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#1 Chad Mayer

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:33 AM

Has anyone done much handheld with an Arri 35 BL? I'm looking to build a shoulder pad to ease up the "flat-plate-on-shoulder-via-towel" method currently used.
I'd appreciate any pictures (links) or descriptions of shoulder gear out there intended for this that works well.
Thanks!
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#2 Tom Jensen

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 12:27 PM

It's very front heavy. Tom Richmond showed me a trick that works great. First, use a thousand foot mag, then take a bungee chord and put one end around the top handle and run the bungee chord along the back of the mag, then hook the other end to your belt or a climbing harness. It takes a little experimenting to get the right length bungee but it works great. The bungee slips occasionly so be careful. You just need a small shoulder pad and you can use the standard issue Arri grips. Most hand held BL set ups don't deal with the front heavy issues.

Edited by Tom Jensen, 18 May 2009 - 12:27 PM.

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