Director of Photography, Commercial Video, Stills
Award winning director, director of photography and still photographer currently based in Indianapolis, IN.
So what you're saying is that films that use the best of current technology mixed with some art department creativity isn't good enough - filmmakers should just travel to the future and make sure to get advanced technology to feature in their sci-fi films. This is the most nit-picky, worthless shit I've seen. Let's take these films completely out of context and make fun of their technology. If you don't think this happens on a recurring basis, you are deluding yourself. What will people of 2050 think of sci-fi films today? As always this could be summed up in one sentence: It's the story that counts.
blanks, squibs and pyrotechnics. blank rounds fired through real guns (modified to just fire blanks), squibs are small pyrotechnics placed on actors to simulate gunshots (often packed with fake blood) and then pyrotechnics placed on the ground, where the director wants them, with some dirt or fuller's earth on top to give the dust cloud.
Thanks for the substance. Really, I'm glad you took a few minutes to copy the press release and and your affiliate links for us.
And did you go clean up your mess? Leave places better than you found them if you want them to stay open and accessible.
My thoughts too, although Jimmy Chin using a DSLR (among other things) isn't surprising at all. That's some brutal work and the people that do it are about 1000% more burly than the rest of us.
For the new folks out there - don't forget that a different plug =/= different circuit. Especially if you are in a residence. Sometimes the circuits run really, really weird. I had an apartment once that had the entry hall, half of one bathroom, half of one bedroom, one socket in the kitchen and one in the living room all on one circuit. I'm assuming the contractor was drunk when they designed that one...
Also, 30 amp circuits do exist in many office/industrial settings (and some homes) they typically (!) look like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/Bymwl.jpg but always check the actual breaker to be sure.