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#1 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 08:02 AM

Is it possible to get a handcrank unit that connects and disconnects from the Arri 2C.

I have seen arris that have a handcrank permanently attached

If so any ideas about who to speak to and prices

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#2 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 08:51 AM

I saw one at Panavision a few days ago (well, I am 99% sure it was a IIC). It had a machined look to it, really out of place from the rest of the camera.

I don't know any details about it though, but it was interesting looking.



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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 09:26 AM

I saw one at Panavision a few days ago (well, I am 99% sure it was a IIC).  It had a machined look to it, really out of place from the rest of the camera.

I don't know any details about it though, but it was interesting looking.
Kevin Zanit

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Hi,

Man on Fire used an Arri 2, I assume from PV as the other cameras were PV..
Steve Morton in Australia has built one. I found him on google.

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#4 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:04 PM

Interestingly, you can now get a handcrank for the 435 and ArriCam. A digital one, but it works just the same. Thank you, Arri!
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#5 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 08:47 AM

yeap seen and used them (without film) it is wicked fun trying to crank and keep an eye on the tachometer to keep constant speed!

But the ones I have seen are all fixed to the camera - I was wondering if there was one that mounted to the camera - and was possible to remove easily.

Maybe it could even use the old sound sync connector in the back or baseplate | rod connection - like from the back

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#6 F Bulgarelli

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 12:32 AM

At Clairmont Camera we have 1 Arri2C hand cranked.
I'm not sure how much it rents for but feel free to call 818-761-4440 and ask someone in rentals.

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#7 michael brierley

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 03:30 AM

I recently shot an entire movie on a hand crank camera ("Faiths Corner" premiered at the Durban Film Festial in South Africa).
It was a Arri 3C that Media film service had converted for us. It had a teflon gear on the side to gear the crank down so that you didn't shake that camera too much when cranking- cranking direct into the movement is nigh on impossible and looks really bad.
We lowered the profile of the camera- got rid of the Goose Neck to minimise the shake.
You get into the rythym fairly easily but have to be careful that you don't get too consistent with the movement other wise the flickering is kinda lost. Shooting with old series lenses is also a good idea and if you can get some expired film stock- high ASA is best then you are really cooking.
(The critics really hated our movie!)

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#8 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 04:12 AM

I found someone here who will make me the unit for a couple of hundred £ - so all good

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#9 Sam Wells

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:10 PM

I recently shot an entire movie on a hand crank camera ("Faiths Corner" premiered at the Durban Film Festial in South Africa).

(The critics really hated our movie!)


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But I see your lead won best actress at the Festival !!

Sounds like a very interesting film.

(I didn't find any bad reviews when googling, so I hope you get the film out there & to more festivals - and maybe better critics ! )

Good Luck,

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