Small tunable monitor
Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:12 PM
Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:57 PM
I don't really know how an AC could pull focus with one though if that is what you mean by using it with a Preston. Putting one on the back of the slate is not a bad idea though.
Try eBay since with Digital TV coming in a few months they're getting harder and harder to find.
Posted 08 September 2008 - 12:24 AM
Posted 08 September 2008 - 11:17 AM
If I see the steadicam op move in closer to the subject (unrehearsed), now I have both a solid distance guess and a field of view to help my mental measurement call.
Really good point Allen since actors (and sometimes Steadicam ops) don't always hit their marks and dynamically the scene and shot changes every take. I wouldn't necessarily have thought so much about it for the AC / Focus Puller but then I'm always looking at the monitor.