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#1 Frazer Toppin

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 12:34 PM

Hi guys


I'm quite new to Steadicam and currently any Steadicam gigs I would do I would be renting a rig for as I am currently not in a position to buy my own rig.


Just wanted to ask what would be good first investments for someone in this position? i.e buying my own batteries, spare screws/dovetail plate etc


I understand things like spare camera screws, various sized camera plates are quite crucial but what would you invest in first/what order?


I am yet to get my first Steadicam gig but I would feel more confident If I invested in the right things to be prepared for any shoots.


Also to anyone who's rented a rig from a rental house, could you tell me what is in the kit? I understand this might vary between places but it would give me more of an understanding as what would be a good idea to purchase


Apologies if there's any key information you need to know in order answer this.


Many thanks.



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#2 Craig Phelps

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:40 PM

I'd say grab the vest first; it's the most personal part of the rig.

That way you'll have your own whenever you rent, borrow, or steal a rig. ;)

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