truth be told, i am simply amazed at the level of commitment that people will go around carrying ladders. Come on, ladders!?
I have seen one man with videocam frustrate the ladderers some time back at another event.
This man had his video cam on a monopod. He turns it on and lifts it up with his monpod for the "eye-level" view just like the ladderers, and view it off his variangle 3" LCD pointed towards him. I don't know if he actually realise it, but he moves/waves his contraption infront of the ladderers and I can see they were quite pissed.
Maybe we should emulate him and use our extra monopds more creatively like mounting our extra flashes (slaved modes) for that extra reach. For liveview cameras, we can trigger it remotely while it pitched on top of those monpods of ours?
CS says, "We can't help you ignore yourself."