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#1 Michael Hauer

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 06:25 PM

Need to rent one for a shoot July 13th. Who should I call?
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#2 Afton Grant

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 10:15 PM

You can call me.
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#3 RonBaldwin

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 10:25 PM

hey Afton...I was looking for a cute baby to rent on July 3rd...know of any available?
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#4 Afton Grant

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:44 AM

Sure. We require a minimum rental of 18 years, though. Fee is $1.
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#5 Michael Hauer

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:30 AM

Afton, thanks so much for your reply. The director randomly procured a Jerry Hill mount through a friend so thats why I didn't get in touch.

One quick question to all. This shoot is a skeleton crew situation without a real grip department so i basically need to plan the rigging out myself. We also don't have speed rail unless I order it but have a Mitchell High Hat. The camera car is a chevy suburban and has to be so because we're shooting on enviornmentally protected sand dunes where only one company's special trucks are allow to go. Its not an ideal situation. Anyway, I've never done a vehicle mount with a high hat. What's the best way to rig it?
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#6 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 08:04 PM

Make absolutely sure the bolts holding the hi hat to the board are good, next is make sure the board itself is good. The amount of torque on that board will be high. If you think it's possible, I would do it with the vest on, sitting on the back, But I can imagine driving on sand or worse yet around and maybe over sand dunes may bounce the back of the suburban close to the ground, so your legs/feet would be in danger. So back to the hardmount idea. Place the hi Hat towards the end of the floor in the back of the car, make sure if it's the style of suburban with 2 doors opening to each side, that those doors are tied open, you don't want one of those doors swinging closed and smashing you or the rig. Better yet, if possible, have them removed from the car. Next I would find REAL shot bags, those smaller ones that look like 10lb sand bags but weigh 30lbs!, and pack those on the inner side of the board, then sit straddling the hi hat, on top of the bags so you can lean out and control the rig. I would say make the rig long and an infinite drop time, but your not shooting on the street and your possibly driving on the sand where you may get close to the ground, so make the rig shorter and balance appropriately. If you can get a bunch of speedrail, and knuckles, you can make a speedrail frame inside the suburban that jets out of the car a foot or so to attach the hardmount, then weigh down the part of the frame that's deepest inside the suburban....Don't they have a Quad you can use for this..?
be careful and wear a helmet, if you fall out, you want to be able to tell the story. Have fun.
Ozzie

PS, Make sure their certificate of insurance is real, call and verify, I did once and it was fake!
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