Jump to content


Photo

Car mounts for Canon 7D


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 Josh Fritts

Josh Fritts
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, CA

Posted 15 July 2010 - 01:29 PM

I have a shoot coming up that requires me to mount a 7D to a car for various shots. We will be doing some hood mount shots, but most of the shots will be from wheel level looking back to emphasize the tires (see pic). I have used the bigger Modern hood mounts, hostess trays and rigging kits before on other shoots that I have done, but I need something more low profile and indiscreet.

Also, if anyone can recommend where to rent such a thing in Los Angeles, that would be great.

Attached Images

  • trie-shots.jpg

  • 0

#2 Bruce Taylor

Bruce Taylor
  • Sustaining Members
  • 482 posts
  • Other
  • Los Angeles

Posted 15 July 2010 - 03:49 PM

Don't know if this will help, but Filmtools had a demo of a car mount system for DSLRs at Cinegear this year. It looked very versatile and inexpensive. Perhaps they could steer you toward a rental facility if purchase is not possible.
  • 0

#3 JD Hartman

JD Hartman
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1690 posts
  • Gaffer
  • Edison, N.J. U.S.A.

Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:18 AM

Something like this: http://www.filmtools...lation-kit.html Interesting how it uses the camera's shoe as an additional mounting point.
  • 0

#4 Josh Fritts

Josh Fritts
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, CA

Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:04 AM

Something like this: http://www.filmtools...lation-kit.html Interesting how it uses the camera's shoe as an additional mounting point.



That would work pretty good.

Thanks Guys
  • 0

#5 JD Hartman

JD Hartman
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1690 posts
  • Gaffer
  • Edison, N.J. U.S.A.

Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:18 PM

Clever little kit actually. Everything except for the grip heads and the shoe mount, are off the shelf, common hardware items.
  • 0

#6 Frank Glencairn

Frank Glencairn
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 138 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Germany

Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:19 PM

Haque also got some nice and affordable ones: http://www.b-hague.c...cuum_mounts.htm
  • 0

#7 Jonathan Bowerbank

Jonathan Bowerbank
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2815 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • San Francisco, CA

Posted 17 July 2010 - 03:30 AM

That kit from Filmtools is just fine, or you could just rent suction cups at $5 a piece, a few gobo heads and arms and a baby pin with 1/4 20 male thread on one end. Does the trick.
  • 0

#8 Jason Meadows

Jason Meadows

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Other

Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:56 PM

Something like this: http://www.filmtools...lation-kit.html Interesting how it uses the camera's shoe as an additional mounting point.


I used that kit with a Canon 7D on my last shoot. Easy and quick to set up, and the mount was rigid and reliable.
  • 0

#9 Salil Sundresh

Salil Sundresh
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 98 posts
  • 2nd Assistant Camera
  • Los Angeles, CA

Posted 02 October 2010 - 07:00 AM

Check out filmtools' 3/8" rigging hardware

http://www.filmtools...rip-format.html
  • 0


Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

The Slider

Metropolis Post

Ritter Battery

Tai Audio

Visual Products

Aerial Filmworks

Abel Cine

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Paralinx LLC

CineTape

Technodolly

Opal

FJS International, LLC

rebotnix Technologies

Wooden Camera

Willys Widgets

Rig Wheels Passport

CineLab

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Glidecam

Willys Widgets

Tai Audio

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Visual Products

CineTape

Abel Cine

Ritter Battery

The Slider

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Paralinx LLC

Wooden Camera

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

FJS International, LLC

Glidecam

Opal

CineLab

Rig Wheels Passport

Metropolis Post

rebotnix Technologies

Technodolly

Aerial Filmworks