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#1 Bryce Fortner

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 09:46 PM

Hello All,

I'll be shooting a short film in a couple weeks that takes place entirely on a bicycle. Production has built a platform that both the bike and the camera will be mounted to (we'll be shooting on the RED). We did a test and the platform is a little shaky. They are working on stabilizing the rig, but I was wondering if any of you knew of a tripod head that would act as an additional stabilizer to help with this... I've read a little bit about the Gyro Stabilizer and CCI's anti-vibration head, but don't know anyone that has experience with either of these. Steadicam is an option for us, but I was hoping to save the money and see if there was an easier alternative. Anybody have any thoughts?

Thanks!
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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:08 AM

I think the Mako Head might be right up your alley. I haven't used it myself though.
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#3 Bryce Fortner

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:50 PM

Thanks, Brad. I just stumbled onto that one this afternoon... seems to be exactly what I need... thanks for the tip.

I think the Mako Head might be right up your alley. I haven't used it myself though.


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#4 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 04:23 AM

Thanks, Brad. I just stumbled onto that one this afternoon... seems to be exactly what I need... thanks for the tip.

Very good. If you end up using it please post about your experience. I'd like to hear how well it worked.
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