Television studio pedestal dollies for film work
Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:45 AM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:36 AM
I have a couple of old television studio pedestals that a got a while back.
I haven't used them with 35mm gear but many moons ago underneath large RCA color cameras - TK43's. One caveat is they're designed to operate on a dead flat, smooth studio floor, they get real unwieldly on anything else. Otherwise they're pretty nice to use with their ability to steer or crab, etc. I bet one would make an awesome foundation for a big jib setup.
Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:45 AM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 09:24 AM
I have a couple of old television studio pedestals that a got a while back. They have very heavy duty heads, can dolly, and are counterbalanced to raise and lower the camera (crane up and down a foot or two). They move pretty smoothly and are very quiet. I was thinking about using them for some of my interior shots we planned to do in the studio. Has anyone ever tried using these things in a 35mm production?
I have used in past for a feature film a studio pedestal in interiors ofsmall house that we couldn't use a dolly.
I used it with my 2c camera in a non sync shooting the results where excellend. If they can crane smooth you will save alot of money. I used it with out controls with wide or normal lenses. Just use a video assist and a lcd monitor for the camera man.
Posted 30 November 2006 - 03:31 PM
Posted 01 December 2006 - 01:12 AM
I've got the Kinor 35H so a video tap is gonna be a pain to get but I'm determined to have one fabricated before pricipal photography begins, so we'll see what I can come up with. I do have the long viewfinder if that would help.
You stand quite far back when operating a pedestal - there's no way to keep an eye to an eyepiece, hence why you operate with a video monitor at the back of the camera.
Posted 01 December 2006 - 11:05 PM