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#1 F Bulgarelli

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:54 PM

Hello,

Is there any rigs out there that allow you to place the camera and head inside the back seat and passenger seat of a car so you don't have to go hand held?

I suppose a high hat on a few apple boxes and strapped might do the trick, any other suggestions?

Thanks for your help,

Francisco
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:03 PM

Depending on the car but maybe a high hat and a sand bag.
I once just put a sand bag on the bed of a truck for a "driving shot" and of course was holding the camera.
Also there are suction cup mounts which you could rig depending on the camera.. like onto the back window then a knuckle and a cartellini holding the camera's handle (if it's a small HD camera like an HVX or the like). Talk with your grips they know magic rigging mojo.
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#3 Gus Sacks

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:33 PM

Yeah, I've done the few apples and a high hat with some straps. Also, saw on Sex and the City: The Movie, they took out the back seat of the sedan and then were able to really spread out.
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:21 AM

hi
here is a rig i used on a film i just finished
i made a spider from speed rail and 150 mm bowl
rig is adjustable in height and legs are movable
to fit in the space

cheers
ian
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#5 ian dart

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:23 AM

sorry something happened to my photo
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#6 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:09 AM

Strap a bazooka into the back seat. Put an offset on, put the head and camera on. Ready to go. Fast , easy, very very stable.
You should find pictures on my website

http://www.thegripwo...om/rigging.html


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#7 Valerie Taylor

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:15 PM

Hi Francisco,

Check this out:

http://www.msegrip.c...armountpg1.html

This an alternative way to mount it if you don't want to go the suction cup route. It's a camera mounting plate attached to some pipe that's held by two of the matthews cardellini clamps that are in turn fastened on via mini grip heads to the headrests of the car.
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#8 guy micheletti

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:41 PM

Hi Francisco i'm a key in south africa. the one way i do it is to take out the back seat, both bottom and back rest if possible. if not then just bottom. then i rig a 4' slider to two cubes strap down ,you now have the option of sitting under the slider and creating a move left and right or just locking it off. i use the dragon grips slider.
the other option is to run a strap under the camera base though the doors strap tight till you feel the tension is right. you still have the option to pan and tilt
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