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#1 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:39 PM

As many of you know I work onPosted Image

And I have a great focus puller. I just got a Preston HU3 and he doesn't want to scratch it so he built this...
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I love it when the AC's respect our investments.

Sorry about the photo quality, damn iPhone.
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#2 Afton Grant

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:47 PM

The foam bed is one thing, but to always light it so romantically is really going the extra mile...
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#3 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:39 AM

How long have you had it and how do you like the H3??? I just checked with Preston and the wait is finally down to four weeks for a new unit (much better than six months).

Also, since your on Dexter, you can confirm or deny my EX1 statment. Ask Romeo if JR shot any of the second unit they did in Miami with the EX? And tell him Rat says hi!
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#4 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:20 AM

How long have you had it and how do you like the H3??? I just checked with Preston and the wait is finally down to four weeks for a new unit (much better than six months).

Also, since your on Dexter, you can confirm or deny my EX1 statment. Ask Romeo if JR shot any of the second unit they did in Miami with the EX? And tell him Rat says hi!



We love the HU3. Interesting on the wait time since I had zero wait. I called Leticia at 9am and sent transpo to pick it up at 10am, so my wait was 2 hours when you include the time it took transpo to bring it back to set.

The EX1 has been used for a few shots but it's not our 2nd unit camera. 2nd Unit shoot's with F23's just like first unit.
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#5 Ed Moore

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 05:25 AM

Particularly love the plant that's been dressed into that shot - your AC has a beautiful future ahead of him in corporate video should he wish :)
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 08:19 AM

How long have you had it and how do you like the H3??? I just checked with Preston and the wait is finally down to four weeks for a new unit (much better than six months).

Also, since your on Dexter, you can confirm or deny my EX1 statment. Ask Romeo if JR shot any of the second unit they did in Miami with the EX? And tell him Rat says hi!



We love the HU3. Interesting on the wait time since I had zero wait. I called Leticia at 9am and sent transpo to pick it up at 10am, so my wait was 2 hours when you include the time it took transpo to bring it back to set.

The EX1 has been used for a few shots but it's not our 2nd unit camera. 2nd Unit shoot's with F23's just like first unit.



Interesting. I talked to her about one week ago and got 4 weeks but I was also asking for the wait for an entire new system.

And yes, I was aware that the f23 was the camera but I was pretty sure I saw the EX doing a little work too...... We did the same last season on Burn Notice using the Panasonic mini dv and cutting it in with super 16. I even know what the shots are and you cant really tell the difference.

How far along are you guys on season 3? Dexter is one of the few (very few) TV shows I actually watch.
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#7 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 10:10 AM

Mike, maybe you also saw an EX1 with the EPK crew? Funny how it can be harder and harder to tell these days! A few months ago I did some webisodic thing and you could argue that the EPK crew had a better camera than us (they had a Sony F900; we had a Panasonic HDX 900).

Nice bed for the HU3 Eric.
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#8 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 03:56 PM

Goddamn-it this is absolutely the last time I get an AC recommendation from Ron Baldwin:

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#9 RonBaldwin

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 04:15 PM

Goddamn-it this is absolutely the last time I get an AC recommendation from Ron Baldwin:

http://www.steadicam...e_types/gif.gif



my ac uses blended, at least you got the single malt. Lucky you!

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#10 Niall Chadwick

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 04:20 PM

rofl

Considering balance is key in steadicam, im surprised that alcohol is the tipple of choice.

Ironic dont you think? :)

Ron, they seem to be painting this rather negative view of you as an old soak!

Care to confirm or deny these accusations? :)

Mind you that said, im in Essex England, home of the binge drinker!

Edited by Niall Chadwick, 29 June 2008 - 04:20 PM.

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#11 RonBaldwin

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 05:47 PM

Ron, they seem to be painting this rather negative view of you as an old soak!
Care to confirm or deny these accusations? :)


confirm both old and soak
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#12 Charles Papert

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 08:18 PM

that picture--as Fenwick (Kevin Bacon) said in Diner, "Definitely the smile of the week"!
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#13 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:10 PM

rofl


Ron, they seem to be painting this rather negative view of you as an old soak!


We like to think of it as a positive view.

The worst part is she finished off MY single malt.

Thanks Charles, I'll be here all week.
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#14 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:55 AM

Doc,

I've seen a lot of good pictures here over the years in a lot of great posts, but that may just top them all.

Many thanks.
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#15 Niall Chadwick

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 04:33 AM

Ron, they seem to be painting this rather negative view of you as an old soak!
Care to confirm or deny these accusations? :)


confirm both old and soak


:lol:

Well Ron, let me know if you ever visit Essex, England. I have a few friends that own pubs, and 1 that works in an ER. You would be well looked after :)
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