Friday, December 14, 2012

Another One In The Can

  We just wrapped our latest epic. Eight weeks of handheld work is over. I actually didn't think I would be able to bench press an Alexa for that long, but it actually wasn't that bad. We did have two crane shots, one was a 50' Techno and the other was a 35'-45' Moviebird, but other than that, it was all handheld. Over the last eight weeks I've been shot at multiple times, smoked out, blood spattered, and heard more incarnations of the "F" word than I knew were possible. I've met a former governor, stood in a lake in 37 degree weather at night, had the flu, laughed a lot, cussed a lot, and made a fair amount of money which is already gone. My impressions are that handheld sux, and the Moviebird is a great crane. I just like the thing. The bearings in the arm are so sweet that I marvel at the action on it every time I have to finesse an over-the-shoulder at forty feet .One handed. Overall, a tough show but possibly a good movie. Or a s&*%ty one. Hard to tell. Now for a few weeks off before the next one.

  My heart breaks for those babies in Newtown tonight.Please keep their parents in your prayers.  Those of you who are parents, hug your children and keep them close. The wolf is always at the door.

  I got my .com domain back from the crazy lady. At some point in the coming days, you'll be able to use it. So at least there's that.

   Look out for each other. There are some evil bastards walking the streets.

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1 comment:

Azurgrip said...

Funny you should mention MovieBird. A local rental house has taken over the city's inventory of 'Birds and had a little show and tell day this week. They also brought in Peter Adamiec the brains behind the MovieBird. It's been years since I've used a MovieBird, but they seemed to have addressed any issues I had. They've added stop dampening to the brain and they also are just rolling out the "wireless pickle" hand controller. Plus their next "big thing" is a 60fter. I asked Peter to be able to have a handle bolted to the nose.

I'm looking forward to trying these out now.