Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Day 14

The camera took a header today on Clonehunter. I'm not exactly sure what happened. It probably was a result of the wonky way this big battery acts as an intermediary between the camera and the tripod. And the fact that I obviously hadn't locked the tilt well enough. Fell about 5 feet onto a carpeted (whew!) floor.

Luckily it only smashed the UV lens cover (which is why we put those on, right?) and ripped apart the connector which goes from the battery to the camera. Now I can't re-attach the battery until I use my volt ohm meter to make sure the polarity is correct and my meter is in Metuchen so I can't do it until at least tomorrow. Maybe not 'till Friday.

Here's Maduka before the camera went down.

David Lee as Raglan prepares to kill Vincent Marano as Gulliver.

Angela Funk as Rachel and Ben Thomas as Cain.

Man, we got to feed the crew better...



Chance Shirley said...

Ouch. Sorry to hear about the camera drop.

I've been lucky to never have dropped the Aaton. Though the magazines have taken a couple of spills...

Andrew Bellware said...

Yeah, it was traumatic. Makes me want a heavier head. Heck, I want a Worral head. Geared.
Of course, that one thing would be more expensive than my entire camera kit.
A closer look at the UV filter showed that it really took one for the team. There's a huge dent in it. It even saved the threads on my 85mm lens. Whew.