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#1 Alex Haspel

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:32 AM

hi everyone...

 

i am suprised that my account is still active, it has been years since i last posted here since my worklife shifted from DPing small corporate stuff to G&E'ing / Bestboying / Gaffing bigger stuff over the last couple of years....

 

Anyways, 2 of my buddies and i built some stuff over the years to make our worklives easier so i thought i might just share some of it.

 

 

First off, the Setscooter 3000....

As we are currently shooting a TV series that involves tons of urban on location shooting where the truck sometimes has to park a littler further away and as i am not getting any younger i bought a litte electric scooter and did some welding:

 

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and since we are currently shooting a cop series it also received a light and police paint:

 

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the setscooter can easily carry a m18, ballast some cables, and stands at once:

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at first even i thought it was just a funny little gimmick but it has proven to be really enormously practical and really sped us up on urban locations where the parking situation isnt always optimal.

 

 

we also used it to simulate car lights passing by:

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#2 Alex Haspel

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:38 AM

another thing we built for a previous season of the same series is the "inspekta reflekta 3000" ...

 

when simulating police car emergency lights but with more output one used to do this with bouncing big lights gelled blue into manually rotated mirrors...

 

but since this needed one man cranking each mirror we built motorized rotating mirrors:

 

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speed can of course be adjusted and direction can be switched:

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#3 Alex Haspel

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:49 AM

our biggest build so far is the "quick attack set cart 3000"

 

being fed up with bulky and heavy set carts that dont fit into small locations we decided to built a light little aluminium cart with a width of under 80cm so that it fits through every standard door and into most elevators.

 

this is still being built, but here are couple of pictures....

 

cad plans in the foreground, wooden dummy in the background:

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current state:

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..it will hold only a very basic amount of equipment in order to stay small and nimble but feature a couple of nifty features like a lockable drawer for valuables like exposure meters, a little built in battery for usb charging stuff and its own led-worklights, a little 800g self-retracting 6meter built in cable drum for charging its battery and various other little details that we missed in existing set carts ....


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#4 Alex Haspel

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:51 AM

oh, and feel free to like us on facebook, theres also some videos of above stuff on there...

 

https://www.facebook.com/lichtdezernat

 

(dont worry, we are not a company, just some dudes building stuff)

 

:)

 

 

curious about your feedback,

cheerio !


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#5 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 06:25 AM

 
That scooter was very cool..!
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#6 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 12:09 PM

I need a Setscooter 3000!

 

Just for joy-riding, you understand. Not for carrying lighting. Ahem.


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#7 Mark Dunn

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 01:54 PM

Steady Phil, only on set, they're very probably not legal here alas- motorised so can't go on the pavement, and can't meet the regulations for road use. Too bad.


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#8 Alex Haspel

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 02:17 PM

Steady Phil, only on set, they're very probably not legal here alas- motorised so can't go on the pavement, and can't meet the regulations for road use. Too bad.

 

around here they are road legal without any paperwork / license plates when they are limited to 10km/h, because they then somehow count as bycicles.

 

i heeeeeeaaaaaaard however from a friend of a friend of a friend that it miiiiiiiiiiiiight be possible to very easily deactivate that limiter. :)


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#9 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 07:22 AM

I bought one of those while doing a movie in Berlin some years ago and have a trailer that I have attached to it.


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#10 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 05:20 PM

Nice work Alex! Now I want one of those spinning mirror rigs. Everything sounds cooler when you add '3000' to the name.
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#11 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:31 PM

 

.... Everything sounds cooler when you add '3000' to the name.


It will be a long time before it sounds out of date. Imagine the poor guy who named his invention "gizmo 2000"
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#12 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 07:03 PM

The car of Mystery Science Theater 3000 probably agree.
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