Cinematographer tools and bits
Posted 16 June 2006 - 11:51 PM
i was wondering what sort of tools and equipment you guys think a cinematographer needs in in his kit to bring along to a shoot?
thanks in advance
Posted 17 June 2006 - 06:07 PM
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 02:26 AM
The killer 1st AC and gaffer has all the other stuff.
Posted 18 June 2006 - 02:49 AM
I also have a diopter for viewfinders to allow me to focus when I operate. I have a contrast-viewing glass but I never use it. I do also carry a compass.
In the future, I may expand things to include a DSLR and a laptop on the set to view preview photos.
If I'm on location, I have a portable DVD player that plays all the different formats (but not multi-region) for viewing dailies; usually I hook it up to a bigger monitor than the onboard.
The gaffer should have the color temp meter and the frequency meter.
If I did start investing in more equipment, it would probably be filters mainly. Maybe one of those LED lights that can be used on the camera as an Obie.
Posted 18 June 2006 - 04:37 AM
yeah cos i started buying tools and was thinkin of buying a colour contrast viewer but wasnt sure weather id actually use it also
maybe money would be better spent buying some spare tapes and a firewire cable for the super 16mm camera im using in a shoot later on in the year
still dont know about the jet pack though
Posted 18 June 2006 - 04:23 PM
The list of tools and gadgets is endless. I've got maybe 50% of all the right tools for each job I've done (AC, grip, electrician, gaffer, camera op, DP); some tools I thought were a good idea but never ended up using, and some oddball things I've come across that I use almost everyday. One stupid little silly item I can't live without is the cord that holds my sunglasses around my neck!
I have a bag that's just my "survival kit," mostly for camera operating but can be used anywhere; fowl weather gear, sunblock, insecticide, kneepads, saftey glasses, spare gloves, a long sleeved black shirt, chemical heat packs, water, etc. I should get a first aid kit...
I have other goodies I bring separately depending on the shoot I'm doing, and job I'm performing (I work as DP, camera op, and gaffer). Meters, reference books, gel swatchbooks, Thomas guide, barrel connectors, spare zip wire, tape (Betacam, MiniDV, paper) cube taps, gray card, framing charts... somebody stop me...
Posted 18 June 2006 - 04:33 PM
Posted 18 June 2006 - 07:16 PM
i question whats the frequency meter used for?
It helps you avoid flicker in HMIs, and helps to get rid of rollbars when you have to shoot monitors.
Posted 18 June 2006 - 08:20 PM
i guess i have enough equipment equipment to get me through a couple of shoots im DPing at later in the year, i was under the impression the cinematographer would bring much more to the shoot but i guess im still in student film mode.
i guess the kit i need to build up for these shoots is more of a camera assist / op kit, as it is with these kind of films you end up multitasking a HEAP, im halfway there,
Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:28 PM
what digi cam you use
do you have director view finder
for me its light meter, viewing glass, the cinematographer bibel
still cam canon A-620
behind the lens filters with I-ring
Posted 19 June 2006 - 01:16 PM
Posted 19 June 2006 - 01:50 PM