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#1 David Rakoczy

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 04:17 PM

Bouncing between Fox and CNN preparing for the VP debate tonight and I watched what has got to be the best dressed Grip I have ever seen. He was in a Tux!... Makita and Zip Screws in one hand... Two 1/4 apple Boxes in the other.. he then began rigging those Boxes to the Floor.... Man, he looked sharp! :lol:

Edited by David Rakoczy, 02 October 2008 - 04:19 PM.

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 04:19 PM

Maybe it was James Bond, incognito for security. . .
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#3 David Rakoczy

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 04:34 PM

I couldn't tell if he had converted his Cumberbun into a fanny pack.. but that would be a great place to stow some tools and zip screws...
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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 04:34 PM

Ha! not to mention damned resourceful.
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#5 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:28 PM

Maybe the producers asked him to wear it so he wouldn't "stand out" on camera... I can just imagine getting the memo - "Crew must all wear black tuxedos, no exceptions."
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:21 PM

Maybe the producers asked him to wear it so he wouldn't "stand out" on camera... I can just imagine getting the memo - "Crew must all wear black tuxedos, no exceptions."


This should be true universally.
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#7 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:27 PM

I actually remember -years ago- being asked to dress "nice" -not show black- but "nice" for a live show that I was working. Obviously I had to change immediately as my "nice" clothes were about to be trashed. So, there are some weird producers out there . . .
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#8 Jamie Metzger

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:33 PM

Maybe the producers asked him to wear it so he wouldn't "stand out" on camera... I can just imagine getting the memo - "Crew must all wear black tuxedos, no exceptions."


That is really common for union shows. There are different types of clothing you can wear on show site, show day, show night, and build/striking. There are shows where you must wear a tux or a nice dress suite; one only hopes that we don't have to work in them though.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 10:44 AM

http://www.utilikilts.com/

Who's with me???
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#10 Michael K Bergstrom

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 03:39 PM

http://www.utilikilts.com/

Who's with me???


These kilts are actually really durable and comfortable, I'm with you on this one : ) style all the way. Who's the chap that's flying the steadicam on their homepage? Steadicam in a kilt...brilliant!

Edited by Michael K Bergstrom, 03 October 2008 - 03:40 PM.

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#11 David Rakoczy

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 04:38 PM

Maybe the producers asked him to wear it so he wouldn't "stand out" on camera..-Satsuki

Well I doubt he wore it on his own.. ;)

It was just funny to see Mr. Tuxedo with a Makita and a couple 1/4 Apples...

I am imagining him straightening his Bow-Tie every time he jumps off the Tailgate :lol:

..don't scuff your shows releasing the Dolly Brake!

...got a couple C-47s in your Cumberbun?

Edited by David Rakoczy, 03 October 2008 - 04:41 PM.

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#12 Vincent Biron

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:59 PM

That's gotta be the funniest thing i've heard about.... no wait Utili-kilt's even funnier! :lol: We should bring that to every set...
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#13 Alexa Mignon Harris

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:31 AM

http://www.utilikilts.com/

Who's with me???

Awesome!!! Next set we're on you should wear one...or two! You know, layered. And I'll wear a mini prom dress, with shorts, for when I'm on ladders...

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