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#1 Joseph Meiri

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 04:44 AM

Hi,

I'm looking for some recommendations on professional cinematographer's gear (such as shoes etc.) - either brands or places I could find such items.
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#2 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 02:15 PM

With all due respect, that is one hell of a first post on a cinematography forum.
Nike has cinematographer shoes with retractable spikes on them for giving people reality checks.
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#3 Patrick Neary

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 02:26 PM

http://www.johnhelme...d.itml/icOid/10

(notice it's "oversized"!)
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 12:09 AM

Lightmeter(s). Contrast filter, perhaps. There's not a lot one really needs since the equipment is taken care of already. Comfy shoes and perhaps kneepads if you're operating.
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#5 Ram Shani

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 12:37 AM

a good pair of eyes ;)
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#6 Chris Keth

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 12:41 AM

a good pair of eyes ;)


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#7 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 01:41 AM

perhaps kneepads if you're operating.


or begging to get paid !

(sorry guys, I couldn't resist)

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#8 Nick Mulder

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 05:17 AM

Dont forget to pack some product for when your 'oversize' beret is being used as a darkbag

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#9 Lars Zemskih

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 08:43 AM

Panavision have cool Panavision caps.
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#10 Mark Sasahara

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 12:35 AM

A nice, soft angora sweater and black pumps-three inch heels are about right. Guess I'm from the Ed Wood school of film making. Be sure that your sweater has pockets for your lightmeter and walkie.
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#11 Alex Haspel

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 08:06 AM

Just dress like "Wolf" of "Living in Oblivion", great movie btw...

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#12 Saba Mazloum

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 12:07 PM

Hey guys,
To the Dp's out there, do you always use a grey card and color chart for each mag?
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#13 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 02:55 PM

I try to at least get one at each setup. In actuality, I run out of time a lot, and thus it never gets done, and I just make sure to leave good notes and or call the place doing the dailies.
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#14 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 03:45 AM

To the Dp's out there, do you always use a grey card and color chart for each mag?


Usually for the color timer's sake, I try to do one at the beginning of each new mag. Even if you plan on doing some special grading in post, it's good to have that reference for what is "normal" in reference to what you shot.

Basic DP Gear? Depends on the situation always. If you're a one man crew, the list goes on forever. If you have a good sized crew of your own, then just your lightmeter, comfy shoes, and a shoulder pad & kneepads if you're operating handheld.

I'm a fan of New Balance shoes, but find they don't breath enough for longterm comfort. Recently I've been wearing my pair of checkerboard slip-on Vans, and been incredibly comfortable on shoots. I know another DP who wears open toed Teva sandals, no matter what!
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#15 Scottie Mei

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 03:33 AM

new balance is for sure comfy shoes for walking on set with long hours, and i have to agree vans is pretty comfortable too. i recommend getting sunpath software for exterior shoots, and ear plugs if you shoot a lot of music videos.
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