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Brad Grimmett

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  1. Saturday evening after Cinegear a bunch of operators will be getting together at Fat Dog on Fairfax. It's a bar/restaurant. I've set up a happy hour deal on booze that starts when we get there. Just tell the bartender you're with me and you get the discount. The food is very good, and so are the drinks. Please spread the word. Everyone is welcome to join. I hope to see everybody there.
  2. I called the number I used to have for them and it's not working. Anyone have a new number for them? If not, is there another good receller in town? Thanks.
  3. I have two 7" PRO plates and one 12" PRO plate for sale. They are all brand new and have never been used. $140 each for the 7" $180 for the 12" Email me at bradgrimmett(at)sbcglobal.net Thanks, Brad
  4. Master Series Leather Vest for sale. I added back straps, but other than that the vest is original and in good shape. Make an offer. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152440197833068&set=a.10152440197778068.1073741829.766783067&type=1&theater PM or email @ bradgrimmett(at)sbcglobal.net Brad
  5. I found this website which seems legit: http://www.dutycalculator.com/ It says steadicam has an import duty rate of 2.5%. Does this sound accurate to anyone who's done this before? Brad
  6. Anyone know what the import tax into the US is? I'm considering buying some used gear from someone in the UK and would like to know what to expect to pay. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Brad
  7. My master series arm is squeaking pretty badly after shooting in heavy rain the other night. I need some recommendations to get rid of the squeak. Is ACF50 the way to go, or something else? Should I have it serviced? Thoughts? Thanks.
  8. Thanks for the info guys. In a surprise last minute twist the decision was made to shoot with Alexas, so I won't have to deal with this quite yet. If anyone else has anything to add, please do. I'm sure I'll need the info eventually and it will probably be helpful to others as well.
  9. Hey guys, I have a pilot coming up with an F65 and since I've never flown one I thought I would ask for any tips and advice anyone has regarding the camera, for steadicam, handheld and conventional operating. Can you use onboard batteries? What power and run/stop cables do I need? Thanks in advance for any tips. Brad Grimmett
  10. What's the solution to this problem Jerry?
  11. I hear a lot of people are including their downconverter as part of their package now too. Makes no sense to me to buy gear and then give it away for free, but once it's a precedent they all expect it.
  12. I may have a job with an Epic and anamorphic lenses this week and I've never flown the Epic before. Anyone flown it with anamorphics yet? Any advice? I think it's a Panavision package, but I'm not 100% yet. Is there a cage? Is there a Preston run/stop? Thanks.
  13. No, I haven't tried anyone yet, but those are two good places to start. Thanks Alec.
  14. I broke my modulus antenna recently and I'm not sure where to get a new one. Anyone know who sells them? I'm in LA but will order it from wherever I need to. Thanks.
  15. Thanks for the tips guys. It was the psf setting that was causing the problem. Very odd. Good to know for the future.
  16. I'm on a show in NC at the moment and today was the first steadicam day. We have Alexas. When I built the rig I almost instantly noticed some breakup in the image in my monitor. It was strange and unlike any breakup I've ever seen before. It was strobing and then there was massive delay at one point, and most of the time it was at the bottom third of the frame. I have an AJA on this show and have never seen anything like this before. On top of the problems with my monitor, they were getting complete static, if anything, from my Modulus. We of course switched every single cable and couldn't get rid of the problem. My 1st and I are assuming it's the AJA, but it's hard to be sure. We've ordered another one but I'm hoping maybe someone has some experience with this specific issue. The owner/operator who rented us the gear says there is something called PSF or SPF that is a setting in the camera that maybe needs to be changed. I don't have a clue what that is and neither do either of the 1st's. By the way, we're out in the middle of nowhere, so the chance that it's interference seems to be low. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks.
  17. I do pretty much the exact same workout Mike! Well, I guess it's a bit/completely different...mine is more beer and scotch/whiskey based. Baldwin put me onto it. Works great! All the running, jumping and lifting can't be good for you!
  18. I've heard that a lot before, but I've also heard it's only if you're doing steadicam, and I've also heard it's not federal law. I've heard all of these things from people without law degrees, like me, so it's hard to consider any of it solid fact. Didn't you deal with this at some point Eric? Maybe you're the person to ask...
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