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#1 Scott Weatherford

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 07:02 PM

Im currently on my second feature length show as a camera P.A. and while i am confident in what i know for my experience thus far, there is still so much more to know. I come in every morning and watch the 1st build the camera, and while i know alot of the parts needed to get everything fully operational, i dont know ALL the names of all these small parts, all the cables like ZLP's with Lemo heads (?) and just everything on the camera. Is there a source out there (besides the Panavision school) that i can tap to beef up my knowledge of these minute yet important parts?

Thanks in advance, camera gods.
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 07:18 PM

Im currently on my second feature length show as a camera P.A. and while i am confident in what i know for my experience thus far, there is still so much more to know. I come in every morning and watch the 1st build the camera, and while i know alot of the parts needed to get everything fully operational, i dont know ALL the names of all these small parts, all the cables like ZLP's with Lemo heads (?) and just everything on the camera. Is there a source out there (besides the Panavision school) that i can tap to beef up my knowledge of these minute yet important parts?

Thanks in advance, camera gods.



Get a catalog of panavision's offerings. That will help with a lot of what you're wondering. If you can't find one, I may be able to send you a PDF copy if you PM me.
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#3 Jon Kukla

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 09:14 PM

The manual might be a good place to start. This one is for the Millennium, but should be relatively similar for most Panaflex models both prior to and after the Millennium.

http://www.cinematog.../millennium.pdf
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#4 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 05:58 AM

There is also David Samuelson's book on the Panaflex,

http://www.amazon.co...5Fencoding=UTF8

Been out for a few years, but the basics are in there.

Check out the International Film Workshops up in Maine.
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#5 pablomadrid

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 04:41 PM

Im currently on my second feature length show as a camera P.A. and while i am confident in what i know for my experience thus far, there is still so much more to know. I come in every morning and watch the 1st build the camera, and while i know alot of the parts needed to get everything fully operational, i dont know ALL the names of all these small parts, all the cables like ZLP's with Lemo heads (?) and just everything on the camera. Is there a source out there (besides the Panavision school) that i can tap to beef up my knowledge of these minute yet important parts?

Thanks in advance, camera gods.

Hello Scott

I found some information and userĀ“s manual about panavision in

[url=http://www.panavision.com.au]

bye
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#6 Mitch Gross

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 10:56 PM

The only way to really get to know all the little cables and widgets is to work with them on a regular basis. Going to Panavision and training with the gear is a great help. It's like trying to learn how to drive a car by reading a book -- some things you actually have to deal with in your hands. I certainly can't keep track of all the little cables on a given camera rig without using them on a somewhat regular basis.
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