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Kevin Sorensen

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  1. WTF! This came in email. Truly sad......

    APOLIGIES FOR EMAIL DUPLICATIONS!! Wanted to make sure everyone got a copy of this, we are now on the ground in Birmingham in pre-production on Unknown Caller (formerly Who Am I?), a contained action/thriller feature. We are looking for the following crew positions with the pay noted, let us know if you would like to help and send your resumes/experience:


    (Shooting 24x12 hour days Jan 7 to Feb 2, 2013, mostly nights, pre-production has started, would like to find local hires)


    Pending script breakdown, we are thinking 6 days, $150/day and also needing a stuntman and woman, paying $100/day.


    Looking for an intern or prior assistant scripty with some experience, no pay but offering a $75 per diem allowance. If job is well done a credit will be given on the film.


    Pay $100/day. Will be shooting primarily on Red Epic.


    Follow focus strengths a must, much hand-held camera, open lenses. Also a familiarity with Red Epic. Looking for someone with some experience/familiarity, maybe a second AC who would like to step up or quck reflex gamer who would like to learn. Unpaid position, but $75 per diem and credit on film as 1st AC if successful.


    We will be buying most of the props, but need to have someone build, fabricate, possibly buy some and wrangle props on set along with helping with design/dressing. $650 total for preproduction work and $150/day for shoot.

    PA to assist Props

    Unpaid position, Assistant Props credit if successful and stays on film for preproduction and production helping Props person.


    With construction capability, small wall set pieces to be constructed etc. $200 total for preproduction work and $100/day during principal. Ideally could drive truck and maybe even a stick shift.


    $100/day. Ideally could drive truck and maybe even a stick shift.


    Bleeding and minor burns makeup as well as traditional makeup/hair, $100/day.


    $100/day, we have equipment. VERY important department.


    Unpaid position but $75 per diem allowance for an intern who has had some experience with sound. If successful at job and stays for duration of filming, credit for Boom on the film.


    Two PA’s needed now, unpaid position but gas paid for errands run out of production office, credit on film after at least 12 days contribution to film. Third PA needed 10 days before shoot, and a fourth needed five days before shoot, and four needed during principal photography. Gas and film credit applies to all PA’s. PA with most time on the film will get Key PA credit.


    Must be able to setup Quickbooks or similar for handling production accounting. Reports needed daily on actual vs projected costs, cash flows, payroll of 1099 crew as well as W-2 cast, handling W-2 taxes, SAG accounting, wrangling receipts, managing credit cards and preparing final book for submission to auditor for film incentive credits. Senior student intern, unpaid position but $75 per diem allowance.

    Larry Olson, Partner

    The Forgery, DV3 Productions, LLC, AL Productions LLC

    1901 Blue Clay Road G-2

    Wilmington, NC 28405


    910-262-6226 mobile

    866-611-5703 fax

  2. I've seen "Lincoln" and enjoyed it at lot, wouldn't mind seeing it again. Getting the production sound on that does look like it was a daunting task.

    Another dialog-intensive major studio picture this year is "Clowd Atlas". I felt the production and post sound was a bit better

    and an equally if not more daunting task. And I wouldn't mind seeing it again either.

  3. I'm new to this bag cart concept. But I like the pictures and the ingenuity.

    Why not just get something like a Rock N Roller cart with a shelf. Load up the gear and go?

    Kevin, what did you use for you shelves and shelf supports?

    Where did you get them?

    The shelves are made from plastic peg board. the angle aluminum, from Home Depot or Lowes.

  4. I never did keep that kind of information on the booms. They were supplied by the particular studio lot you were working at, at the time.

    Many of them became dented, dinged, beat up and generally not maintained. At times to noisy to use and eventually the way they

    began to build sets more like practicals, they became unusable. Hence one had to become well versed with fish poles.

    We did carry one with us on the camera truck on some of the shows I worked on back in 80's.

  5. Phil,

    That is a # 2 arm. The articulating turret had not been invented yet, as this base ( #3 ) and arm are around 60 years old by now.

    Hopefully its been recycled.

    That is T powered Sennheiser 415, in an Electro Voice hanger ( shock mount ). The thing in-between the turret and

    hanger is from a Moviola ( for film editing ) its body is solid rubber and it helped reduce boom rumble.

  6. You can also use Stan which is better then Slime since you can run it without tubes and at low pressure if you need that. although it does take a bit of setup. Also remember Fix-A-Flat and Slime will slowly destroy a tube. regardless of sealants you use, tire rotation is a must. putting sealant in a tire and then not using it for months is a bad idea. It may be a better idea to run a tire liner to prevent punctures.

    Could you be more specific about " Stan " ? I am not familiar with this product. maybe show a picture, thanks.

  7. Yes Jeff, the one I used is different from the one you used. The plastic is ABS and easy to drill, no cracking issues.

    I have seen magliner type copies at home depot for around a $100 or so.

    The Rastorder cart is definitely a winner imho.

    All cart owners with pnenmatic tires will be rewarded with very few, if any flat tires, if they put this stuff in the inner tubes.


  8. Actually, both mine (the top one) and Kevin's (the bottom "yellow" one) use the same nylon (plastic?) lightweight hand truck. Both Kevin and I did some re-inforcing to the basic structure and constructed shelves out of plastic pegboard squares available at Home Depot.

    The re-inforcing I did, to the Milwalkee dolly, has made it quite rigid. Purchased from home depot, along with the 1/8 thick by 1 inch

    3 foot long aluminum bars. Then pop-riveted into place with 3/16 inch rivets.

    Handy hint: Put some green Slime in the tires, it helps keep them from losing air, due to sitting a long

    time or thorns.




  9. "We used a small XLR extension with an Sennheiser MKH 50."

    Can you tell me what kind of extension is used? Is it from Neutrik or did you make something yourself?

    Its basically an in-line on and off switch. Radio Shack has them. I had to fatten the body a bit by wrapping

    gaffers tape around it, at the top and bottom.

    I use it for getting the 50 into a zepplin also.

  10. Yes, the right wheel out always when standing on the platform. If you look carefully at the picture you will see a sand or two on the

    base's frame for added safety. Which I would do when using an off set arm, in addition to pulling out the other wheel.

    BTW, that is John jr. pushing dad :~)

  11. Indeed Malcolm, Laurence is speaking from a great deal of experience. I am extremely safety conscious when employing

    JL Fisher Booms on the set and hound the boom operators to always be mindful when moving, using or storing.

    I am a pain the neck for them sometimes, I'm sure, but I will not have one go down on my watch.

    I can assure you that there is nothing unsafe happening in that photo, just another day at the "office".

    I learned to operate them back in he very early 80's.


    Kevin Sorensen

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