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#21 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 06:46 AM

From last week, but oh well.

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Matt Peterson, ACS making good use of my Cinesaddle.

Meanwhile, back at base camp:
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C CAM 1st AC Jon Bowerbank aligns his chakras after a stressful morning.
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#22 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 02:56 AM

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Day playing on 'Unleashed', directed by Finn Taylor and lensed by Richard Wong. A CAM 1st AC Ben Lunden with the 3 Musketeers. Sound Mixer Keenan Jensen standing by.
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#23 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 03:51 AM

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'Unleashed' day 9, up in Bodega Bay, CA. DP Rich Wong contemplating steak or chicken burritos for lunch.
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#24 Philipp Kunzli

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 10:36 AM

Shooting is perfect if one even finds some time to shoot a roll of black and white film...

 

Shooting Hotel Terminus in Genéva

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#25 Maximilian Motel

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 10:24 AM

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'Unleashed' day 9, up in Bodega Bay, CA. DP Rich Wong contemplating steak or chicken burritos for lunch.

Love the Modern Studio gear on the "ladder shot". Those small 5/8th clamps etc. are such a massive help.


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#26 JD Hartman

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 10:40 AM

Love the Modern Studio gear on the "ladder shot". Those small 5/8th clamps etc. are such a massive help.

 

I'm sure you know that instead of two C-clamps, 4 Cardi, 2 baby grips heads and misc, there is a single clamp that will fasten the high/low-hat to the top of a step ladder.


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#27 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 12:14 PM

You guys get step ladders?

 

Amazing!


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#28 JD Hartman

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 02:20 PM

Phil, wouldn't it just be easier to give up?  Or move to the US of A?


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#29 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 02:34 PM

It's OK, we just stand on each others' shoulders.


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#30 JD Hartman

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 02:41 PM

It's OK, we just stand on each others' shoulders.

 

Oh, okay.  I know you've mention a near complete absence of C-stands on shoots (except multi-billion blockbusters), but when you have something that resembles a real light stand, do you do the "human sandbag" thing as well?


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#31 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 02:50 PM

This is my girlfriend Sandie. We're very happy together.

 

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#32 Maximilian Motel

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 03:15 PM

 

I'm sure you know that instead of two C-clamps, 4 Cardi, 2 baby grips heads and misc, there is a single clamp that will fasten the high/low-hat to the top of a step ladder.

I do, but I love the versatility of those clamps. Nice to know that you can always find a workaround solution. They are just extremely hard to get in Germany, so I feel you @Phil.


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 03:47 PM

A couple weeks ago. If you squint, you can make out my LED "sun" above the car. I love those little guys for some super guerilla shooting.  Second pic is returning to the location with my sodium vapors and a genny for the final showdown scene. Can't wait to share the trailer with you all.12108913_10204347509122628_6408882229392

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#34 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 01:52 AM

I'm sure you know that instead of two C-clamps, 4 Cardi, 2 baby grips heads and misc, there is a single clamp that will fasten the high/low-hat to the top of a step ladder.


This is why I'm not a grip ;)
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#35 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 03:04 AM

I've got one of these, clamp it anywhere... assuming it's solid.

 

http://egripment.com...a-clamp-150-mm/


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 05:48 AM

I've got one of these, clamp it anywhere... assuming it's solid.

 

http://egripment.com...a-clamp-150-mm/

 

No not it.  Can't seem to find it in the Modern catalog.  Very simple clamp, wide flat strap with threaded stud and U-shaped piece slides over stud, large threaded butterfly nut.   Design to span the opening of a high/low hat base and clamp it to the top of a step ladder.  Gripnerd featured it on his website.


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#37 Will Barber

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:41 AM

I've got one of these, clamp it anywhere... assuming it's solid.

 

http://egripment.com...a-clamp-150-mm/

 

Have you encountered any issues with it falling sideways, rotating on that screw? Doesn't seem particularly safe to me, based on my experience with C-clamps, though I admit it looks pretty beefy compared to the ones I've used.


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#38 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 10:19 AM

It's extremely beefy, heavier than a lot of film cameras, you need to tighten with care, but I've never had any problems. A safety strap is a good idea with any of these mounts.


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 10:41 AM

After looking at their site, the example photos on the 150mm version are what look super unsafe. The 100mm version photos have a lot better setups, with the "C" of the clamp adding a 3rd point of contact that would resist spinning. It does look like a really handy device.


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#40 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 02:34 AM

The 150mm version has large pad, which would tend to resist twisting because the screw can apply a lot of pressure at the other end. You can always pack the gap between the attachment structure and the beam parallel to the screw, it has a T cross section, so will resist twist.. When tight it's pretty solid, any twisting tends to take place when setting it up.


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