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09 Nov

Tvacoms’ David Thies talks with Sony CineAlta Magazine about using their cameras on different shoots.

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Turn to page 81 to read Davids account of the last 5 years using Sony Products including the Sony Z7U, FS700, FS7, F5 and the F55.

 

 

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09 Nov

Tvacoms’ David Thies tapped to Direct series of Chevy commercials.

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Tvacoms’ David Thies had the opportunity recently to direct 14 spots for Chevy Small Cars campaign online. SpikeDDB, Helo and Jeff Tremaines’ Gorilla Flicks produced the spots. Tvacom handled the rentals for all the gear. Here are a few of the finished spots below.

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06 Oct

Funny or Die Undercover parking Ticket Agent

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Due to fiscal budget issues the city of Los Angeles creates a new task force and sends meter maids undercover to collect on unpaid parking tickets. It’s up to them to save the city from the brink of disaster… www.funnyordie.com

Written, produced, directed by Dave Thies | Tvacom. Starring Gary Owen & Vern Troyer

 

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22 Jul

Hexacopter Sample

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First day out with tvacom’s new hexacopter and the beach…good times. I am really excited for this new piece of gear!

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11 Apr

Underwater Red Epic Shoot – Shark Rays Newport Aquarium

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Another amazing underwater experience with the Newport Aquarium and the largest collection of shark rays in the world.

 

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02 Oct

Richard Hammond’s Crash Course Season 2 Trailer

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Tvacom is pleased to be involved in season 2 of Crash Course with Richard Hammond. Show has updated its format where Richard now works different jobs that don’t pertain to large equipment. Check out the trailer here to find out what he is up to for this season. . .This show is a blast to shoot and we were the first show to shoot with the new Sony FS700 and we once again provided all the gear down to the walkie talkies. It premieres this month on BBC America.

 

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15 Sep

Underwater RED EPIC Shoot for New Jersey Aquarium

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Tvacoms’ David Thies had the pleasure of working with Animal Instinct Advertising again. This time they created a great spot for the only Hammerhead Shark Display in the US. It required David to put the company RED EPIC in an underwater housing and jump in the Shark Exhibit all night after hours. Basically we shot shark after shark. They wanted a really fluid, dynamic commercial with all the different sharks in the tank. After about 5 hours and 3 different dives we felt like we had what was needed and Mark Crutcher edited this spot with perfection again. Always enjoy swimming with the fishes. . .

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15 Sep

Tvacom Shoots Richard Hammond’s Crash Course for BBC America

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Tvacom had a blast coming back again for Season 2 of Richard Hammond’s Crash Course for BBC America.  This year the show is helmed by Tod Mesirow who was a big early adopter of the Sony FS700 and was always ready to lead us with a great vision. Richard brought his witty British banter once again and we all learned a lot from working with him again. The guy was really enjoying twitterverse during his down time.

Richard Hammond ?@thehamsterscage “About to launch this to 40,000ft above the Mojave desert. You might want to stand well back; could be a big bang. http://pic.twitter.com/eM9k05tJ”

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15 Sep

Tvacom Now Renting Sony FS700 ENG Camera Rig

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Tvacom is first to hit the street with these new FS700 cameras. We met with Sony and they were able to get us two cameras three weeks before they were available to shoot Season 2 of Richard Hammond’s Crash Course on BBC America Premiering October 22. Demands of the shoot required SD Wireless Video transmitters, wireless audio, audio receiver, and electronic EVF, all on comfortable shoulder rig to shoot 12 hours a day.  The Tvacom crew, Ryan VanAusdall, Will Shipp, Cari Miller and Dave Thies refined the rig over the first few weeks of shooting.  In the end, a HDMI down converter, EVF, Wireless Video and Audio sends were powered with Anton Bauer style battery and distribution plate so that only two batteries were required.  One for camera and one for everything else.  This cut down on having to swap batteries throughout the day.  The Metabones Canon adapter was used with a 24-70 F2.8 Canon lens. This combination was found to be sharp and covered the majority of the range for this type of shoot.  We also used an 11-16 F2.8 and 70-200 F2.8 Canon lens when needed. This series took us from all ends of the US, from NYC to Texas to Hawaii and beyond.  The camera performed in all temps and climates. Included with every rental is the most needed part of the rig for fine tuning Iris on the fly, the ND Fader. Find Details Here.

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13 Sep

Tvacom Shoots Flip Men for Spike – Season Sneak Peek

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Tune in to Flip Men airing Sundays at 10/9c on SPIKE.

 

Watch More Flip Men Here:
http://www.spike.com/shows/flip-men/

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22 May

Tvacom shoots Spike tv’s Flipmen

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Tvacom is proud to be working with 25/7 Production on the Spike Tv series Flipmen. Here’s a shot of the season 2 crew chilling in Salt Lake City. EP is Rob Fox. Tvacom is providing majority of the gear for this season besides Panasonic hdx900 cameras…

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06 Nov

Zooey Deschanel on Red Band Trailer

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Tvacom and crew shoots another episode of Red Band Trailer. Diablo gets the scoop on Elf. These shoots don’t feel like work. So much fun.

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06 Nov

Joel McHale on Red Band Trailer

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Tvacom and crew shoot another episode of Red Band Trailer. This time with Joel McHale. Diablo Cody asks all the tough questions…

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