Safety Taping Magazines, etc.
Posted 19 September 2006 - 05:37 AM
Posted 19 September 2006 - 12:37 PM
Posted 19 September 2006 - 12:43 PM
1" white camera tape which is not gaff tape.
I don't like to tape around the edges, I prefer to test the mags. I tape latches, cause that says "don't open" - I even do this when shooting solo - good habit.
Actaully when I worked as an AC in the past I _would_ tape the edges - even on Mitchell mags ! - because it makes everyone feel secure....
Posted 20 September 2006 - 04:16 PM
Posted 22 September 2006 - 07:10 AM
I agree that taping the edges on modern and well maintained equipment should be entirely unnecessary. On the other hand, if you are planning on using older mags from, say, an Eclair NPR or Mitchell or what have you, then it probably isn't a horrible idea.
It's a good idea to tape the gap between camera body and mag on Arri SRs when shooting in severe conditions.
I once had a job in Morocco where we were exposed to extremely harsh sunlight (T22 upwards!!!) and the stock had edge fogging that entered the machine through that gap. Taping it up solved the problem.
Posted 25 September 2006 - 02:16 PM
Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:52 PM
I think taping the edges of modern, well maintained and carefully tested mags is purely psychological. The first time the Arri 235 turned up on set my focus puller of 15 years experience gave me very nervous scathing looks when I gave him an untaped mag. But now he doesn't even bat an eye lid.
But if taping serves no practical purpose and is purely psychological, but makes people feel better it can't be all that bad!
Posted 31 October 2006 - 10:02 AM