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#1 David Allen Grove

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 12:01 PM

Does anyone in LA have a geared head laying around and if so, would you be willing to let me borrow it to practice with this weekend? Gotta job coming up with one so.. need the practice.

Or is there anyone in the LA area looking to practice the wheels at a rental house perhaps, with a real person, I'd be up for that Today as well..

If so, give me a call 323-385-3456
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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 03:00 PM

David,
Claremont has always been really cool about practicing in their prep-bays. It's better to do it there because you'll get a camera body + a set of lenses -- and there's lots of people walking around to annoy...I mean follow.

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#3 David Allen Grove

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 03:09 PM

THANKS RON!

Clairmont is just 10 minutes from where I am! We just had our Guild/Digital cinema meeting there too. I'll try that out!
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Posted 06 August 2004 - 05:04 PM

David

If that doesn't work out Panivision Hollywood has always been cool letting me come in and spin the wheels.

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 06:54 PM

Great! Thanks Greg!
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Posted 08 August 2004 - 01:20 AM

forgot to mention a back-up if you can't get to a rental house...just stop by a Toys R Us and get an Etch-A-Sketch.

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 09:22 AM

forgot to mention a back-up if you can't get to a rental house...just stop by a Toys R Us and get an Etch-A-Sketch. 

Ron B

I heard this mentioned at the 24P pedestal workshop I took about a month ago. They had a gear head there too which I practiced a lot on. I thought they were joking. I just might have to goto toys r us. Ahh, to be a kid again :lol:
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#8 Charles Papert

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 10:32 AM

Years ago I had seriously considered having tiny little cranks made for an EtchaSketch to really duplicate the action of the geared head so I could practice at home; thankfully the universe kept me from geeking out that far. But yet, it's not a bad idea. Actually, someone should have come up with a virtual-reality-esque video game interface which throws a serious of operating challenges at you, "I just made it to level 4, standups and sitdowns!" "Dude, level 6 is all Technocrane, that's the shiznit!"
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Posted 08 August 2004 - 10:47 AM

Level 7 would be the Steadicam level? I invision JUST the gimble hooked up to a playstation. It would have some resistance as it would if there were a sled and camera on it. Garrett's voice is of course on this level. "Level out! level out! Now go into Don Juan. Now preceed the actor up the stairs... end frame was garbage. GAME OVER!"

This would be the end of the Steadicam workshops as we know it. doh! :lol:
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#10 Charles Papert

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 01:19 AM

<<end frame was garbage.>>

I can't remember where I left my keys this morning, but I'll probably remember that darn National Geographic documentary word-for-word for the rest of my life...the actual verbiage was "you've ended up here with a garbage frame".

(embarassingly, I really DID forgot that we had to valet park at the studio parking garage this morning, and spent an hour going through all my gear and ransacking the stage trying to find my keys at the end of the day before it all made sense. Ugh)
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