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Old June 17th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #16
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Find a fabric store. they should have a selection of faux fur. I bought some about 3 inches long and trimmed as needed. I fitted it around the foam cover I have for my lavs and threw a couple of stitches in it. Of course because it's so small, I also managed to get my fingers a few times but no major blood draw.
Like I said, not as good as store bought but they did the job. Had enough to make a few 100.
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Old June 18th, 2011, 08:00 AM   #17
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any fur you can find (don't touch the cat) will help if you can't buy the real thing - it makes a world of difference. I recall someone saying they had a similar situation and just did an ADR on the vows!
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 07:30 PM   #18
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So Johannes...
How did the shoot go...
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 08:27 PM   #19
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Hi Ray

His shoot is this Saturday I believe!! not last Saturday... I'm watching the weather here carefully and holding thumss !! Looks like we will have plenty rain on Friday night but it just might clear up by Saturday lunchtime...if that happens, Johannes is in the clear cos the wind should be calm!!

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Old June 22nd, 2011, 09:56 PM   #20
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Hey Ray. Yes, as Chris mentioned its this Saturday. Weather looks slightly promising, I hope its dead calm by the time the ceremony starts.

Unfortunately, I'd only have 15 minutes to prepare as the venue doesn't allow me to go in any earlier. And the bride had ask me to video her car arriving at the ground floor. There's gonna be a lot of adrenaline pumping on the day! Wish me luck :)
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 10:30 PM   #21
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Hi Chris..
Hope you reached a decision on the other issue we were talking about....

Sorry Johannes.. I thought it was last Saturday..well best of luck sounds as thou you will be earning your money and lets all know.

I have a wedding on the escarpment overlooking the south coast of NSW this saturday. If its fine and sunny then it be lovely...however if its windy which it is 50% of the time then i will have to use rock studs hammered into the rock just for the tripod.
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 11:40 PM   #22
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Hi Ray

Still playing with the 720P ideas but it is the way to go even if you can't distinguish between final DVD renders...(well I can't anyway) I'm free this weekend so I'll shoot some meaningful footage in both modes and do some test results....problem is that because the brides want SD DVD's most of what you achieve is killed by the time it's in DVD format!!

Johannes?? I'm also hoping for a dead calm at midday for you... the scenario at Bell Tower is to zip up in the lift to the 6th floor...set up the static cam and hopefully wire the groom for audio and go back to the ground floor and wait for the limo...!! Once the bride has arrived, you can safely film her coming right into the tower on the ground floor. Then grab the lift (on your own!!) and tell her you will send it back down for her..that will give you enough of a breather before she arrives....typically brides don't go to floor 6 but floor 5 and then make a grand entrance up just one flight of stairs....you will have lot's of time !!!

Let us know how everything pans out????

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Old June 23rd, 2011, 12:34 AM   #23
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Thanks Chris! Yes I heard they will be waiting in the stair between 6th and the 5th. I think I'll ditch my glidecam for this ceremony as it seems like a small place to work around with anyway. I also hope the shades are consistent so that I dont have to constantly adjust my aperture.

I'm mentally ready. Fingers crossed, we'll see what happens in two days! :)
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Old June 24th, 2011, 10:18 PM   #24
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Wedding day not over yet but I'm excited to tell that weather was excellent! Sun wasn't overpowerig, almost no wind at all, only light rain before wedding.. It was fabulous!!

And to top that, we bumped into Julia Gillard (The prime minister) just minutes before the ceremony! Not that I voted for her, but hey, talk about lucky day! :D
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Old June 24th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #25
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Johannes, I'm waiting for the rest of your message which goes on "... and when I framed up the Prime Minister she recorded just the most wonderful message of good wishes to the happy couple."

On the other hand, if your luck's like mine, the camera was still in its bag!

You must have had the good wishes of at least a dozen video people from here with you on this shoot, all hoping for good weather. Who now doubts the power of prayer!
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Old June 25th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #26
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I was thinking of you at mid-day today and when we had slightly overcast skies and virtually no wind at all I realised that maybe everyone holding thumbs DID work!!!

It always nice to see us guys get a break now and again!! Great the weather held Johannes!!!!

Enjoy the rest of the wedding

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Old July 4th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #27
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Just had the chance to reply today. I almost immediately left the country next day after the wedding.

I thank everyone's well wishes and support. It was a great relief for everyone including the B&G of course. It was raining as the bride stepped out of the car. But it immediately stopped as she about to walk the isle. How wonderful! and the rest of the day was amazing, we had a great time at location shoot too.

I'll post the highlight in the next few days to share this visually :) Thanks again gents :)
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Old July 19th, 2011, 11:08 PM   #28
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Hey guys, i've posted the highlight of the wedding day in the other thread Henson + Suki highlight.. trying to capture the story by simplifying shooting style

Thanks again for the wishes! Works like wonder!!
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