Brooklyn based AC
Companies didn't, this article isn't reflective of my experiences. I've been forturnate enough to work semi-regularly during 2020 and now. Almost every single set since August has had a CCO (Covid Compliance Officer), who's usually just there checking temps in the morning and chastising anyone not following protocol. On smaller crews they've been in an Office role, but it's rarely someone from a medical profession and usually either a PC or PM that shifted over or an out of work department head, but a lot of PA's are doing it because it's a cheap certification and atleast 2x the pay. I've found contrary to the article that Media Lawyers have been really crazy with restrictions. I had 2 negative tests and got pulled from set immediately due to 1 symptom being on both of them... I agree that CCO's are not prepared and don't know what they're doing, but this is all new for our generation, and unless they require medical professionals to do it it's gonna be haphazard somewhat.
I agree. The hard truth is that Film & TV operates in the arena of "dream jobs", and inherently you are massively benefitted by your priveledges in this field more than others. If the Industry cared about equity and not just PR, they would ban productions from using unpaid labor and offer a living wage to PAs. They won't though, because there's an large group of wealthy kids willing to work for free.
I agree with you, but it's also important to remember that the cost in making it 16-bit is probably far higher from an R&D standpoint and implementation standpoint. It reminds me a bit of the Alexa LF being just 2 ALEV sensors stitched together. Probably cost ARRI far less than if they were to get the tech to go 18 bit. I'm not an engineer, but I imagine that the cost of the hardware needed would've put BMD into a different consumer market that they didn't think they would win in. If you have to pay $15K for it, but it has 16bit, why wouldn't you get a Red at that point? They know that their color is seen as inferior to most of their competition. It's a useless product for me, but it makes sense if they can't make a 16 bit for cheap.
Really bummed to see that this sponsored post from November 11th, has a Completion requirement of October 31.
After doing a 20hr day then getting to my next gig with 1hr to spare and doing another 13hrs, I realized that the money for my labor didn't mean shit compared to the quality of life I was losing. I would gladly take 1/3 rate cut to work an 8 hr and tag out with someone else and go home to my family.
Is Atlanta drying up or getting expensive? I thought for sure it would be #1