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#1 JosephBucci


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 01:39 PM

Hello all,


I am brand new to this feild. I am looking at getting into steadicam work because my city is growing rapidly in the film industry, and it shows promise of continuing growth. I have been looking around at rigs, and what I can afford. I plan on attending workshops this summer, but I want to purchase a rig and start practicing everyday. I flew once and was pretty good at it. (for a noob) I found this modle on amazon and ebay, but I attached the ebay page. I have been watching video reviews, and people seem to love the rig. I wanted to get some feedback from people who work in the industry, and may own this rig. I want a rig that can atleast fly an Epic, and this can hold up to 33lbs. The sweet spot is 18-25, but it can go up to 33. I would obviously upgrade once I can afford to, but would I be able to get gigs with this rig, or is it looked at as amatureish?


Carbon fiber Stabilizer specification:

Max. Length: 102cm

Mini  Length:  70cm

Load Capacity: 2.5-15kg (5-33lbs)


link: http://www.ebay.com/...=item51cd94b44e

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#2 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 01:55 PM

Hey welcome to the Steadicam world. 

We have been talking about this exact product recently (still on the first page of new content) 




The conclusion was, don't waste your money. Go to a workshop and learn the basics before making the wrong investment. I would not put an Epic on this.


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#3 brett.mayfield


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 02:54 PM

Thanks Victor, I was just about to send the same link.


I would obviously upgrade once I can afford to, but would I be able to get gigs with this rig, or is it looked at as amatureish?


The rig would not only seem amateur, but to much of the community it is considered a knock-off. More than once I have heard from DPs, ACs, and others about the guy they just met on set who "didnt have a real rig. it looked like it was about to fall apart."

You may be putting the camera equipment and potentially yourself at risk by using this gear.

Work as an AC, make some money, establish a network, grow your kit, take a workshop, meet local operators, beg and borrow and demo rigs.



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