3D camera protection ?
Posted 07 October 2010 - 03:18 PM
Dust and explosions are going to be a problem
Posted 07 October 2010 - 05:38 PM
Swartz Glass Co
1726 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
34.0239 North -118.4794 West
Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:32 PM
Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:16 PM
Ok, dumb gaffer question - why can't you use optical flats on a 3D rig? Does the same thing apply to filters and such in the mattebox?
They don't make them big enough. The rig consists of two cameras, one shooting in the normal direction, but through a 50-50 half silvered mirror, which is mounted 45 degrees off vertical. The other is mounted vertically shooting usually down, or sometimes up, into the same mirror. That lets you put their optical axes closer together than is physically possible with two cameras side by side, which is what you need to match the distance between human eyes. The result is a rig about the size of an old Technicolor camera without the blimp.
To shoot through a protective glass, you need something big enough to cover that combining mirror, which is typically a foot wide or even more. Conventional filters can come after the mirror, right on the lenses, or even behind the lenses. You'd need matched pairs, though.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:33 AM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:39 PM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:06 PM
Sounds good . I'll make some calls and offer it up to the DOP and camera techies
Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:25 PM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:28 PM
I remember speaking to you about our tracks and a job you were coming this way for .
Howz things your side ? checked out your website , looks great and like you been keeping busy .
Posted 09 October 2010 - 01:28 PM
Good to find you in cyberspace. on a movie in Berlin right now. Here till december. Dying to come back to beautiful Cape Town. Hopefully sometime soon.
Hope things are well with you ?
By the looks of it they are
Posted 09 October 2010 - 01:31 PM
Sanjay , did you do Slumdog ? by anychance
Could not do Slumdog unfortunately.
But I did meet Telfer when he was in Bombay. Hectic shoot by all accounts.
Posted 12 October 2010 - 04:07 AM
Things are good here . just started Judge Dredd 3D with Anthony Dod Mantle ( thats why i asked about slumdog ) .
The new Studios are up and running here so it looks like more of the bigger jobs will be coming in . So things have the potential to get even better