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#1 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 04:12 AM

So I've just learned about the CineGear expo. I've registered and thats all done and dusted.

Is it a good place for students? Are the people friendly and helpful?

Is it a good place to network?

All the questions.

Oh actually, it is good fun? Im quite excited! :)
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 10:24 AM

It's a very pleasant day of walking around a park-like area looking at gear, and chatting with people. Everyone is friendly.
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#3 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 01:39 PM

It is fun, though I do not like the current location (same as last years), and now you have to pay for parking as well . . .
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 02:03 PM

Thats cool. It sounds like the BSC show I went to in England.

Do Panavision and Arri let you get hold of their cameras and just generally 'feel' what they are like to use?

I would really like to see how lightweight a 235 is with a full 400 footer and a 50mm prime.

Oh! And I hope they have their 416 available to play with.

Do any of you know if Panavision are going to be exhibiting the 'Hylen' system?


Is it wrong that I'm so excited? haha :rolleyes:
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#5 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 02:54 PM

More or less all the above should happen.

Hell, Panavision Woodland Hills has a Genesis with the Hylen attached to it just hanging out on a slider for people to play with in the prep stall closest to the coffee area (at least this was the case the past few times I have been there, last time being about a week ago).

All the major camera manufacturers will have a lot of gear to play with.

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#6 Matthew Buick

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 03:46 PM

That does sound like fun. :)

Shame it'll be in America. <_<
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#7 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 04:08 PM

Ahh that sucks.

Did you attend the BSC show and Elstree studios in London?

I went to that in 2006, it was pretty good.
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 05:36 PM

Since I live in the Westside, I prefer the current location at the Westwood VA Hospital area -- I could ride my bike to CineGear if I wanted to!
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 05:39 PM

Ah, lucky David. I live in Woodland Hills, so none of the locations have ever been particularly easy/ close for me to get to.
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 05:42 PM

Ah, lucky David. I live in Woodland Hills, so none of the locations have ever been particularly easy/ close for me to get to.


Well, I have to go to Panavision W.H. on Tuesday to meet someone, so I'll be envying you while I'm on the 101 freeway...
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#11 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 05:48 PM

I live in Tarzana, so it's not too far for me either.

I don't think I will ride my bike down the 101 though :P

Where in WH do you live, Kevin?
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#12 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 06:02 PM

Ah, this is one major advantage to living in WH, I live less than 5 min. from Panavision (that is until they move to Burbank . . .).

Jamie, I live just off the 101 about three exits west of De Soto.
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#13 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 06:10 PM

Ah, this is one major advantage to living in WH, I live less than 5 min. from Panavision (that is until they move to Burbank . . .).

Jamie, I live just off the 101 about three exits west of De Soto.


Haha that's cool. I live just off 101 at Reseda. I go to school at Columbia College.

Small world.

But, we are in LA.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 06:19 PM

Ahh that sucks.

Did you attend the BSC show and Elstree studios in London?

I went to that in 2006, it was pretty good.


No. I didn't. Wrong end of England, I'm afraid. :(
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#15 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 06:27 PM

No. I didn't. Wrong end of England, I'm afraid. :(


Thats a shame. You should try and make it down there next year, It's really worth going. When I went in 2006 I was just starting my education in cinematography and everyone was so helpful!

I had some noobie questions and everyone went out of their way to show me the gear and to explain things I didn't understand. Like... What a prime lens was.
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 06:30 PM

It's much too far, probably about 420 miles when you factor in all the commuting I'd have to do. :(

Maybe when I have a drives licence...
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 01:48 PM

No. I didn't. Wrong end of England, I'm afraid. :(


Have the railroads gone all to hell?
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 01:58 PM

Leo , yes really would have cost Matthew about [ guess unless book 3 months before] about £ 150 return screwed here on so called public transport . so i am sure he couldnt afford that .
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:39 PM

Leo , yes really would have cost Matthew about [ guess unless book 3 months before] about £ 150 return screwed here on so called public transport . so i am sure he couldnt afford that .


When I was in Italy in 1995 the railroads and buses were the only bargain.

What a shame. The railroads used to seem to be one of Britain's high points.
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 03:38 PM

Leo , yes really would have cost Matthew about [ guess unless book 3 months before] about £ 150 return screwed here on so called public transport . so i am sure he couldnt afford that .


There's no way I could afford a price like that.
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