The ALIEN / Alien Revolution - All about...
Posted 06 February 2004 - 05:38 PM
Posted 08 February 2004 - 01:16 PM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 12:53 PM
Who are you, where you from?
Just curious as to what the "Alien" is...
With that we could direct you as to who you could talk to to find out more.
Even though I've seen and flown the prototype a couple years ago, I don't think anyone will describe it on an open forum as long as the maker/makers are still fighting copyrights and patents.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 01:00 PM
Peace, Ruben "Waiting for aliens all my life" Sluijter
Posted 09 February 2004 - 01:09 PM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 01:16 PM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 01:41 PM
Peace, Ruben "Welcome to earth" Sluijter
Posted 09 February 2004 - 06:17 PM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 06:28 PM
Posted 09 February 2004 - 06:35 PM
Don't confuse the 2 separate Rigs with each other...
The ALIEN Design is the brain child of Lynn Nicholson, who also owns the US patent to all possible ways specially THE two ways to achieve High to Low mode in one continues move.
The Revolution is the design of Howard Smith (Owner of MK-V)... the name says it all, it's the "Ring' Design... but he does not own the patents for the US, so you can't sell or buy it leagally here in the States...
The ALIEN Revolution is a (or was a short lived ???) cooperation between the two compeating entities. It's more like a "legal" Revolution then an Alien.
The Alien concept is (or better one of the concepts, not to talk about the "NO Level Issue") is the ability to go from High mode to Low mode in one continues move without the need to switch to Lowmode as we know it, with the pain of Lowmode brackets etc.
The Alien concept is based on a whole new designed / new style Rig.
The Alien Revolution is an add on that could be flown with any rig as long as the static/physics would allow it.
The Revolution is again a whole new rig set up as we have already encountered parts of it in the form of the Nexus Battery system and the V2 Gimbal...
As far as MK-V goes, this company was not yet able to establish it's self here in the US. I personally only know 2 people owning MK-V's. I never had the opportunity to use it in real life situations... At a show it will only tell you so much.
My issue with MK-V is the lack of comunication, After the CineGear Shall we call that a "debackle" there was no explanation or official statement, and I mean directly from MK-V and not from affiliated sources or enthusiastic operators...
As for the Alien, I had the fortune to try the prototype on several occasions and was very much impressed, but again trying it in a drive way or on a show is nothing like trying it on set under pressure... but I'm looking forward to it, if it ever happens...
So... Yes, there are a couple of working Alien/AlienRevolution/Revolution Prototypes out there, but Prototypes only... so they do exist, just not for you to use...
So much for the Alien rumors...
(Still) Watch the Level and Fly Safe.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 07:12 PM
so howard speand money onteh american cinematographer just to make a joke?
nice sense of humor [/quote]
Is your middle name Phil?
Posted 10 February 2004 - 04:24 AM
I'm sorry if you were offended by my previous statement, but I was merely stating the truth. If you want to keep sending me insulting messages and saying that "I don't mean shit to you dead" (whether in Spanish or English), that's fine, I just don't know what good it's doing anyone. The point I was trying to make before is that there is no reason to respond to every post unless you have something important and valid to say. I really enjoy this board and I look forward to reading the posts everyday and I'd hate to muddy it up worse than it already is by you and me slinging mud back and forth. Life is too short and this board is too good. I say we should all just take a deep breath and get back to our regularly scheduled programming.
grimmett porque no me chupas la pija muerta sorete....
Posted 10 February 2004 - 08:58 AM
i just try as hard as i can to make my self clear...sometimes works ok sometimes i fuck up
if u want i can give u the traslation of my resent post in spanish....
thanks and sorry for the bad humor
Posted 14 February 2004 - 02:40 PM