charging like $75 for a cut. And I gotta say, Jonathan's watch over my cut made it exact, It's growing out just fine. I haven't combed or blow dried my hair since. Just run the hand thru it and it's done.
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#12 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 15 July 2004 - 02:02 AM

PS, Kimberly is still charging like $75 for a cut.

I think over-charging is more precise.
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