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Old March 24th, 2013, 03:53 PM   #61
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I love shooting concerts. especially from the mosh pit. It is cool to turn the camera on the crowd and watch them go crazy. Unfortunately, EVERY time, some idiot is always flipping the bird and ruining the shot so it is not usable. And in a viewfinder with all the waving hands you can't see it until later or the Director is yelling in your headset to give him something he can use. Yes, I-mag at some concerts is supposed to be family friendly, or for broadcast advertising. I have never seen the idiot with the finger get his 60 seconds of fame.

Once just for fun when I knew my camera was safe, I zoomed up Alice Coopers nose while he was leaning over me from the edge of the stage. It was disgusting. I knew the TD well or I would not have done that, when they started yelling, "CAMERA 4 PULL OUT, PULL OUT!!!", I was laughing so hard I could hardly recompose a shot. Headset humor makes this job fun sometimes.
I shoot concerts pretty much exclusively, but I usually only have one other operator. But when there is a budget, I'll have handheld down in the pit. Once, when I was shooting Los Lobos, I assigned my beautiful blonde niece that position. Nothing like a hot blonde in the pit to get the musicians to play to the camera.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 06:02 PM   #62
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If people could hear what's on the headset the would either commit us or put us in jail. I live for headset humor especially really early in the AM when I haven't had enough caffine! ;-)
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Old March 24th, 2013, 06:56 PM   #63
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If people could hear what's on the headset the would either commit us or put us in jail. I live for headset humor especially really early in the AM when I haven't had enough caffine! ;-)
I just had to share this classic bit of headset humor.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 07:59 PM   #64
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Man I had forgotten about that line. Classic. One of the best lines ever to come out of Hollywood! PLUS the delivery was great! Deadpan! Love it. Gotta remember it!
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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #65
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Now that made laugh!!!

No one likes the guy that flips the bird.....the girls that flash the camera...a different story...at NASCAR concerts it happens a lot.

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