Nashville info

Anyone tell me about Nashville, cost of living expenses for one person, one bedroom apt ?
I'm not applying to a news job, but production job.
Also, what salary range is good, I've got over 10 years experience, they offer full benefits....

Never been busier

Wow. There is so much work flying around I can hardly keep my calendar straight.

The phone wont stop ringing (yes--a good problem). I'm booked with a job requiring travel every week for the next 6 weeks. Have some corporate shoots in there and am doing prep work on a phase 2 of 3 for a marketing client. Other bids are accepted and on hold waiting for an opening. I literally just declined a gig while typing this. Not enough days in the week.

I really hope business is good out there for everyone.

Tripod shipping

So I am looking to fly back east in about a month with my camera and tripod and am looking for shipping options. In the past I have used nail pack cases but I would prefer not to buy one for 450 or so for what is a 1 time trip at the moment.

1) what other shipping/ flight options are there for a tripod, in this case think hotpod.

2) what are the better airlines for avoiding fees or claiming media rate these days. Idealy it would be camera and laptop as carry on and clothing plus tripod checked but I really don't want to get into paying Americans baggage fees if they can be avoided/ mitigated.

The troubles we’ve seen


Jimmy Pergola, Irving Smith, Ted Rickman and Mervyn Freeman with his San Francisco colleagues covering various incidents of civil unrest on US soil in the 1930s. All suited up in body armor and/or gas masks to protect themselves from both the public and the police. Neither side had no qualms in firing off a few bullets and tear gas towards the press in an effort to silence their cameras bearing witness to the troubles before them.

Eight decades later, little has changed when it comes to the rights of the press in practice with encounters with law enforcement.


No fly zone over Ferguson, MO

Seems they don't want helicopters or possibly other flying cameras over the police activity in Ferguson, MO...“to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.”

“It’s just for a no fly zone because we have multiple helicopters maneuvering in the area and we were having some problems with news aircrafts flying around there,” the dispatcher, who would only identify himself by his first name, Chris

Others feel it's also in place to keep drones from being used as well.

Cold shoe adapter for Anton Bauer Ultralight?

Just wondering if any of you have an idea where to buy a particular cold shoe adapter. What I need to do is mount some Anton Bauer Ultralights to some smaller cameras that don't have 1/4" holes for the light's attachment screw to go into. The cameras only have a cold shoe. I'm looking for something that has a "male" cold shoe mount that slides into the "female" cold shoe on the camera mount but also has a 1/4" hole to accept the Anton Bauer's attachment screw.

I've poked around the web but have only been able to find cold shoe adapters with male 1/4" screws.

Many thanks for the help.

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