Thursday, September 27, 2012

That's A Wrap: Show Round Up

 I apologize for being so sparse on the posts lately. I've been in the middle of a twelve week show and we just wrapped. All in all, it was a good one despite the problems we had early on with camera shake. We finally ironed it all out and it went smoothly from there. I had a fantastic camera and grip crew to work with (both in Atlanta and San Francisco). I give it a difficulty level of an even five. Almost every shot was a dolly or crane shot, but nothing really challenging, although I did have one fun dance floor move involving pulling through a set and timing the move to character dialogue. It was a lighthearted comedy and we spent a lot of time laughing. We did ten weeks in Atlanta and then moved cross country to San Francisco for the final two. Although I was the lone representative of the grip crew to travel, the guys in San Francisco were all great grips and great people. Now it's two weeks off and I start the next one.

Tools used: Hustler 4, Peewee3, and Fisher 10 dollies. 30', and 50' Technocrane from Cinemoves, and a 30' Moviebird as well as a Fisher 23 Jib. Remote heads were Libra and Scorpio. Cameras were Arri Alexas.

Now for two weeks vacation.....


Azurgrip said...

Did you use the Fisher Ten or was it a base for the 23 Jib? Just curious, you being the Hustler fan.

D said...

The Fisher 10 was actually what we had when we moved to San Francisco. It was the only dolly available in town and since it was only for 9 days, I decided to just use it. It worked out fine once I got back into the swing of it.