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#1 Josh Fritts

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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.

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#2 Bruce Taylor

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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.
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#3 JD Hartman

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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.
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#4 Josh Fritts

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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.

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#5 JD Hartman

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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.
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#6 Frank Glencairn

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:19 PM

Haque also got some nice and affordable ones: http://www.b-hague.c...cuum_mounts.htm
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#7 Jonathan Bowerbank

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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.
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#8 Jason Meadows

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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.
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#9 Salil Sundresh

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 07:00 AM

Check out filmtools' 3/8" rigging hardware

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