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#1 Steve Acheson

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:49 PM

I was looking for photos of the Panavision PanaBar. Does anyone have some?
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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:17 PM

I'd love to build one too! Never aeen one but heard the tales. We nned to find out where they were made and I bet they are on file and can just make you (us!) one.
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:31 PM

We nned to find out where they were made and I bet they are on file and can just make you (us!) one.



Ummmmmm. Ron, They were built by PANAvision
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#4 RonBaldwin

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:00 PM

I would have thought that whichever company made the cases for panavision made the necessary changes to the aks case to hold the bottle'n stuff?

So you are saying that Panavision altered their own cases instead of having it made?
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#5 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:39 AM

I would have thought that whichever company made the cases for panavision made the necessary changes to the aks case to hold the bottle'n stuff?

So you are saying that Panavision altered their own cases instead of having it made?


IIRC the one that I had long ago was built by Panavision
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#6 James Puli

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:52 AM

If you find Panavision Asia on Facebook, theres a new photo of John Seale acs asc with one that Panavision
sent to Namibia for the crew currently shooting Mad Max 4 - Fury Road!

Edited by James Puli, 03 August 2012 - 04:52 AM.

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#7 Alex Kolb

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:12 AM

http://www.facebook....&type=3

Thanks Mr. Puli for the lead!
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#8 RonBaldwin

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:08 AM

Nice! I had no idea they still made them. Now all that is needed is a phone call, credit card and bribe cash.

Eric...is Dexter Panavision? Been so long since I worked out of there I don't have contacts anymore. I will check Pana NY today!
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#9 William Demeritt

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:01 AM

Right now, you guys have a few dozen members Googling "PanaBar" to see if it's compatible with their Merlin / Flyer / Glidecam.
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#10 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:58 AM

Nice! I had no idea they still made them. Now all that is needed is a phone call, credit card and bribe cash.

Eric...is Dexter Panavision? Been so long since I worked out of there I don't have contacts anymore. I will check Pana NY today!


Yes we are!
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#11 RonBaldwin

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:38 AM

Ok...apparently Master Cases makes them for panavision -- around $550. They are bigger than I thought. Master Cases is swamped right now so will take a while to build a few. Let's stay together on this and get them done at the same time!

Mine will have a built-in pole.
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#12 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:08 PM

I think I know who has the original PanaBar (made for Bill Fraker). Checking to see if he's sober enough to want to sell it to one of you lushes.
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#13 RonBaldwin

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

Love that! A bar with a history!
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#14 Andrew 'AJ' Johnson

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:50 AM

We love his Panabar over here : )
A nice reward at the end of each day awaits us within!

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:40 PM

I was Fraker's 2nd for a few shows and one of my responsibilities was keeping the Panabar stocked with ice and Chivas.

i am pretty sure I have a pic of it somewhere, i'll have to dig through my archives.

Panavision presented him with the case, it was a white anvil case, one that they shipped zoom lenses in.

It had a center cutout for an ice bucket - and after one show (1992?) we presented him with a new sterling silver engraved ice bucket to replace the old one that he had in it.

Flanking the ice bucket, i seem to remember there were 2 cutouts on each side for bottles and in front and on a lower level were cutouts for tumblers.

On the front body of the case (below the lid) was an engraved placard that read "Panabar"

 


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