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#1 Wilkin Chau

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:47 PM

I'm looking to see how other people rig the camera hood mount and side mount. Well, mainly the hood mount and wondering how people orient the 4 ratchet straps any differently (since the side mount is fairly simple with just one strap going vertical). I'm also not looking for the suction cup mounts. Never used those before but they scare me.

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#2 robert duke

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 05:26 PM

It can all depend on the vehicle you are mounting to. Typically I like to strap pulling out and down crossing the straps. you really have to be careful with the turn of the tires and avoid the strap crossing the open wheel area.

I cant find any photos small enough to load up. PM me and I will send you some shots of mounts.
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#3 Matt Butler

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:28 PM

Check out www.crewpix.com and scroll to: Stunts, FX, Gear and Cool Rigs.

Lots of photos of various vehicle rigs.

(Disclaimer - My *RADIAL RIG* is listed on the site)
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#4 David Erlichman

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 08:58 PM

Next time you're at William F White's - go to the Camera Car dept and talk to Kerry. He'll be happy to show you with the rigs they have on hand.
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#5 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 02:14 AM

Check out www.crewpix.com and scroll to: Stunts, FX, Gear and Cool Rigs.

Lots of photos of various vehicle rigs.

(Disclaimer - My *RADIAL RIG* is listed on the site)



That's a cool site. Here's a picture from there that might help. A lot of the pictures are of real high end gear but
this might be attainable for a lower budgeted production.

It probably has to be where it is for whatever desired shot but does the closeness to the
front of the hood concern anybody? Would any of you grips do it differently?

Matt, I looked but didn't see your RADIAL RIG.




Caption on site: Key Grip Sean McBride admires the cutest little hoodmount ever!

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#6 Matt Butler

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 05:43 AM

Hi Tim,

The Radial Rig pix are on page 1, in about the 5th row of photos down the page listed under *STUNTS,FX, GEAR + COOL RIGS*

It's a motion-controlled hi-speed repeatable boom arm that is mounted in the centre of the respective vehicle and can rotate continually around the car as it drives.

It is a bit of overkill for a locked off windscreen set up, but it would get the shot!

Edited by Matt Butler, 22 February 2008 - 05:46 AM.

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#7 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:06 PM

Hi Tim,

The Radial Rig pix are on page 1, in about the 5th row of photos down the page listed under *STUNTS,FX, GEAR + COOL RIGS*

It's a motion-controlled hi-speed repeatable boom arm that is mounted in the centre of the respective vehicle and can rotate continually around the car as it drives.

It is a bit of overkill for a locked off windscreen set up, but it would get the shot!



That thing is amazing! I did see it but I must have missed the name because I was looking at the
picture. That is wicked cool. How are you involved with that?
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#8 Matt Butler

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 03:26 AM

I have a background in motion-control and timelapse work. A few years back a TVC director asked me how to shoot a circular timelapse move around a moving vehicle. One thing led to another and I presented a technical paper with test footage dealing with the Radial Rig Mk 3 at a SMPTE conference held in Sydney in 2005. The Mk 3 was fine for slow driving speeds and timelapse work, but you know how directors are - they always want more!

So back to the drawing board and the result was the Mk 4 with a more powerful motor drive system, preset adjustable boom length and camera height, as pictured on the crewpix site
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When it gets up to speed it is capable of a 6 second 360 degree continual move around a moving vehicle (STAND WELL CLEAR!) as well extreme slow speeds for time lapse work. (The Mark 1 and 2 versions were great learning exercises...... learning what not to do.)

I am fortunate to work with professional colleagues who assisted in the design and fabrication.
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#9 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:14 PM

These probably aren't the best pictures for you, but maybe they'll help.
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#10 Wilkin Chau

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 09:09 PM

Thanks Dave.

I went Friday to check out the tow dolly, Side and Hood mounts with Kerry.
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#11 Bob Hayes

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 01:43 AM

Well there are a couple of ways to skin a cat.
Here is an example of the big trailer meathed.

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#12 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 01:49 AM

Matt, I bet that rig is responsible for some of those how did they do that? shots I see in really
high end car commercials. Sounds like fun work.

Brad: I went through the rest of those pictures too. Big stunts!

Bob: I'm torn. I want the trailer but I'd take the car too.
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#13 James Brown

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 09:00 AM

Well there are a couple of ways to skin a cat.


Hey Bob,

Are they 6k pars or something smaller? What style of grid are you wearing up top?
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#14 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 01:50 AM

And more importantly, how'd you power them? :unsure:
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#15 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:11 AM

And more importantly, how'd you power them? :unsure:

Generally, the insert car that is towing the trailer has a genny built onto it. Don't know how you'd do it otherwise.
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#16 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:45 AM

More of the same fun:
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#17 Bob Hayes

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:44 AM

I believe the lighting was 1 4 K Par and 2 x 2.5 K Pars. I?ve placed an 8x8 Highlight over the talent. There is an 8 x 8 solid over the windows to kill reflections. And there is a generator on the Camera Car. Sometimes I will shoot this kind of stuff with a stake bed, 5500 crystal sync generator, but that really limits me to two 1.2 HMI pars.
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#18 Wilkin Chau

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 12:31 PM

Here's one photo of the rig. I'm going to post another one.


There's also a video on facebook of the rig. The first AC Jonathan took the video of it. I don't know how to post it but you can look up my name (Wilkin Chau).
It's from the POV of the Tow Dolly looking at the car.

Again special thanks goes out to Kerry, Billy, Ian and Raphael.

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