1. When do I get one of these robot arms?

  2. I made a reddit thread about my last post (the guy multifisting cameras for MTV reality shows), and it turned into an internet argument stadium. 

    I just wrote a pretty long post explaining my position on the guy’s workflow, and it feels like the math teacher/video hobbyist from Minnesota that I’m responding to isn’t going to get it. Click the break to taste my frustration.

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  3. This guy is producing/shooting an MTV show by duel-wielding Sony RX-100s with natural light. In this writeup, he describes how he shoots the entire episode like this, handles all the producing and releases, composes a bunch of the music, and cuts it on his Macbook Pro. 
If this develops into the new standard/expectation, I’m out. You’ll be able to find me decorating cakes somewhere on the north pacific coast.
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    This guy is producing/shooting an MTV show by duel-wielding Sony RX-100s with natural light. In this writeup, he describes how he shoots the entire episode like this, handles all the producing and releases, composes a bunch of the music, and cuts it on his Macbook Pro. 

    If this develops into the new standard/expectation, I’m out. You’ll be able to find me decorating cakes somewhere on the north pacific coast.

  4. superdoofus-stratodrive:

How about this:
A $220,000.00US HD broadcast 9.3mm-930mm shake stabilized superlens mounted to a wee little Canon.
Hahhaha WOW.

Can you find the camera?
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    superdoofus-stratodrive:

    How about this:

    A $220,000.00US HD broadcast 9.3mm-930mm shake stabilized superlens mounted to a wee little Canon.

    Hahhaha WOW.

    Can you find the camera?

  5. hoarr:

Gene Simmons - Rock and Roll Over Tour [December 21st, 1976]
An amazing shot of everybody’s favorite Demon.

I was at Gene’s house for a shoot on Thursday. He showed me a few sketches he had framed on the wall. “Do you know who did these?”
I didn’t know.
"Billy fucking Wilder. You know who that is, right?"
I knew I should have just said yes, but it’s pretty obvious that Gene Simmons has a finely-tuned bullshit radar. At that particular moment, I didn’t remember that Wilder directed Some Like it Hot, so I told him that the name sounded familiar  but I couldn’t place it.
"What are you? From fucking Minnesota? Iowa? Mississippi?""Wisconsin, Actually""Jesus fucking christ, I tell you, if people don’t grow up in LA that don’t know shit. Fucking clueless, all of you. You work in this industry. You should know this shit. Jesus fucking christ. Fucking clueless"
He walked away, and I didn’t see him after that. I fucked up.
Otherwise, nice guy!
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    hoarr:

    Gene Simmons - Rock and Roll Over Tour [December 21st, 1976]

    An amazing shot of everybody’s favorite Demon.

    I was at Gene’s house for a shoot on Thursday. He showed me a few sketches he had framed on the wall. “Do you know who did these?”

    I didn’t know.

    "Billy fucking Wilder. You know who that is, right?"

    I knew I should have just said yes, but it’s pretty obvious that Gene Simmons has a finely-tuned bullshit radar. At that particular moment, I didn’t remember that Wilder directed Some Like it Hot, so I told him that the name sounded familiar  but I couldn’t place it.

    "What are you? From fucking Minnesota? Iowa? Mississippi?"
    "Wisconsin, Actually"
    "Jesus fucking christ, I tell you, if people don’t grow up in LA that don’t know shit. Fucking clueless, all of you. You work in this industry. You should know this shit. Jesus fucking christ. Fucking clueless"

    He walked away, and I didn’t see him after that. I fucked up.

    Otherwise, nice guy!

    (Source: whenkissruledtheworld, via hoarr)

  6. People are taking solid BTS pictures today!

  7. Not shooting a rap video.

    Not shooting a rap video.

  8. I learned the importance of backing up the footage…
    Actual line in a gig application that came to me. Probably should re-think that one.
  9. davidseger:

Car-Jumper Episode 8 y’all! 
Channel 101 is on Saturday. Come check it out. Maybe vote for Car-Jumper, you know, if you like the episode and like me and don’t want me to be miserable. I’m pretty nervous about this episode!


Come out and support the show that gives me sunburns at least five days per month.
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    davidseger:

    Car-Jumper Episode 8 y’all! 

    Channel 101 is on Saturday. Come check it out. Maybe vote for Car-Jumper, you know, if you like the episode and like me and don’t want me to be miserable. I’m pretty nervous about this episode!

    Come out and support the show that gives me sunburns at least five days per month.

    (via channel101tumblr)

  10. I really want to produce/shoot/cut some super high-quality videos of live shows at smaller venues. Doing stuff for FYF/Goldenvoice/whoever is cool, but way too big to effectively shoot with a small crew, and the creative control is always too far out of one creator’s hands. Unfortunately, the cost of getting four or five operators onboard is usually too high for smaller groups, and venues within 50 miles of Los Angeles are rotten, crusty assholes about letting people shoot video without a $450+ charge per camera. 

    The people who did this video killed it. Excellent sound, great cuts, and enough cameras (though I disliked the static angle) to keep it visually interesting. Shooting stills of live shows is fun, operating camera for big shows is great, but this kind of thing is exactly what I’d like to put together. 

    Also, Jukebox The Ghost is fantastic.

  11. davidseger:

    Car-Jumper Ep 7 - Behind the Scenes Go Pro Shot

    So when we did the one-shot episode of Car-Jumper, BK clipped a Go Pro onto his Glidecam rig and pointed it back at himself, I think to prove that we did it all in one shot. It turned out pretty neat, so I did a little split-screen with the episode. You can see fun stuff, like Alex trying to flag off the screen for BK or me bumping into BK, screwing up the shot. Neat!

    First off, if you haven’t seen that episode, it’s right here.

    We only got four chances to do this shot before the military police came and kindly told us to get off their abandoned base. I’m proud of the episode, but there are so many little spots and fuckups (clearly represented in the BTS video by me visibly cringing) that I could have absolutely hammered down if we just had another chance to do it. That backwards walk on the curved, broken up path to the first house was hard. I’ve been flying support systems like this for over six years now, and I’m still a complete newbie.

    Two weeks after this episode came out, the MōVI was announced. The moment I get my hands on one of those, I want to try this again.

  12. Highlight of my week: using robots to feed soap to a complete stranger.
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    Highlight of my week: using robots to feed soap to a complete stranger.