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#1 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:51 AM

In case you have not heard, there is a great panel this Saturday in NYC. You must be a member of Local 600 to attend and you MUST RSVP. Here are the details:

Camera Operators Panel Seminar
Saturday, April 25, 2009
10:00am to 2:00pm
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The Guild Offices
80 Eighth Ave (corner 14th St), 14th floor, New York
Continental breakfast just before the Seminar;
Lunch/Reception immediately following.
The focus of the Operators' Panel will be to provide Eastern Region
members, especially Camera Assistants, an opportunity to hear first-hand from
our leading Camera Operators how they define their roles working in feature films
and television production. We'll have a panel of six to eight Operators discussing
and showing examples of their work in film/digital productions, including single
and multi-camera work in feature films, TV episodic, sit-coms and reality shows.
We'll have a Q&A with attendees, discussing the following topics:
What is the Camera Operator's relationship to the Director, DP, DIT and
other members of the film/digital crew?
What is the correct set etiquette and protocol practiced by the Camera
Operator? How does it differ working in film vs. digital environments
and episodic vs. sit-com multi-camera operating? What are the Local
600 work rules that define the Operator's job and staffing requirements?
What are the responsibilities of the A Camera Operator? B and C
Camera Operators? Steadicam Operators?
What is the SOC organization and who can join?
What are the new demands for the Camera Operator working with
various digital cameras in either "big or small productions?"
Reservations are required. There is no charge for this seminar, but a $50
attendance deposit will be required at the time of registration. To RSVP, please
call Robbie Moore at the Guild office, (212)647-7300. Space is limited.
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#2 Nicholas Davidoff

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:32 PM

Hey Alec,

What are the chances of videotaping this event and posting it somewhere for us West coast 600 brothers?
Perhaps in the members only section of the Cinematographer's Guild website?
Something like the SOC did with the steadicam panel.

~ Nick
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:31 PM

Nick,

Great question. I honestly don't know what is up with that. I'm pretty sure Local 600 will tape it as they usually do. Not sure where it will end up, but I'll mention it to them.

Thanks!
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:42 PM

Who is on the Panel?
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#5 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:27 PM

Jeff,

Now thats a good question. Well, of course this list could still change because of availability (I'm working an overnight Friday so I may show up with one eye closed - or not at all if they can find a way to keep the sun from coming up).

Likely panelists:

Bill Coleman
Ken Ferris
Mike O'Shea
Derek Walker
Dennis Livesey
Peter Nolan
Alain Onesto
myself

The panel is being moderated by Dejan Georgevich, ASC. One of the goals is to get operators from various types of shows (movies, TV, live events, soap operas, etc). Again, the list is not finalized.

FYI, I will be talking a bit about the SOC and have literature there as well. We need to get New York and the east coast more involved.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:31 PM

Maybe if enough of us contact local 600 and request a video, they might oblige to post something on their website. Doesn't have to be great quality at all. Doesn't even have to be video. Even audio only will suffice and make a great podcast that can be downloaded from itunes. I'll shoot an e-mail to someone at the guild. Considering what a small percentage of us are able to physically attend, wouldn't it be awesome if we could do this with all our seminars?
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:49 PM

The panel is being moderated by Dejan Georgevich, ASC. One of the goals is to get operators from various types of shows (movies, TV, live events, soap operas, etc). Again, the list is not finalized.



I think, Jeff you should be one of the panelist . . . .

You have done pretty much all of the genres they are addressing and all the cameras.

From Live TV Steadicam to movies and A-C cameras

Just saying!
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#8 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:14 AM

"I think, Jeff you should be one of the panelist . . . .

You have done pretty much all of the genres they are addressing and all the cameras."

Rob, I agree (and thought the same as I typed the above). I'm actually not an organizer; just a participant. I did ask permission to discuss the SOC which Dejan graciously agreed to. I think their plate is full unless some one drops out though, but Jeff feel free to call the hall. I've always been fascinated by your ability to seamlessly cross markets.
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#9 Ramon Engle

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:28 PM

Any word on the recorded version of the seminar?

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#10 Nicholas Davidoff

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:44 PM

Any word on the recorded version of the seminar?

Ramon


Just got off the phone with Robbie Moore, the event coordinator. He tells me they're "thinking" about recording it and have had a few requests. They have to put together a budget that includes paying an operator to come out and shoot the event. These kind of expenditures can be a dealbreaker. Heck, if it were me I'd be happy to grab my handicam and volunteer a few hours of my time to shoot the event. Unfortunately I'm two thousand miles away. So if there are any East Coast operators or AC's who might like to volunteer a simple video camera and a few hours of their time to help local 600 film this event, there would be many grateful camera brothers including myself. Maybe there's somebody willing to do some simple editing and post this thing online.
If so, give Robbie Moore a call at (212) 647-7300
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:43 PM

"They have to put together a budget that includes paying an operator to come out and shoot the event. These kind of expenditures can be a dealbreaker."

Tell them to use a non-union operator, it's cheaper........ ;)
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:55 PM

Any word on the recorded version of the seminar?

Ramon


Just got off the phone with Robbie Moore, the event coordinator. He tells me they're "thinking" about recording it and have had a few requests. They have to put together a budget that includes paying an operator to come out and shoot the event. These kind of expenditures can be a dealbreaker. Heck, if it were me I'd be happy to grab my handicam and volunteer a few hours of my time to shoot the event. Unfortunately I'm two thousand miles away. So if there are any East Coast operators or AC's who might like to volunteer a simple video camera and a few hours of their time to help local 600 film this event, there would be many grateful camera brothers including myself. Maybe there's somebody willing to do some simple editing and post this thing online.
If so, give Robbie Moore a call at (212) 647-7300



Tell them to use the quarterly dues they collected from 1st quarter last year when the writers were on strike and we were not supposed to cross the picket lines
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#13 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:22 AM

Thanks for calling Nick. Just got home from work (5AM). I know they are trying to get it done.
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:21 AM

"I think, Jeff you should be one of the panelist . . . .

You have done pretty much all of the genres they are addressing and all the cameras."

Rob, I agree (and thought the same as I typed the above). I'm actually not an organizer; just a participant. I did ask permission to discuss the SOC which Dejan graciously agreed to. I think their plate is full unless some one drops out though, but Jeff feel free to call the hall. I've always been fascinated by your ability to seamlessly cross markets.



thanks guys, for the kind words. It looks like a family weekend for me. Although I would be love to be a part of something like this, I am in need of a little time at home.
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#15 RonBaldwin

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:07 AM

I am in need of a little time at home.


after being Fringed I'd say so! It was great to finally meet you.

rb
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