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  1. Ask Pete Verrando if it can be converted. He does 416's and Schoeps.
  2. Do you mean sections 1 and 5? I spoke with the IRS about the new form. I was told that as long as sections 1 and 5 are complete, the form is complete. Use section 4 for additional withholdings (and confusion).
  3. I talked to an IRS representative, my accountant (who is still researching), and finally entertainment partners. Entertainment partners was the most helpful. Here’s what I know. Disclaimer, check with your CPA, your individual tax situation will be different than mine. If step 1 and step 5 are complete, the form is complete. Step(s) 2,3,4 are optional. Amounts entered in Steps 3 and 4 are ANNUALIZED. Here’s a few examples. Federal withholdings only : On a single DAY job with a day rate of $700. If you only fill out step 1 and step 5, they will take out $100.53. That’s about 14%. If you ALSO fill out in step 3 “other dependents”, and as an example use 4 dependents entering $2000 on line 3, they would take out $92 in federal tax, about 13%. Another example is on $4000 a WEEK, as if you were working on a movie. If you only fill out step 1 and step 5, they will take out $618. About 15%. If you claim 3 dependence entering $2000 on line 3, they would take out $579. About 14 1/2%. I still want to know how to manipulate the W4 so I can have less taken out, but I haven’t figured that out yet. It has to come from the accountant. Remember, your mileage may vary, but know if you fill out Only Step 1 and 5, you will be good.
  4. Since it's omni directional, I think I would prefer to "lay it" on the front of the bag. Looks cool.
  5. The IRS is pumping out a new form W4 and it looks complicated AF for us freelancers who have multiple employers + 1099 income. No more "# of dependents". It looks like it was created with a single employer in mind. Looks like it wants your annual income to judge how much Federal Tax should be withheld. Anyone received any "legal" advice? https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/faqs-on-the-2020-form-w-4?fbclid=IwAR0uFZcsCL2CLo6plR6bHlBJEjZkie-cVYAiVE3LWoyyYTqb3HkYtFJUhQ0
  6. I’m going to build a cable for audio in on the Arri Mini. It uses the R/A Lemo FHG.00.305.CLAD35Z. Max cable diameter is .38mm. 4 conductor with a shield. What cable are you guys using? Spec on connector https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/LEMO/FHG00305CLAD35Z?qs=%2Fha2pyFadugrjZtBm4M%2Fgo0l1P4DdGKqAXLAi0gLSSk%2BwiGeYooWgrdgSFs5X7Vq
  7. Thanks John. The thread on the Comteks and having the Ring out of phase scared me. Cheers.
  8. I've built cables for years and suddenly find myself doubting this simple cable. I’m going to built a cable for scratch audio Comtek/R1a hop to camera - 3.5mm to male XLR. I might use Comtek, or R1a. A Tip Sleeve would be preferred over a Tip Ring Sleeve because of the Comtek, yea? 3.5mm Tip to XLR Pin 2 3.5mm Sleeve to XLR Pin 1 Float pin 3 or ground it? TIA
  9. Seen it a dozen times and it never gets old. GOAT
  10. Love watching the outstanding job that NFL Films sound brothers do capturing the sounds of training camp. Knock on wood...
  11. I've only seen them once on a movie I did Mid 90's. DP used as many as 6 at once for big exteriors. I remember each light had an electrician to adjust the arc as it burned and a grip to provide ladder and stability. Little smoke stack out the top. I'm sure there are others here that can provided better stories about their experiences. Carfbon Arc "technology" was also used for search lights and Film Projectors.
  12. What Jon said. Self taught. Interesting phrase. Think about it for a moment. Who would hire a know "self taught" anybody? Electrician, Plumber, Dentist, Teacher, Sound guy. Buy the most expensive gear there is and good luck.
  13. I did this recently and they seemed responsive. Maybe if more of us reach out, they will make one. I requested AA and 9V all chemistries.
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