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#1 Nitin Rao

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 01:50 AM

Hi there

I have had serious issues with strong winds throwing off the steadicam off balance. At times its difficult to hold off flags to cut off the wind due to the lights placed around the operator. How does one go about handling situations like this. I have heard of the windkiller kits, anything beyond this kit. please advice.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 02:06 AM

Gyro, Antlers, both, dolly?

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#3 Nitin Rao

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 02:22 AM

Thanks Robert,

Was looking out for something like a screen held in a frame. Has someone made one, something like the Windkiller from sunbounce products.
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 03:26 AM

it's a great product,I'm really happy with my sunbounce wind killer.
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#5 William Demeritt

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 07:26 AM

Thanks Robert,

Was looking out for something like a screen held in a frame. Has someone made one, something like the Windkiller from sunbounce products.


Sometimes, asking a grip to block the wind with a 4x4 double net instead of a flag works better. Similar principle to the Windkiller, but typically available on set.

I've also seen a clever grip make one out of an open 4x4 frame and a roll of plastic netting used to block pets from areas of the house.
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#6 RobVanGelder

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:22 AM

It is sooo easy: go to the hardware store and buy two broomsticks. Then find (maybe in the same hardware store) the wind breaker fabric that they use around tennis courts, you can get that in black or green. it should be 2 or 3 meters long (its often 4 or 5 ft wide)
With a tacker you attach this to the broomsticks and voila: roll it off as long as you need and have it held by two persons. You can look through it, but it filters the wind and wind gusts very well.
And it is light weigh and soundless!
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#7 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 12:27 PM

Guys you should never be using a solid, always use a double. The reason is that with the solid you create a huge amount of turbulence and the grip cant see you. With the double you knock the wind down to a reasonable force and the grip can see you.

You really can't beat the wind killer from sunbounce
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#8 mike laureys

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 06:30 PM

just bought this one will arrive after the weekend.....let you know
http://www.betz-tool..._windkiller.php

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#9 Nitin Rao

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:23 AM

Hi Mike

Thanks. Could u pls let me know as to how much did it cost and wht size did it come in. Has the frame being included as a kit.

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#10 mike laureys

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:31 PM

I received it today haven't got the chance to test it...looks like it will work
have to say you got to have some camping experience...setting it up felt like setting a tent
after a view times it will be faster .I was hoping it a one piece folt out thing bud it wasn't
these are the prices
you can also check www.sunbounce.de



small:
part no. 100-000 frame 90 cm x 125 cm incl. shoulder bag: EUR 105,-
part no. 000-1WK screen for frame: EUR 96,50

total amount ex works Munich: EUR 201,50

big:
part no. 200-000 frame 130 cm x 190 cm incl. shoulder bag: EUR 172,-
part no. 000-2WK screen for frame: EUR 130,50

total amount ex works Munich: EUR 302,50


later mike
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#11 Nitin Rao

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:30 AM

Thanks

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#12 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:32 PM

Thanks

MIKE.

Hi Nitin
I went down to a camping store and they had this great shade plastic material which has worked great for me for the last 15 years .The size is 4 x 4 with 1"x 1"box aluminium that hold to together .It is see through for the grips and stops 90% in fact it filters the air .I will try and get the product name for you when I get home ok.
All the best
Louis Puli

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#13 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:40 PM

Here is a few more stills I always have 2 in my kit .If you like I could also make a few up for you ok .
Good Luck
Louis Puli (from down under)

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#14 Nick Tsamandanis

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:04 PM

Sunbounce never returned my email enquiry, lucky for me Louis had a couple of his made up and posted to me, very nice, and thanks again Louis!
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#15 Nitin Rao

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:26 PM

Thanks Louis

I am in the process of making some on my own. Will post some pics soon.

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