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#1 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:11 AM

Hi. About to start a show with a lot of hand held. Anyone use this yet:

http://www.walterkla...held/gore-link/

Looks great for low stuff, but how is it for shooting eye level on a tall actor?

Does it roll the horizon a lot?

How hard is it to control?

Overall thoughts?

Thanks!
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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:41 AM

Hi. About to start a show with a lot of hand held. Anyone use this yet:

http://www.walterkla...held/gore-link/

Looks great for low stuff, but how is it for shooting eye level on a tall actor?

Does it roll the horizon a lot?

How hard is it to control?

Overall thoughts?

Thanks!


I've got it and have been using it on my show. It's fantastic for that hard to operate below the shoulders to above the knees region, and while I have boomed it to shoulder height I'm not sure I'd use it to shoot eye level with a tall actor all day.

Horizon roll is all in how you operate it, I have a rear handle on our F23's on the IO box and then either grab the mattebox or grab a handle coming off the dovetail plate I use with the turret so I have good control over the camera. It's not hard to control but there is a learning curve and it does increase the "airspace" that you occupy.

I like the unit but it like anything else has it's applications
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#3 Stefano Ben

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:44 AM

Hi Alec!

At first sight, for its use, looks like the suspender... but this works with the arm instead of the cable... of course, with the suspender you have more choise of height range.... and maybe more possibilities of control...

Never tryed it... Hope I'll find it at Cinec 2010 in Munich!?

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#4 Iain Baird

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:34 PM

I second Eric's sentiments, it's a great tool for specific shots but not designed for regular shoulder height work. There is definately a learning curve to using it but once you get the hang of it you can really get some cool shots with it. I never liked the suspender because I found you couldn't boom very smoothly with it, but with this design it's very easy to boom and it looks quite fluid. Having a PRO arm makes it so easy as I have my extra canisters set for the Gore-link weight (or the Vasquez as my team are calling it - after the character in Aliens ) when we use it I just switch the arm canisters and we're good to go. I use the turret system which I find is extremely helpful in making sure neutral is a comfortably balanced position as well as being able to put the handles in multiple positions allows for customizing your grip for different scenarios.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 05:22 PM

I imagine it would be quite good for those handheld running shots. Where if you did have it on your shoulder its just too jerky and on Steadicam its just too smooth. Also you can do handheld running shots off to the right of you or to the left of you. Anyone tried running yet with it?

Gyros ?

Its a must have item for the arsenal I think.....
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#6 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 05:51 PM

Thanks guys! Ian & Eric , that's exactly what I figured across the board, but its great talking to people who have actually used it!
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#7 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 05:52 PM

I second Eric's sentiments, it's a great tool for specific shots but not designed for regular shoulder height work. There is definately a learning curve to using it but once you get the hang of it you can really get some cool shots with it. I never liked the suspender because I found you couldn't boom very smoothly with it, but with this design it's very easy to boom and it looks quite fluid. Having a PRO arm makes it so easy as I have my extra canisters set for the Gore-link weight (or the Vasquez as my team are calling it - after the character in Aliens ) when we use it I just switch the arm canisters and we're good to go. I use the turret system which I find is extremely helpful in making sure neutral is a comfortably balanced position as well as being able to put the handles in multiple positions allows for customizing your grip for different scenarios.



Funny my guys call it the same thing and like you I also have a set of springs preset for it. For me the way to go is in Turrett mode since you can trim it for the shot
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#8 Brad Hruboska

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 06:39 PM

just bought one and have started playing with it...
I agree that a set of 'other " springs is the way to go to get the arm changed quickly....
Will have to blend it with some gyros to see if its another option for cars and ATVs.

Funny my guys call it the same thing and like you I also have a set of springs preset for it. For me the way to go is in Turrett mode since you can trim it for the shot
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