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Pete D

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  • Birthday 04/14/1990

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    Est. 2010
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  1. The article is definitely just a party game but if you take a look at the detailed report on the actual website a lot of it is pretty accurate: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-4014.00 One of my favorites was under the abilities section: Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  2. https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-pull-handles/=18uqi1x McMaster has a bunch of options if you're comfortable wading through their catalog. Check out the Aluminum or Steel cut-to-length handles for a custom fit
  3. Agreed, the black and natural wood look really good. If you've got the time to post more pictures I'd be interested in checking it out.
  4. Looks cool. What's the make/model? Do the sides of the bag open up so you can get to the card slot an whatnot?
  5. Pete D

    Schoeps MiniCMIT

    From Rycote's Instagram: Looks interesting but doesn't seem to leave much room for wind protection. I feel like even a foam windscreen would have to be a pretty exact size to fit, nevermind trying to use that with a softie.
  6. Pete D

    Schoeps MiniCMIT

    Yes! I've definitely wished for this while booming some tricky Steadicam shots in tight spaces
  7. +1 To being wary about building your bag too far out in front of your body. For that reason I'm a big fan of the side pouches on the stingray bags. As far as strapping it to my body goes, I use a Ktek harness. I wear the bag low enough that my hips can take a good amount of the weight, like when one wears a heavy camping backpack. I also keep the bag strapped very tight to my body so my bag and I move as a single unit instead the bag slopping around.
  8. Seems like a good step forward. Though as someone who lives in New Jersey but works in NYC, I'm curious how this bit is going to play out:
  9. Good to know about the saddle bags, I hadn't seen those before. Have you augmented your bag in any way besides the saddle bags (like adding a raised shelf/work surface)? Or are you mostly using it as a run around bag in place of a duffle/backpack/pelican?
  10. Not sure if this is news to anyone but me, but apparently Zuca now makes an "All Terrain" version of their bag. Seems like it could be interesting for some mini/super mobile sound cart setups. Plus it's got cup holders http://www.zuca.com/control/product/~category_id=10210/~s_category_id=10211/~st_category_id=10266/~product_id=12132;jsessionid=3DCA60B3890A7A5F6905FEA741CEDD6E.jvm1#dontmove
  11. Very excited to see what Angry Face Watercooler will be debuting this year
  12. Don't forget your silver oven mitts either. Those boom poles get toasty in the hot desert sun
  13. The essential things a boom op needs are definitely more intangible than just "here's what you need to buy or rent". A zen attitude is definitely paramount. Not only to just do the job but to make sure your stress levels stay at a healthy amount. If you're there grinding your teeth and pulling your hair out for 12 hours a day, you'll burn out pretty fast. Even though it's a quite a few years old at this point, I still think The Art of Zen-Boom is a great read for new boom ops. As far as physical items to have goes, comfortable shoes are a must. Wear black. If you start showing up in reflections or distracting the actors with your cool new day-glo orange band tee people are gonna start making your job hard or impossible pretty quickly.
  14. Check out 8020.net, that's what was used to build those carts. 8020 is made in the US but there's a German (I think) company that makes basically the same thing which would probably be more cost-effective shipping wise. Can't remember the name though so hopefully someone else can chime in.
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