The Digital Cinema Training Gear Guide for 2007, DCT-GG07 is an interesting set of DVDs that takes you behind the scenes of the manufacturers who produce the best cinema gear available. The overview provides great insight not only into the world of how cinema gear is designed but how it works. And, since it is done by the people who "know", it is to be considered a primary source of information.
Items are not only demonstrated but valuable production tips are included as well. During this presentation, manufacturers announce products for 2007 before they hit the market.
This addition to the Gear Guide family enhances your understanding of difficult concepts in gear management. Added are Pedestals, to inform the student of the advantages of working with pedestals (Cartoni) over tripods in certain situations. Also added is a complete section on batteries and the intricate differences between each chemical composition (NiMH, NiCD, and LiION).
Also included are: Zoom controllers (Bebob), extensive matteboxes section (Chrosziel), Body-mounted non-steadicam types of camera supports (Pag Orbitor), Jibs and their axes (Cartoni), Underwater bags (Ewa-Marine), On-Camera lighting in tungsten and HMI, and Articulating arms (nnoga).
Total running time for this training product is 8 hours.