Texan living abroad in the Pacific Northwest.
With many 1st pulling remotely, often buried behind a monitor, 2nd need to do more duties than before. After long handheld takes with heavy cameras, you just want to hand it off without looking, knowing the AC is there to relieve you you can rest for the next take...well, with AC's pulling by monitor instead of marks (which has become more prevalent lately, it's not alway "wrong", sometimes you have to)...and there is no relief in site...so 2nds need to be flexible to do some of the duties of the first.
Yeah, totally. Every shoot has minor differences...so a generic checklist will miss too much of it. Or...it would be so long, encompassing every single thing, that it wouldn't be useful. I have to do a custom list for just about every shoot except a talking head interview, in which case everything is (usually) already in a bag ready to go.
I like how the video show "lenses", oh, okay, check! Wait. you forgot the 17-50 b/c you saw the case of primes and the checklist just said, "lenses". This sort of checklist is a super simplistic way to prep and is more or less worthless and will get you into more trouble than if you didn't have any sort of checklist at all.
"Power." Check. (V-mount/AB/9-volts, LP-E6, chargers for all, AC?)
Also...what's up with the greater than 180° shutter? It makes it look like "video". It kills me. I can't stand the scene with all the little flames/candles or whatever.
Still not 4-perf 35mm motion picture film sized...why?
Exactly...the interesting thing here, is that because it's a triptych, since it folds out...it's exactly precisely three thirds...following the rule of thirds! You have three groupings of people, each completely balanced and weighted. This is actually a perfect example of the rule of thirds.
Even if the technology was 100% flawless...say the evolution of the technology became "perfect"...you would still have to carry it. It will never be the right tool for many many day to day common uses of the steadicam. Steadicam puts the weight in your legs (like a backpack--I'm not talking about a day pack, but a backpacker's backpack). Your legs can carry around 40-70lbs no problems...but half that weight handheld strains your arms and back too much. Steadicam will never die because of this, despite some people misguidedly wanting it in favor of another technology with its own problems and flaws.