Michael laughing when he said 3,600 euro's to rehouse my 1970 AE-1 lens was my favorite part.
I got this really cool app and it was actually free! It came with my birth. It's called "Fingrs" or "Fingers" (I forget the spelling) and what you do is you make two "L" shapes with your index and thumbs and then connect them together. Then, you "look through" the "Fingrs" and wah-lah, your frame. Works with any set of eyeballs.
I wish I could email it to my director or producer though... waiting for Fingrs 2.0 for that.
Pretty good... I did this with a styrofoam lid to a cooler, a broom pole, and a gopro: https://vimeo.com/32686517
no youre spot on ... I like how all these pros are giving all these great tips ... when rather its like "here something you can do but actually there is no theory behind it" ... its great to look at something a different way, like slowing down audio to make something new, but its going to sound like slow'd down audio.
I kind of already lost interest when he spent the first minute explaining where he put his lav.
Even for an amateur this video is off mark ... and potentially dangerous.
Gaff tape on a hot light is a pretty bad idea. Use C47s (clothespins) they are wood, they dont melt, and thats the proper tool. If an grip or electric ever saw you do that you'd be laughed off set.
When you put a mark for talent on the floor you do it with a T not an X this way they know which direction they face so they can "T off" to the mark.
The beauty of Gaff is that you can shape it without cutting it. It rips in straight lines, so if you are going to repair glasses or something small, then strip it properly.
Attaching things is great, but learn to fold a lip so its easy to take off after. Also, Gaff is pretty strong, it can rip paint off walls, you should mention that, or show how you can build a strap by placing two pieces sticky side against each other to create a handle or harness.
If you've lived on sets you've seen tricks way more impressive then these, hate to say ... I once saw a guy build a harness to hang rigging from. In the right hands Gaff can be magic.
Personally I dislike hoods... flare is something that you can avoid by moving a bit, or you can put your hand over your lens like you do with your eyes. And to use a hood to protect your camera from bumping into things seems silly, I think extending your lens two inches is going to cause it to bump into things more then keeping your hand over your glass when moving around.