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1/12/06 1:12 PM
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demandango
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the producer of the show i am working on asked me to look into getting some sort of steady cam type thingy. basically what he is looking for is some type of body mounted mini craneish thing. does anyone knowledgeable here have any experience or recommendations in this area? thanks for any help. we leave for the bahamas on feb 3!
1/12/06 11:47 PM
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What's the budget? I'm personally drawn toward Glidecam. They seem to offer the best product at the best price. The Glidecam Smooth Shooter is my choice in this area. As soon as I can afford one, it's in the bag.
1/12/06 11:51 PM
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how much is that? thanks for the help.
1/13/06 7:28 AM
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what format are you shooting on? the weight will determine the rig you need. depending on how high end you go, i'd suggest renting. Steadisystems makes the best gear but it's very expensive unless you rent. http:// steadicam.com/
1/13/06 11:33 AM
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The glidecam smoothshooter is solid. I'm picking one up when I pick up the HVX200 in the next month or so. Great product for the price.
1/13/06 11:34 AM
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we are going to be shooting using sony hdv z-1's. thanks for all of the input!
2/15/06 2:23 PM
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we ended up getting the glidecam, it's pretty sweet. we are also using a 'kessler' crane, pretty good for the very low price (like $500).
4/24/06 5:22 AM
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7/2/06 4:29 PM
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pretty sure you can find manuals online like american cinematographers website
7/23/07 5:05 AM
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Gaff a long and heavy rod to the bottom of your camera so that it cannot chake. Then gaff tape a brick to the end of that as a counter weight :)
7/28/07 9:45 AM
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No one appreciates this brilliant and effective idea?
7/30/07 8:26 AM
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Given that he asked the question for a gig 18 months ago, you're a little late.
7/30/07 11:15 AM
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Ahhh. But then it's a timeless concept. Show some gratitude!

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