Posted 06 May 2014 - 03:02 AM
Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:46 AM
BTW - pardon my asking, but why are you moving to Steadicam ? I've seen Operators move to Cinematographer, but not the other way around.
Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:25 PM
Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:16 AM
Do you have a certain price range that you're looking to play around Alex? That can affect the answer quite dramatically.
Also the usage is just as important, or more so. If it's DSLR's all day or taking up the broadcast offer as mentioned.
Do you know what camera they are shooting with?
Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:12 PM
Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:56 AM
Posted 13 May 2014 - 11:54 AM
Alex, welcome to the forum.
I have no clue about your skill as an operator. My question is; does this person who can get you started in sporting events know your skills? Just asking in case he/she is not 100% convinced when they see you operate. If they have seen you, and are happy, please ignore this question.
Now, to your question regarding the purchase of a rig. Many new operators have asked the same question here. Myself included years back. Do a proper research of what market you're aiming at, and then get an understanding of what the needs of those markets are. Make a list of those markets needs. Camera weight, power cables, do they need FF, wireless video, zoom controller and so on. Ask other operators if you're unsure. When this is complete, your choice of rig will be easier.
Giving advice in the purchase of a rig is always tricky, because everyone has different needs. I'm used with Tiffen rigs, others lean more to GPI PRO and so forth. But I will give you a couple of advices. Listen to Sanjay and buy used if you can, and don't buy a rig you think you'll quickly outgrow.
Whatever you do…good luck and fly safe.
All the best
Posted 26 May 2014 - 10:17 AM
I think that Erik already gave a really explaining-full answer.
If you work mainly with DSLRs and "light" cameras such as the BMCC (I own one myself), you could look for a rig like the The Scout, which can bare 5-18 lb. (2.3 - 8kg).
I usually use this model with my baby (my BMCC) and with cameras such as Scarlet and Epic.
If you think the weight of your camera + accessories is heavier, you could look into the Zephyr-V. which can bare 9 to 23 lbs (4-10.4 kg).
Let me know how your searching goes.
Good look with your passion ;-)
Edited by Alessandro Ugo, 26 May 2014 - 10:20 AM.