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#1 Charles Papert

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:29 AM

I've already posted this on the Facebook group but after 200 likes and 8 shares in the last couple of days, it seems to be worth the risk of redundancy, so here it is for those non-Facebookers.


On a commercial I shot this week we had a single crane shot scheduled as well as a heavy day of Steadicam, and production told me I could have either the crane or Steadicam but not both. I started thinking back to the various tricks I used to simulate a ramp in my operating days such as climbing a ramp or standing on a truck tailgate, and then thought--why not combine the two for extra bang for the buck?


Jerry Franck walked the plank with his rig, built by key grip Bodie Hyman and his team.


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#2 Beau Cuizon

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:46 AM

*READ IN DON ADAMS' VOICE * -- Ahh, the old Tommy-Lift-On-The-Back-Of-The-Grip-Van-Used-In-Conjunction-With-A-Steadicam-So-As-To-Make-It-Into-A-Crane-Trick....





Really, though, I'm just hoping someone gets the reference....

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#3 John Buzz Moyer

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:33 AM

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#4 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 08:57 AM

Clever idea.

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