I have already been a couple times to a rental house here in montreal to go over it with the guys and was lucky enough to work on a couple of shoots with an experienced dolly grip and I have another full day with it when I get to toronto. Also this isn't the first time I've been around that dolly just the first time I will be in charge of operating one. Im very safe on set and understand set protocol well.
I'm just looking for any tips I can get to make it run smoother. I have leveled lots of track before and can do that no problem but would love to hear any tricks anyone might have, but stuff like what wheels to use in what situation, when would you use the push bar if ever and why you would use it, is there's anything weird about charging the system is the pump faster to use than the charger, can the charger be plugged in while pushing, any tricks about timing a complicated move like using a metronome or is it a waste of time and distracting when to use the your monitor and when to use your marks, what's your favorite wax to use on the track and why etc.
Ive read up a bunch on a couple other forums, talked to other dolly grips, worked with the Peeweek under some one else and have already got some answers to all of these questions but I want to have as many opinions as possible so I can do the best job I can when I get on set. I've been following a lot of the posted on this page and have learned a lot from everyone here and was hoping to get some more amazing advise.
Look forward to hearing for everyone and anyone