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#1 Mike Marriage

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 09:56 AM

I am taking a workshop next month and then all being well, going on to purchase my first rig.

I need to renew my equipment/liability insurance before then and want to make sure it will cover me for the next 12 months as a Steadicam owner/operator.

I obviously asked the broker about Steadicam and it should be covered but are there any pitfalls that I should be aware of? I could change Broker if there is a particularly good one for UK ops.

I hope this hasn't been covered before, I couldn't find anything about it.

Many thanks for any help!

Mike
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:14 AM

I am taking a workshop next month and then all being well, going on to purchase my first rig.

I need to renew my equipment/liability insurance before then and want to make sure it will cover me for the next 12 months as a Steadicam owner/operator.

I obviously asked the broker about Steadicam and it should be covered but are there any pitfalls that I should be aware of? I could change Broker if there is a particularly good one for UK ops.

I hope this hasn't been covered before, I couldn't find anything about it.

Many thanks for any help!

Mike


Hi Mike,
There was a recent post about a good steadicam insurance company will try dig it up for you.
What kinda cameras will you be flying with your new rig ?
Cheers
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#3 Mike Marriage

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 12:20 PM

Thanks Matt.

What kinda cameras will you be flying with your new rig ?


Whatever I am asked to.

I suspect it will be smaller stuff to start with but have some HDCAM and S16 jobs already being offered this year. I will hopefully graduate to 35mm, but probably not in the next 12 months. I will have to see how things go.

Wouldn't the camera be covered on the production's insurance?

I thought I just need to cover my kit, any hire kit and liability.

Thanks
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#4 Matt Burton

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 12:44 PM

I thought I just need to cover my kit, any hire kit and liability.

Thanks


Yes that's true, I asked about type of cams too see what steadicam you might go for.
Ie bigger/smaller cams or a bit of both.
Whats your buget etc.
Just being nosey :lol:
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#5 Mike Marriage

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:02 PM

Yes that's true, I asked about type of cams too see what steadicam you might go for.
Ie bigger/smaller cams or a bit of both.
Whats your buget etc.

My budget has a little flex, but aiming under 15k.

I would like a rig that will remain as a decent backup when I upgrade or can be upgraded as I earn and learn. I would love a Klassen vest, 3a arm and MK-V lite sled, but I'll have to play with a few more rigs at the workshop first. I may go for something cheaper like a v25 to start with. I have already spent 5K on new kit this week. Luckily I'm not married yet.
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 05:52 PM

You will get a good setup with that price range and good advice.
If you got it spend it ! you won't regret it later i'd be pretty sure of that.
One thing to consider is think about what you will need in regards to steadicam accessories.
With your price range you could get a v25 a decent video transmit/reciever, follow focus and a cheap hooker in kings cross for the night :P
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