Posted 18 January 2004 - 09:53 PM
Posted 19 January 2004 - 05:43 AM
Jerry Hill makes an excellent Garfield/Vehicle mount: try
And i belive Walter Klassen's Garfield mount is also very good: try
www.walterklassen.com also sold through Pro-Gpi at www.pro-gpi.com
Alternatively you could try Baer-Bel who make a mount designed to fit on the Moy fitting of any Bazooka.
Hope this helps.
Posted 23 January 2004 - 09:23 PM
Posted 23 January 2004 - 10:49 PM
Steadicam SK2 Owner/Operator
Posted 23 January 2004 - 11:47 PM
At the very least it may give you some ideas.
Posted 24 January 2004 - 04:00 AM
If you can´t get hold of a hardmonut that you rig to the golf cart,just go to lowmode
(if necessary) and sit on back of that cart.make sure you are sescured with some ropes/straps so you don´t fall off.also ensure you put enough counterweight at the front of that cart.another possibility is laying on you belly.(but than you might find it hard to operate in lowmode,because the gimble might be to high ).just try out before the actual shoot.it allways works out somehow.
Posted 24 January 2004 - 12:48 PM
But, the questions are:
How far do you need to track this person on the bike?
How fast will he/she be riding?
What kind of surface? (Dirt road, smooth street. level street, etc etc)
Depending on those scenarios you could do several things from just walking it, to the golf cart or ATV.
If it's only a block or so and the bicyclist isn't going very fast, but faster than walking speed, get a Western Dolly. Mount the standard tripod to it, hard mount off of it and have 2 or 3 grips push you at a decent pace.
This would be the cheapest route. But again, it will depend on the variables above.
If you can get a golf cart, there's no real reason to get the "flat bed" kind.
Get one with the backward facing seat. You can ride on the back with the rig hanging over the side of the cart. Just a thought.
Posted 24 January 2004 - 03:14 PM
Posted 24 January 2004 - 05:36 PM
Posted 24 January 2004 - 10:54 PM
Mitch, thanks for pointing out Jayson was the DP - I was actually wondering if he was the grip. Jayson, just make sure your op has a Garfield mount to begin with!
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Posted 25 January 2004 - 12:45 PM
Another common trick back in the days was to rent a cherry picker, or other not very suitable crane for boom shots for a friend who specialized in films for colleges and universities around the country. Once I can remember having terrible difficulty trying to keep the horizon level as I boomed up over the rooftops of a quadrangle, when I suddenly realized that the automatic hydraulic levelling system for the platform had failed. It was listing about 45 degrees from level and I was about to slide off and fall 70' to the ground. Obviously I got down OK, but the one arm that was holding me and the Steadicam from certain death was badly cramped by the time I got down. It pays to focus on what you are doing, but it also pays to maintain situational awareness!!
Posted 25 January 2004 - 07:55 PM
Larry, your story regarding the cherry picker begs me to tell of what happened on a shoot I was on a week ago. Between takes on a night shoot as I docked the rig I heard a terrible noise. As I looked up I witnessed a 60' Condor with 2 18k lights and an electrician fall over, hit another unmanned 45' Condor and knock that over as well. Lights, 4X frames,grip rigging and tree limbs went sailing through the air and crashed to earth making a series of terrible sounds I never wish to hear again. The electrician survived with a broken leg, ankle, and orbital bone. Lucky to be alive and miraculously no one else was hurt. Most unbeleivable thing I have ever seen on a set (with the possible exception of Dolly Parton's breasts). Still no explanation as to what caused it. No wind and on level ground.
Posted 25 January 2004 - 10:47 PM
It's starting to look like an overload situation that basket is only rated for 500lbs and from what I heard it was loaded to 700lbs....
Still no explanation as to what caused it. No wind and on level ground.
We won't talk about what else took a tumble the next night, but my knee is still a little tender....