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Old November 21st, 2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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Besides your videocam, tripod, lights and boom/mic...other equipment you own/use?

Just curious what else do you have in your film making inventory besides a videocam, tripod, some lights and a boom/mic?
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Old November 21st, 2007, 07:57 PM   #2
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35mm lens adapter! I use the RedRock M2. The difference is night & day when it comes to the quality of video you have for your "films"!
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Old November 21st, 2007, 09:19 PM   #3
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Reflectors, stands and foam core. I also have a "Cinesaddle" which is good if I have to do a lot of B-roll shots quickly, or a lot of low angle stuff.

I have a Cavision 4x4 Matte Box with some grad filters. I don't get to use it as much as I would like too, but it looks great when I do!
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Old November 21st, 2007, 10:07 PM   #4
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interesting question...each of us could probably

learn some tricks/tips from the responses.

While I don't think I qualify as a "film maker", my "kit" includes much of the aforementioned stuff, though not all of it (so I've already learned something from the other posts), as well as a monopod, wireless mic system, mixer, and a Zoom H4 for audio backup. Hoping the near future will bring an extra handle for my tripod head, and remote zoom/focus/iris control.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 04:03 AM   #5
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Zoom H4 is not a good solution for audio backup, because it goes out of sync with video every 30minutes or so, it has a different "speed" than video.
This problem has been acknowledged by ZOOM support and can be found somewhere in this forum.

For audio recording I'd suggest Fostex FR2LE.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 04:40 AM   #6
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Mixer (SD302), recorder (SD722), Stedicam Merlin, Manfrotto FigFig, mattebox + some filters (soft & grad), monopod, reflectors, wind protection for mics (Softies & Windjammers), Rain Slicker for cam, dedecated bags for audio, large SUV...
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 07:56 AM   #7
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 09:41 AM   #8
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Like Chris, beautiful girl assistant/photographer, Varizoom focus control, of course the wireless mics, a few audio adapters, and thats pretty much it. I try to keep it as light as possible, which isn't a very easy task.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 10:36 AM   #9
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Tape (both HDV and the sticky kind!)
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 11:06 AM   #10
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Slate, dolly, ProAm 12' Jib, 5" LCD monitor.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 10:43 PM   #11
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A pair of sony wireless mics, an omni-directional mic and xlr adapter kit (male to 1/4', male to mini-jack, male to male, etc). Wireless mics can be adapted to just about any situation.
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