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Old May 15th, 2003, 02:49 PM   #16
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Didn't you notice that moment of stunned silence, that hushed sense of awe that came over the board, before the rattle of the keyboards picked up again? You might consider that a rough equivalent.

I do love with everybody's high tech equipment that the dolly is sitting on the old stand-by, an apple box. Or a pancake or pancake apple box.

Excuse me, I think I will revert to stunned silence once again.
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Old May 15th, 2003, 03:06 PM   #17
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"Anything more to add?"

Yeah, here are the three most frequently asked questions on any production:

"Where's the coffee?"
"What's for lunch?"
"When do we wrap?"

If you're the guy (or gal) who can answer all these questions, you are well on your way to becoming a producer. At least a first AD.

If it was easy, they'd get a relative to do it.
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Old May 15th, 2003, 03:29 PM   #18
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I'm just amazed that anyone can read so much from such a bad picture.

And who's that bird in the grey dress? :-)
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Old May 15th, 2003, 03:42 PM   #19
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Old May 15th, 2003, 04:39 PM   #20
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It's too hard to tell what is the real deal from the still, but I'm sure that rock has a nice flat top, or maybe it's an optical illusion and the wheel is jacked up on pancakes that are hidden behind the rock. Either way, I'm sure it was a completely solid setup even if it looks funny. You CAN see that the stack of pancakes under the right front wheel are wedged into position and level.

Feature grips have every trick in the book up their sleeves, from super high tech down to amazingly low tech. If a floor squeaks when someone walks on it or the dolly rides over it, chances are they'll be hammering a couple of nails into it before you know it; no more squeaks!
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Old May 15th, 2003, 06:33 PM   #21
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<<<-- Originally posted by Rick Spilman : And what would you suggest?

Most Hollywood execs have probably never heard of the "Iliad". -->>>

(sheepishly kicking ground)
I was going to suggest The Iliad... :(
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Old May 20th, 2003, 01:00 PM   #22
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I had to laugh on that nail thing, Charles. Thanks for that!

Oh and ofcourse you could answer as well, Wayne. I just
added the word "Charles?" as a little "teaser". Thanks for
replying all.

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Old May 31st, 2003, 04:39 AM   #23
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<<<-- Originally posted by Rick Spilman : Keith, the bit with the horse happens during the Iliad. The Odyssey is the story of Ulysess travels on his way home to Ithica after the fall of Troy. -->>>


Obviously, you've never read the Iliad. (The Classic Comix version, maybe, but not Homer's epic.) The poem ends with Hector's funeral. Achilleus's death, the Wooden Horse, and the destruction of Troy happen later, after the Iliad and before the Odyssey. The Iliad is not a "history of the Trojan War," but the specific story of Achilleus's rebellion against the Attic leaders, and his eventual embracing of his destiny.

And, by the way, the Odyssey is the story of Odysseus's travels. I don't know who this "Ulysess" guy is...I think James Joyce wrote a book about him once, though.

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Old June 5th, 2003, 12:24 AM   #24
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I thought Ulysses was the Roman name for Odysseus? Just wondering...

As for the production information I found your explanation valuable, Wayne. Perhaps we should do something like this on a regular basis, post a production still and have you or Charles tell us what's going on in it. Very insightful for those of us who've never been anywhere near a production, call it the "What's going on in this production" thread.
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