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#1 Curtis Bouvier

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 12:32 PM

That little scope like glass that directors or cinematographers use to prevew a scene with out actually bringing the camera to that location, guess it gives them an idea as to how things look..

where can I get one of these?
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 12:52 PM

Director's finders. You might need to take off your sunglasses, Curtis, to look through one.

http://directorsviewfinders.com/

As opposed to a lens finder, which allows you to attach the movie camera's lens and look through it. Usually you have those on the set, not in preproduction scouting (unless the DP owns a case of 35mm cine lenses that he wants to drag around...)
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#3 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 05:39 PM

The director's finder is often nicknamed a "chewie" (sp?), for some reason.
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#4 stephen defilippi

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 02:25 PM

That little scope like glass that directors or cinematographers use to prevew a scene with out actually bringing the camera to that location, guess it gives them an idea as to how things look..

where can I get one of these?


Hi, personally can't justify the expense so i use a Bolex viewer, the kind that has an adjustable view from 10 to 150mm. The aspect ration is the same as what i shoot with.
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