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#1 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:09 AM

Working on a commercial this weekend and boy was I happy to have a long post and a tilt head. I was tilted up all the way and using 3 sections of my 4 section post. It was a 360 (which they will probably use only a split second of) around the actors. I had to step on and off the the curb so a hard mount on a dolly was not really an option.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:21 AM

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:28 AM

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#4 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 12:48 PM

Wow, all that length for so little length below the gimbal
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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 05:09 PM

What he said
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#6 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:23 PM

What he said,.. then what he concurred.
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#7 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:49 PM

As stated I was praising the "tilt head". Yes it was a long post. I could have moved the batteries to the up position. I could have moved my monitor to the other mount on the centerpost. I could have added a 3rd battery just to power the monitor. All would have allowed for a shorter sled. However I was able to lower the camera quickly, get the shot needed,and then flip back to regular mode in a time frame that kept the AD happy. Both Director and DP were happy with the shot. The extra length in the post did not affect my operating. I was happy with the way me gear worked for me in that moment.
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#8 Jerry Holway

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 08:17 AM

Phillip-

Nice use of the equipment without violating the laws of physics!

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#9 Jerry Holway

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:22 PM

I should add that long central posts are more difficult to operate than short ones, and that a tilt head can mitigate or eliminate any difficulty by keeping the main post vertical, or more vertical, and the sled in dynamic balance, however long.

Really long central posts without a tilt head and a motorized stage to balance critically call for a lot of extra effort and skill - the faster the pan and the more the central posts tilt, the more improbable the shot will work well.

Up to the limit of the tilt head (+/-20º for this sled), slow pans or whip pans are no more difficult with a superpost than with a regular length and vertical post.

Phillip had a number of choices available to him - add weight to the base and keep the post shorter, or make the post longer - i.e., add no weight. Because he had a tilt head, keeping it shorter but heavier was no real advantage, and would have made going back to "regular" shooting without the extra weight more annoying.

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#10 Amando Crespo

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 05:06 PM

Phillip-

Nice use of the equipment without violating the laws of physics!

Jerry


with the permission of Philip J. that began this post.

Violations of physics´s laws???... You taught to me to do it. ;) ;)
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