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how to rig a steadycam on a horse

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#1 Toni


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 01:33 PM

Any one out ever attached a steadycam on a horse for diolouge work and close ups?

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#2 JensSchroeder


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 02:21 PM

Maybe you can ask Jorge Agero from Spain, he's an expert with steadicam + horses.

Any one out ever attached a steadycam on a horse for diolouge work and close ups?

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#3 Brett Manyluk

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 01:55 AM

I've heard a couple cautionary tales over the years regarding steadicam on horseback with endings like "and then we had to shoot the horse before phoning the insurance company". I advise caution and considerable research. Or better yet, alternate tools. The chance of it going sideways in a horrific way can be very high.

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#4 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:04 PM

I've done it.  I did not hard mount it, just sat on the saddle with the rig on.  That being said, I knew how to ride well before I ever tried to ride with a sled.  I roller blade with my rig as well (but again I was doing flips over cars and going backwards down 100 stair long flights long before I ever tried it with a rig).  I'd say if your super comfortable doing the thing without the rig,  you can probably judge for your self if it's safe with rig.

If your not, I agree, just find one of many alternate ways to do the shot.

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#5 Steve Acheson

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:41 PM

I did a bunch of dialog with a grip trix cart.... Worked perfectly. Depending on the ground you are going over.  

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#6 Keith Wood

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:29 PM

I want to see the vest you'd put on a Clydesdale!


Seriously, it wouldn't be too hard to modify a saddle horn with a post for hard mounting.

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#7 Stefano Ben

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:15 AM

This was originally made by a grip on location for Garrett Brown!!!

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