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#1 Matt Graff

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 02:01 PM

I had one of my guys ask for a "front Box" for christmas and I have no idea what it is, let me know so I can go " OOOHHHHH!, that thing"
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#2 Nathan Milford

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 02:15 PM

I had one of my guys ask for a "front Box" for christmas and I have no idea what it is, let me know so I can go " OOOHHHHH!, that thing"


It's a box (typically wooden) that attaches to the front of a tripod (not a DV4) that holds AC items (like a slate or tape). You should be able to find them on StudioDepot.com or FilmTools.com

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:22 PM

I had one of my guys ask for a "front Box" for christmas and I have no idea what it is, let me know so I can go " OOOHHHHH!, that thing"




Or if you ask any Camera Operator or DP they will fondly call it the "In the way box" as it always seems to be in the way when they want to tilt down.
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#4 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:04 PM

It's a box (typically wooden) that attaches to the front of a tripod (not a DV4) that holds AC items (like a slate or tape). You should be able to find them on StudioDepot.com or FilmTools.com

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this one is especially nice, I think ! And it's got a Spectra light meter in it ! Not a Sekonic, lol !
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#5 Drew Hoffman

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 03:19 AM

Front boxes are quite nice (at least from an AC point of view) but they're also pretty expensive. I've often been tempted to try and build one myself.
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#6 Chris Keth

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 09:33 AM

Front boxes are quite nice (at least from an AC point of view) but they're also pretty expensive. I've often been tempted to try and build one myself.


It's a very easy thing to build yourself. The bracket for mounting is one of the few things in the filmmaking world that is standardized. You can get them at filmtools and probably studio depot, too.
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