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#1 Michelob Fedusenko

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:08 AM

Hey, I am on the waiting list to take the AC test for joining the union later this July. Any tips on what to study? I am currently working on filters (function and compensation), Mags, Clapper (what info and where).

I know there is so much more to study! Please point me in the right directions. Thanks ahead of time.
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#2 Annie Wengenroth

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:29 AM

Make sure you go to all the review sessions, they are really helpful. Study the different cameras and their characteristics too- what makes one different from the other. And take photos at the review sessions, I think that helps a lot of people. Good luck!
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#3 Michelob Fedusenko

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:43 PM

Definitely will, thanks! Is there anything else?
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:52 PM

You might start by calling a slate a slate rather than a clapper. ;)
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#5 Michelob Fedusenko

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 09:52 AM

You might start by calling a slate a slate rather than a clapper. ;)



Ha ha, will do!
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#6 Chris Keth

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:54 PM

Ha ha, will do!


Also check out the downloads section of Panavision Australia's website. They have a great section of downloadable PDF camera manuals for panavision, arri, aaton, panasonic, and sony gear. This website has many (if not all) of the same things in the "manuals, docs" section. I forget what it is called but it's way down the forum list.

Both are great free resources to study.

Last tip of the night: for arri stuff, check out their quick guides. It's the stuff you need to know about a particular system. They leave out all of the more specialized stuff you might only need to refer to once (like how to make fireworks appear in your arricam video tap) and cover the stuff you'll need all the time (like how to remove the gate of an arricam for cleaning).
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#7 Jamie Metzger

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 10:09 AM

start workin
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#8 Michelob Fedusenko

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:13 PM

Thanks guys!

I went to the Able Cine Test review and realized how much of a review it was! I feel much better about the test at the moment. I am interested to see how the Panavision and Arri test reviews will be. I would love to test myself against the filters/compensation/ASA conversions. In the mean time, I am going to study the camera manuals and go over to Able Cine and practice loading the mags.

Thank you for your pointers and if you think of any more, please post them!
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#9 Daniel Madsen

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:12 AM

how is the test arranged- practical, written or a mix of the two? how come practice tests aren't available?
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#10 Michelob Fedusenko

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:42 AM

Well, the first day is the written test. The second is the practical. The reason they don't have practice tests is because they want you to know the job and not the test. At least that is what I gather.
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