Hail Caesar! -playing with the old gear (5 replies)
Roger I was wondering if it was fun for you and the crew to bring out some of the old grip and lighting gear for scenes like this in Hail Caesar!
It was interesting to see how little some of the lighting units had actually changed. For many scenes, especially where lamps were high on a green bed, we were using standard 10K fresnel lamps. We reconditioned a range of Scoop lights, as these looked distinct from what you see on a set today, and a variety of smaller Fresnel lamps.
There is quite a bit of grip and camera gear at 'History for Hire', a Hollywood rental company which even has an Arriflex and a Panavision film camera in its catalog! History already! Their cranes were quite unwieldy 'beasts' so we had qualified extras to man them.
Here are the pics I meant to attach before.
To attach a picture, you need to not be directly under the comment but go to the bigger reply box at the bottom. An oddity of the software!
Thanks James! Got there in the end. Really interesting looking at the old TV cameras and control booth Roger mentioned at History For Hire»
This reminds me of a DVD-recording I made of a live opera about Marilyn Monroe. The first act was set in the Fox Studio's with lots of old camera's. lights, and props.