This past week gave us our first chance to shoot with Epic-X #2404 "Robin Hood".
Just to make things interesting, the job involved flying our relatively untested camera to Los Angles and shooting a last minute promo for one of our favorite clients.
Fortunately, the camera found itself in the very capable hands of Camera Operator, Jason LaFargo and his 1st AC, Kristi Arnds. The camera performed very well throughout the day in direct sunlight, and at multiple high-speed frame rates and compression levels.
Jason and Kristi were as good as any NYC camera team I have ever worked with in the past twenty years. Their positive and energized attitude was infectious, and their precise camera operating was the Director/Client's main topic of discussion at the wrap dinner.
For the camera accessory geeks out there, the IDX ("Human Centipede" style) batteries are being used on a Viewfactor APU AB Battery Plate. However, that was only possible by utilizing a thin adapter plate provided by Clairmont Camera in LA. The bonehead PM (me) assumed that you Californians had heard of our modest East Coast battery company, Anton Bauer. :)
I truly look forward to my next shoot in LA ... and my next In and Out Burger "Animal Style".
From the G&E team ... to the coordinator ... to the PAs (Chuck, Doug, Travis, Claudia), I wouldn't have changed a single name on the call sheet if you paid me.