Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:43 PM
Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:50 PM
Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:28 AM
The alphabet I normally end up using is this;
Sam (sometimes when S is used)
It's pretty much just military and movie-land's mixed, but whatever you get used to totally depends on the script supervisor that you're with. I wouldn't worry about it too much. It's not a super important thing, but if the funny looks bother you, then try using "edward" or "frank" instead . Also if you haven't already, watch this:
Im amazed how many setups there were for some of those scenes. One got up to "Fritz Lang"... Really??? Lol. That's amazing
Posted 23 January 2011 - 01:49 AM
Posted 23 January 2011 - 03:10 AM
Good memory game, anyway.
Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:56 PM
More than once we've gotten into using DP's;
Good memory game, anyway.
But then you have to chose between Doyle and Deakins
Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:28 AM
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 06:17 PM
Most people don't mind if you have a little fun with the letters but some do. You'll feel this out quickly. Generally I used the standard Apple, Baker, Charlie, but on one shoot there were so many set ups it was the first time I got into double letters. I remember one I used was 'American Yeti' everyone cracked up and they had to stop the camera. After that I just stayed safe.
So, there's no real rule of thumb, just so long as people understand what letters they are when heard verbally.
Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:28 AM
Brahms *hot stuff!* - Binar
Cestus [III] - Constellation - Constitution - Cochran
Dravidian or Decker or Disruptor - Doomsday or Daystrom (You are Great, I am great!) - Daystar or Delta used in TNG for *their* alphabet
Exeter - ENTER-prise (stress important)
Ferengi - Forty-seven - Finney
Guinan - Giotto (Lt. Commander) - Gorn
Hugh (:-) ) - Horta
Ilia - Impulse
Kohms - Ko[o]r - Kligon - Krag - Kirk
Lamda [Field Generation] - Lore
M-5 - Mordok - Minuet - Mugato
Neutral - Nanite
Phage - Polarity - Phaser
Q is just Q :-) - or Quasar the episode where they didn't understand that Quasars ARE galaxies, not in galaxies
Starbase - Stardate - Spock - Sta[o?}hn
Tribble - T'Pel - T'Pau - T'Pring - Telepath - Troi - Three-D Chess - Tiberius
V'ger - Vash
Wix - Warp - Worf - Washburn
Xindi (even though Enterprise SUCKS)
Zefram - Zone - Z particle
What do I win, what do I win?
Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:35 PM
Most people don't mind if you have a little fun with the letters .....
Yeah, in the olden days we usually would have fun with the letters, just make up stuff related to the content of the scene. Then the sound guys invented the little slate mike, and pre-slating on the tape to save film. The AC's merely said "marker". I guess with digital that stopped working, so they went back to having the 2nd. read the slate.
Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:20 PM
Haha. No I didn't mean you, I meant the topic itself . For the most part though I've only seen 2nd's calling out slates on super duper low budget stuff where maybe the mixer is also the boom op. Most sound guys will say it into a mic themselves.
Thanks for calling me "It" Matt.
Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:31 PM
When the conversation goes far enough, production crews often find themselves talking Star Trek. I understand it's the same way in the halls of places like Google and MIT. Remember that the first computer game after checkers and tic-tac-toe was a Star Trek game.
Wow... It went there.
I have a Tri-Dimensional Chess set sitting in my office. Take a look at the window sill in this video. Funny thing is that I's just moved into that office and the place was barren so it's the only decoration in the room. Sad, right?
My excuse was that we needed something for our NAB booth that could show off the use of our HD Scope periscope/borescope system. But that was just an excuse to get AbelCine to buy me one off eBay.
Posted 19 April 2011 - 02:25 AM
They are those specifically because when pronounced in line with the guidelines there are no other words that sound similar.
Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:57 AM