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Old August 11th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #1
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XL2 35mm film camera!!!

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Old August 12th, 2006, 11:11 PM   #2
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Justin,

I'm going to head down to my reseller tomorrow and tell them there was something wrong with the XL2 in my box when I got it...

...with any luck I'll be the proud new owner of the XL2 Panaflex

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Old August 13th, 2006, 02:47 PM   #3
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I'm using one these on my current movie right now, and it is indeed a slightly different animal than the Canon...! I think there was some sort of scuffle between Panavision and Canon over the name, but I forgot what the outcome was.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 01:02 PM   #4
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Ah sorry, I spoke too soon--we are actually using the original XL body on current feature, not the XL2, although our body has some extra goodies on it (call it an XL1.5?), as our first assistant Baird Steptoe has the kind of relationship with Panavision where he gets the best and latest gear (worked great on our Genesis show earlier this summer).

Here's a pic of us doing an exotic flavor of handheld shot, where after running up to the gurney I needed to get the lens higher than I could on the shoulder. I enlisted our key grip to help hoist the camera up with me midshot and take some of the weight (about 40 lbs) while we tracked the patient into the ambulance in closeup, on a 35mm lens. It worked out better than I thought it might--have never done a 2-man handheld shot!
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Old August 19th, 2006, 01:05 PM   #5
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Justin,

I'm going to head down to my reseller tomorrow and tell them there was something wrong with the XL2 in my box when I got it...

...with any luck I'll be the proud new owner of the XL2 Panaflex

; )
Interesting you say that, you cant own Panavision cameras they own there entire inventory.
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Interesting you say that, you cant own Panavision cameras they own there entire inventory.
Yeah, don't you have to do some sort of course/license to call yourself a Panavision operator ? I know some of the grips I've worked with have ???
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Old August 19th, 2006, 07:29 PM   #7
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Yeah, don't you have to do some sort of course/license to call yourself a Panavision operator ? I know some of the grips I've worked with have ???
Perhaps a Panavision UK thing--no such requirement over here. It's just a camera system after all, nothing mythological.

(p.s. we all know Dennis was making a joke, right?)
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