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#1 Brandon Adams

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 06:09 PM

I'm shooting some product shots for a spec with soda bottles. Does anyone know where I can get some kind of motorized spinning table? Or how I could rig one? I know its not really lighting, but I wasn't sure where else to ask the question.
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#2 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 08:18 PM

Special Effects Unltd. in LA rents turn-tables.

I know Inovision rents a motion control turn table as well.


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Posted 04 March 2006 - 09:22 AM

I use one that is made from aluminum wheel with concentric marks ( 1 ft diameter) and I made an ajustment to use Jimmy Jib servo motors with the jib main controls, very easy to make and affordable.
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#4 Dickson Sorensen

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 12:29 PM

I'm shooting some product shots for a spec with soda bottles. Does anyone know where I can get some kind of motorized spinning table? Or how I could rig one? I know its not really lighting, but I wasn't sure where else to ask the question.


In a pinch I've used a tripod head as turntable. Borrow or rent a gear head like an old Mitchell or Worrell and turn it by hand.

Edited by Dickson Sorensen, 04 March 2006 - 12:30 PM.

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#5 timHealy

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 01:00 AM

Not sure where you're located but Arf in Hoboken NJ has a nice computer controled system for their product shots. Might be worth a call. I believe they rent out the stage while they have down days.

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#6 Sebastian Matthias

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 03:31 AM

The easiest device to use is a turntable for records, if you are only doing packshots! combined with a dimmer you can even control its speed, or just use a helping hand to turn the table. that allows you to stop at the exact position if you need to. you also should bring a wooden plate with a drilled hole in the middle,to put on the pin where you normally would put the record. some turntables that you can rent at rental houses are actually converted record turntables!

why make it hard when you can make it easy :D


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