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William Demeritt

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About William Demeritt

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  • Birthday 08/24/1980

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    Steadicam, technology, heavy metal, art, good food and beer.

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  1. William Demeritt

    Tracking your gear when traveling

    I ordered one of these for my son for his day-to-day movements between his mom's house, my house, and wherever else. They work really well, and thought maybe the community would be interested. https://www.jiobit.com/ Battery life seems to go for a day or two, and uses GPS and cellular connection to update the app with location. No need for Bluetooth connectivity like the Tiles. It's entirely wireless, really cool so far.
  2. William Demeritt

    DJI Ronin 2 Professional kit + 4 batteries

    Sorry, I should have updated; this is SOLD.
  3. William Demeritt

    Pro Complete Steadicam Kit

    Hey Michael, not sure if I'm having issues, but I don't see the pictures attached to your post.
  4. For anyone curious, I've already contacted Paul, contacted Richard at Anton Bauer, and I've arranged for all my batteries to get swapped for new Titon batteries. Really great to have such a solid ally in this ever changing battery market. Some of the knock off batteries I've bought recently still work, but the company seems to have disappeared. Thanks again Paul! Look forward to seeing you at CineGear!
  5. Amazing! You've got my business, I'll be in touch about trading up my 8 Dionic HC's!
  6. Sounds like a pretty killer deal, thanks for this Paul. May I ask, what if the batteries are in need of recell so badly that they're not currently functional? "Rejuve"
  7. William Demeritt

    BOLT 2000 FOR SALE

    I emailed you, interested!
  8. William Demeritt

    DJI Ronin 2 Professional kit + 4 batteries

    Price drop: $7,000. Hit me up here, or email: will AT wbd3 DOT com
  9. Never used on set, just played with it at home for a while. Still in pristine condition, and I'm selling it with 2 additional batteries (4 batteries total). I can take pictures if people need, but it's really the exact same contents as the DJI Ronin 2 Pro kit. Basically the same kit as here: https://store.dji.com/product/ronin-2-professional-combo?vid=31191 Comes with the case and all the gak you see. Asking $7,500, entertaining other offers. Located in LA, would prefer in person transaction but I can also ship domestically.
  10. William Demeritt

    Los Angeles Insurance

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  11. William Demeritt

    PRO Vest

    What size is the waist pad?
  12. Offering for sale an Angenieux Optimo DP Rouge 16-42 T2.8 as well as a 30-80 T2.8 for sale. I bought the 16-42 a little over a year ago from Mike Marriage, has served me well and rented a little on the side as well. Now ready to sell it and let it find a new home. The other lens came from Europe as well, but they're both here in Los Angeles, CA. Can discuss shipping and all that, can also give proof the lenses are in good shape, they live at SIM International right now. PM me here, or email: will AT wbd3 DOT com
  13. Anyone have a spare GPI PRO Monitor arm, the current style that GPI ships with the 2 telescoping rods? Thinking of selling? Hit me up. Thank you!
  14. William Demeritt

    High End Music Video non payment

    Contact the label, or have an attorney contact the music label. Inform them that you'll be sending a cease and decist letter to the label (a formal one) over non-payment of work for footage you shot. You're the primary copyright holder until paid, and until then, they're distributing content which does not belong to them. Inform them you'll be filing a copyright takedown notice to the platforms steaming the music video (YouTube, Facebook, VEVO, etc) and will be seeking to recover revenue made by the video's syndication, or they can pay you the fee you invoices the bankrupt production company. They'll pay you, and then they'll sue the bankrupt production company. But you'll be paid. Screw them.
  15. William Demeritt

    wireless teleprompter for steadicam

    For working in live TV, I have a 7 inch and 10 inch IPS monitor that I can put on the camera just above the lens.Your prompter op will probably come with only the equipment to send you a CVBS signal with the prompter lines OR send an SD-SDI signal. I did a job with Kristen Bell a few months ago, and was told about wearing a prompter in advance, and would be a long walk and talk. I used a wireless HD transmitter/receiver (IDX CW-3) and wore the RX while handing the TX to the prompter op. On my rig, I also wore a Decimator 2 to convert the SD-SDI signal to CVBS, and sent that signal into my prompter. Boom, wireless teleprompter. I had to do a similar thing a few years ago for a special show for FOX. Prompter ops generally don't have the equipment to send HD-SDI signals, just SD-SDI and CVBS. The prompter folks I had on the FOX gig were very nice, but not very technically knowledgeable about the signal coming from their system, and insisted they were sending an HD signal. After a couple frustrations, we got it working, but I basically had to get it running without their assistance, and you'll probably be in the same position. If you're trying to make it wireless, you'll either need a standard def transmitter for CVBS signals (CanaTrans, Modulus, Boxx Meridian) or a digital transmitter that handles HD or SD over SDI (Teradek, IDX Camwaves, Boxx Meridian, etc). If you don't have a wireless system to rent to your production, they can grab one from the rental house specifically for prompter signal.