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Schmidt Chooses OConnor for "The Mechanic"


By: Ali Ahmadi | February 14, 2011


OConnor, a Vitec Group brand, announces that cinematographer Eric Schmidt chose the OConnor 2575 to support The Mechanic, directed by Simon West. This high-tech action feature about an elite assassin (Jason Statham) out to avenge his mentor's murder, was shot on film at location in Detroit, Shreveport, Washington DC and at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

"Whether I'm shooting commercials, music videos or features, the OConnor Ultimate Fluid Head is always my support of choice," says Schmidt. "When I first saw the script, I knew that the OConnor would be crucial to capturing the high-octane action sequences quickly and easily, allowing us to pack as much punch in our limited shooting schedule as possible.



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