Friday, August 14, 2020

Clearance Sale

 I've decided to remove myself from the film production game. The entire "Jack of All Trades, Master of  None" is getting too onerous to continue. I will instead concentrate on all aspects of Post Production. 

To that end, all production gear needs to be liquidated. I don't want or need it and someone out there would get more value out of it than my just storing it forever! Over the years, I've purchased a helluva lot of gear. I've listed what's available here with original (or current)239 and my sale prices. If you're interested, email me at: rwk <at> lafilm.net for further details. Make me an offer, I'll entertain any and all serious offers. In addition, if you want to buy the entire kit and kaboodle in one fell swoop, I'm all ears! Estimated over $20,000.00 new... Asking for $9,000.00 for everything listed here... including some extras not listed!

Item

Price New

Price Sale

Panasonic GH5S

1800.00

1200.00

Panasonic XLR Audio Adapter

397.00

200.00

Lumix Vario 12-35mm Zoom Lens

997.00

500.00

Lumix Vario G 35-100mm Zoom Lens

1097.00

500.00

Tilta Nucleus Nano

229.00

150.00

Smallrig GH5 Cage and Helmet

197.00

100.00

SmallRig Handles & Rods



2 - Tentacle Sync E modules


Metabones EF to MFT Speedbooster

399.00


500.00

200.00


350.00

Tilta18 Matte Box

99.00

50.00

IndiPro Tools GH5 V-mount sled

150.00

100.00

SmallRig Quick Release mount



Manfrotto tripod

600.00

300.00

Manfrotto monopod

239.00

150.00

SmallHD DP4 monitor



Meike Cine Lens Kit (12, 16, 25, 35, 50mm) 25mm f2.0 & Case

1750.00

1200.00

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K 7” monitor w/ Smallrig cage

1100.00

600.00

Zoom F4 recorder & bag

600.00

300.00

Sennheiser ME-66 shotgun & dead cat

320.00

200.00

Sennheiser ME-67 shotgun, 

299.00

200.00

Rode Blimp, Dead Cat

400.00

200.00

Audix hypercardioid mic & Ball Gag

500.00

300.00

Carbon Fiber boom pole internal cable

250.00

100.00

2 - Aputure 120D w/ softboxes

1300.00

700.00

Aputure 120D Fresnel adapter

120.00

50.00

Aputure large softbox

150.00

90.00

Litepanels Caliber fresnel 3-light kit

1000.00

600.00

7 - Kupo light stands

525.00

250.00

3 - C-stands w/ 40” boom arm

450.00

250.00

3 - Ikan 508 LED light panels

600.00

250.00

Bag of various grip clamps, gaff tape, blackwrap, etc.



Kessler Crane - Pocket Jib

500.00

250.00

Kessler Crane - Stealth Dolly (39.5”) w/ hard case

820.00

500.00

Kessler Crane - Second Shooter MOCO kit w/ hard case

1500.00

900.00

Libec tripod w/ Manfrotto Head for slider.



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

New Edit Rig

Whether you come from www.lafilm.net or www.zyxxy.com, you've arrived here! Cool, ain't it?
OK, for the newly resurrected Zyxxy Digital Media, I'm building a new editing rig! The old one still works, but will be rehoused in another case and allowed to mellow out in another part of the facility!

That machine, code named "Imperium", rocks a venerable i7-5930K CPU, GTX 980Ti GPU, 64GB of RAM all on an ASUS X99 Deluxe mobo. System drive is a Crucial 500GB SSD, Export drive is actually two Crucial 500GB SSDs set up in a RAID 0, and the internal Video drive is a self built monster of four (4) Crucial 500GB SSDs, in RAID 0, controlled by a PCI SATA controller.

For those who are concerned about the usage of RAID 0 for the video files, I back them up nightly to a network location and, in reality, only store current jobs there! So, no harm, no foul!

Though this machine can somewhat handle multiple streams of 4K footage, with dropped frames!, it is still getting long in the tooth and I decided I needed something a bit faster, more reliable, and capable of future proofing me for at least another 3 years! So... this is what I've come up with for the new machine, code named "Novenary":

Using the wonderful resource of PC Part Picker -
  • CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 DESIGNARE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard 
  • Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
  • Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
  • Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
  • Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card
  • Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
The current plan is to reuse the old case from "Imperium", a Corsair Air 540, as well as the current 2 - 4K monitors, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals. The remaining guts from "Imperium" will be transferred into another, older machine, code named "Aragorn". And, finally, "Aragorn"'s guts will be... transferred to a piece of plywood and mounted on a wall with a wireless keyboard and wall mounted monitor for fun! You'll just have to wait to see how that turns out!

More posting to come!

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Majority of Social Media SUCKS!

     As the title plainly states, it is my opinion that the majority of all social media sites, apps, and whatnot simply suck! They promote nothing but self-centered promoters promoting their latest promotions! Social Media in this first fifth of the 21st century is very selfish!

     That's the "Me" generation for ya!

     That being said, I still would like to participate, but in a way that provides useful or eat least entertaining content for anyone who comes across my blog! That being said, my interests lie in computers, independent filmmaking, educational tools, and education itself. I know that there are a lot of blogs, YouTube channels, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds on all of these subjects already, though a lot of them merely post for the views and to "get paid".

     I'm not interested in that. I want to be able to connect with like minded people who are interested in good content, not on how many views their Instagram pic of lunch received. So, now that I've written a few words for no one to see... What are y'alls thoughts? Wanna talk or communicate? Good! Let's do so!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Hello World

<html>
     <head>
          <title>
               Hello World
          </title>
     </head>
     <body>
          <h1>Hello World</h1>
     </body>
</html>

Hello World! What do I want to say? I don't quite have a feel for it yet, so stay tuned for more when I find out!