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Mark Kenfield

Member Since 18 Apr 2007
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One Breath Around The World

17 February 2019 - 03:33 AM

I know that the Oscar for best live-action short is back to receiving its due recognition now, but I think the academy can save itself the time on this one particular category, and just award it to this already:



Goddamn...


Aluminium C-stand column?

09 February 2019 - 10:01 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to track down a lightweight (preferably aluminium) c-stand column (ideally a 30" or 40") with a standard Junior pin base, to use to extend the reach of an Avenger A4050CS Boom Stand.

A steel column would be too heavy for my tastes. So I'm wondering if anyone knows of any lighter options?

Cheers,

Mark


Tripod dollies with pneumatic tyres?

22 January 2019 - 09:42 PM

Hey guys and girls,

I'm looking for something fairly specific here. A heavy duty tripod dolly, compatible with Miller HD sticks, but with larger pneumatic tyres that will work outdoors and in a range of environments.

I want it to be able to function like a normal tripod dolly, but I'd also like to be able to pair it with my little Ronin-S gimbal. Mounting the gimbal on top of the tripod head to stabilise quick and nasty dolly moves that I make with the dolly in whatever random environment I encounter.

I've been getting remarkably usable results from simply mounting the Ronin-S (or sometimes a Ronin 2) on my Inovativ cart, and pushing that around. It's a nice, cheap and easy path to get (surprisingly often) usable dolly shots, when I don't have a dolly grip or proper crew around me. 

However, pushing a large camera cart around is not a particularly nimble process. And having to pull most of the gear off the cart to do so, is equally painful. So I'd like to give it a try with a tripod dolly - which will give me some degree of height adjustability, and a considerably more elegant rig to push around.

Miller make their 480 Studio Dolly, which is well made (as it should be for the price!) but it just has regular caster wheels on it, which are no good off a perfect studio floor.

Does anyone know of some good pneumatic options that would be compatible with the Miller sticks?

Or any good alternatives for achieving the same sort of thing?

I'm really just looking for something with a reasonably wide wheel base, beefy pneumatic tyres (with brakes),  and the ability to adjust the height at which I mount the gimbal.

Cheers,

Mark


 


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