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#1 Chris Keth

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 10:58 PM

It's a strange request but the title says it all. I have an AC job for the month of October and my slate bit the dust hard. It's just old and sad and won't erase clean anymore.

I'm trying to avoid buying a new one right now because I'm poor and a decent one isn't that cheap. Can anyone in the hollywood area spare their slate for a month? I would happily pick it up so it's no inconvenience for you.
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 02:43 PM

Anyone? Looks like I'll ahve to suck it up and get a new one now. :(
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#3 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 03:47 PM

Anyone? Looks like I'll ahve to suck it up and get a new one now. :(



Your making me cry now chris! I have one for you but i doubt it would get there in time! your welcome to it!

I know your shooting on a F-900 so does it need to be timecode slaved or just regular?

I believe they cost about 50 dollars in your neck of the woods.

Let me know if i can help!

Kieran.
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 04:16 PM

Your making me cry now chris! I have one for you but i doubt it would get there in time! your welcome to it!

I know your shooting on a F-900 so does it need to be timecode slaved or just regular?

I believe they cost about 50 dollars in your neck of the woods.

Let me know if i can help!

Kieran.


I'm just looking for a regular old slate. I'm going to call the sound recordist to see if he's providing a timecode slate and to hammer out a couple details. Either way I like to have the regular type for backup. We're recording sound to camera with a DAT backup so we'll most likely just be giving the DAT timecode from the camera anyway.
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#5 Michael Nash

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 04:57 PM

Can't production just buy one?
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#6 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 05:06 PM

Can't production just buy one?


Seriously
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#7 William A Chapman Jr

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 05:16 PM

Seriously


I know the feeling. I assume you doing an indie?
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 01:05 AM

I wouldn't even bother the production - surely the rental house can supply one with the unit bag? I'd call ahead and ask if that's possible. And make certain to ask for a white-board slate; sometimes they will leave you with an old black-painted wood one otherwise...
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#9 Chris Keth

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 02:11 AM

I wouldn't even bother the production - surely the rental house can supply one with the unit bag? I'd call ahead and ask if that's possible. And make certain to ask for a white-board slate; sometimes they will leave you with an old black-painted wood one otherwise...


I'll see about that. I asked production to just get one. I'm pretty new to this and to how much (or more likely little) I can expect production to handle. Thanks for all of the bits and pieces of advice, everyon!
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#10 David Sweetman

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 04:06 AM

If you still can't work it out I've got one you can borrow, I'm living in Santa Clarita right now which is about 30 minutes north of LA. I don't expect to shoot any film in the next couple months so there's no problem, just let me know.
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