Posted 09 August 2009 - 01:11 PM
Foam beds, cases or ???
Posted 09 August 2009 - 01:27 PM
Posted 09 August 2009 - 03:04 PM
Works well assuming you have a real camera truck. Just spent all week on a commercial with an unbuilt cube truck. For these jobs, the hard case is still needed!
Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:33 PM
Most of time, I lay my sled flat on the back seat with some pillows, secured with a sand bag on top of the center of the post. Vest is next to it. Arm is on the floor with a sand bag on top.
For a short distance and when time is gold (sunset and sun rise shot) my assistant will hold the full balanced-camera-sled vertically on the back seat.
Stand is ready, stand securely by the sand bags on the truck bed.
Cases are used mainly from home to location; then location back home at the end of the day.
Still, take care my rig like a loving baby!
Handle it as soft as handling a beautiful flower!
Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:33 PM
How do you guys store your sleds temporarily while the camera truck is moving?
Foam beds, cases or ???
My rig rides in a foam bed on the camera truck for any truck moves.
been doing that for several years without a problem. I use a sled sock when I dayplaying and need to transport the sled. The Hard Case ONLY comes out for shipping.
Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:30 AM
When I got my first rig going on 12 years ago, I was super carefull with it. I was the only one that could build it, I kept it in my house, I put everything away just so............. Now I seem to try to do everything I can not to deal with it. At rap on a one day shoot, I generally throw everyting in the back of my SUV and haul ass with almost no regard for the gear. If you think about it, it's basically a hunk of aluminum with some wires running down it.
On a show, it just goes in it's case which I had made big enough that it can just drop in fully built (less the camera) and away it goes.
Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:42 AM
Only danger of providing the foam pad is that I've found people sleeping on it at lunch!
Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:21 PM
Posted 11 August 2009 - 04:29 PM
Mine usually goes in the back seat of my truck or on foam in the camera truck when we have that luxury. Neither seem very safe to me but so far so good.
Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:18 AM
It's a life saver for multiple locations, and it's great to whip out a fully-built rig in no time at all. Added value.
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