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Checking in on Junior. Haven been on in a while...

Post by ToolFanFromWayBack » Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:55 pm

Where you able to pick up enough TV work to keep you busy? Plus just saying howdy...

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Post by junior » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:20 pm

ToolFanFromWayBack wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:55 pm
Where you able to pick up enough TV work to keep you busy? Plus just saying howdy...
I was doing 11 hours a day on a show ("The Masked Singer") nearly every day for the past 6 weeks, and just didn't have much downtime, so haven't been very active here. Plus, there hasn't been much to talk about.
I was working on the "2nd Unit" shooting all of the non-performance content (another crew does the performances). We shot all of the clue packages and everything else that isn't part of the performances: show openings, footage of the "Men in Black" polishing the costumes backstage, promos, interviews, some green-screen stuff, and mostly sets with virtual scenery behind the characters on a 20' tall 4000x1600 curved LED video screen. If you've seen any of the "making of" videos for "The Mandalorian", it was kinda like that, but on a much smaller scale. Much, much smaller, but similar process.

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Post by Spoonman » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:27 pm

This TV show is very, very succesful in Germany.

Wish you all the best, man!

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Post by junior » Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:39 am

Spoonman wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:27 pm
This TV show is very, very succesful in Germany.

Wish you all the best, man!
It does quite well in the US, as well. I think there are localized versions in a number of countries, but it started in South Korea.

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Post by tys0n » Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:57 am

It must be nice to work on a something that actually celebrates great music compared to your day job with Tool.
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Post by ms2r » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:07 am

We have it in the Netherlands as well.

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Post by bob » Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:02 am

the curved screen they use in The Mandalorian is awesome. ''the volume'' they call it. do lights for that show! :)

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Post by junior » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:54 pm

tys0n wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:57 am
It must be nice to work on a something that actually celebrates great music compared to your day job with Tool.
Yeah. There are some scorchers on that show. There's no singing on the stage I work on, though, so we're spared of it.

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Post by junior » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:03 pm

bob wrote:
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the curved screen they use in The Mandalorian is awesome. ''the volume'' they call it. do lights for that show! :)
Yeah, it is. It's way more technologically advanced than what we are doing at this show. I think it has bi-directional communication with the cameras and changes perspective on the fly. Looks pretty cool, anyway. I know a few people who've worked on it.

The touring industry and the TV industry have very little overlap of personnel. There are some who do both, but it's kinda rare. And they both have very separate ladders to climb. 30+ years of experience in touring doesn't mean much to most TV folks, so I'm not connected to gigs like that one.

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Post by rinkwhopper » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:56 am

A guy I went to college with does work on that show. He's a motion designer, and it has something to do with "simulation backgrounds"... it's all Greek to me.

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Post by ToolFanFromWayBack » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:23 pm

That is good to read, Junior. Did they film in the states? I have read that a few shows (Name that Tune is one I can think of ) actually went to Australia so they could film with crowds.

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Post by junior » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:07 pm

ToolFanFromWayBack wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:23 pm
That is good to read, Junior. Did they film in the states? I have read that a few shows (Name that Tune is one I can think of ) actually went to Australia so they could film with crowds.
It was done in Hollywood. I think they might be re-using audience shots from a previous season. I never went over to the performance soundstage, so I can't confirm that, but I think it mentions it in the credits somewhere.

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Post by junior » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:10 pm

rinkwhopper wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:56 am
A guy I went to college with does work on that show. He's a motion designer, and it has something to do with "simulation backgrounds"... it's all Greek to me.
It's pretty impressive tech. I'm sure someday it'll be as "quaint" as every new technology eventually becomes, but for now it's pretty cool.

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Post by junior » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:11 pm

ms2r wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:07 am
We have it in the Netherlands as well.
Not surprised. I think there are at least a dozen local versions.

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Post by Bobby Bottleservice » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:27 am

Happy Birthday Junior!!! You are getting a shout out on the Toolband site.

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Post by nxrm » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:33 am

Bobby Bottleservice wrote:
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Happy Birthday Junior!!! You are getting a shout out on the Toolband site.
Hear, hear! Happy Birthday Junior, and all the best to you!
So Long, and Thanks for All the Tool.

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Post by Spoonman » Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:27 am

Happy birthday, man!

Hope we'll be able to see your magic live soon again! :)

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Post by junior » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:07 am

Bobby Bottleservice wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:27 am
Happy Birthday Junior!!! You are getting a shout out on the Toolband site.
nxrm wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:33 am

Hear, hear! Happy Birthday Junior, and all the best to you!
Spoonman wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:27 am
Happy birthday, man!

Hope we'll be able to see your magic live soon again! :)
Thanks

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Post by tys0n » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:34 pm

It must be pretty annoying being born on 4/20 when you're in the music biz.
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Post by junior » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:13 pm

tys0n wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:34 pm
It must be pretty annoying being born on 4/20 when you're in the music biz.
It is.
At least I share the day with Carina.
And Hellboy.
And Hitler.

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Post by Whowatchesthewampas » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:51 pm

Happy birthday Junior!!
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Post by Bobby Bottleservice » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:55 pm

junior wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:13 pm
tys0n wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:34 pm
It must be pretty annoying being born on 4/20 when you're in the music biz.
It is.
At least I share the day with Carina. - happy birthday to Carina! (she will probably never see this) (Beautiful woman and excellent singer)
And Hellboy. - Happy birthday to you Hellboy!!
And Hitler. Happy birthday to Hitler/Trump! - Just kidding Hellboy, I couldn't help it. No politics here! Just a joke!

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Post by nxrm » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:15 pm

junior wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:13 pm
tys0n wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:34 pm
It must be pretty annoying being born on 4/20 when you're in the music biz.
It is.
At least I share the day with Carina.
And Hellboy.
And Hitler.
:D :D :shock:
So Long, and Thanks for All the Tool.

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Post by bob » Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:20 am

Juniors allergic to weed too or something like that, remember ? what a BURN that is. bad pun! :o

happy birthday dude! thanks for sharing your stories with us!

and its Hellboys b day too ? heavy birthdays,,Where it all happens! Thanks for this place HB, Happy birthday!

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Post by junior » Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:42 am

bob wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:20 am
Juniors allergic to weed too or something like that, remember ? what a BURN that is. bad pun! :o

happy birthday dude! thanks for sharing your stories with us!

and its Hellboys b day too ? heavy birthdays,,Where it all happens! Thanks for this place HB, Happy birthday!
His was like a week ago, or whatever it works out to in the Australian time-zone shift, but still the 20th.

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