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#1 Christopher TJ McGuire SOC

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 01:17 PM

Hi there fellas!

Here's a of picture from the first MK-V workshop.
Its of me shooting a student on a quad with the Nexus system.
Jeez! I love this Handsfree transporter!!!

Best Chris McGuire

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#2 Christopher TJ McGuire SOC

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 07:33 PM

Hi there fellas!

Here's a of picture from the first MK-V workshop.
Its of me shooting a student on a quad with the Nexus system.
Jeez! I love this Handsfree transporter!!!

Best Chris McGuire



I love this forum! so enthusiastic!
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#3 RobVanGelder

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 06:21 AM

Chris, is that sarcastic???
After only 6 hours of posting? I hope not.


Anyway, it was my first thought how much possibilities this would have, when combined.
That was at the introduction at the IBC, last year (or was it the year before?)

I would love to try it once, but I fear that Thailand is just too low budget to make anything like this (Segway or AR) economical.
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#4 Christopher TJ McGuire SOC

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 08:06 AM

Howdo!
I think I was amazed at my own enthusiasm for the HFT!

Best Chris.
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 08:40 AM

Yes, Chris, it looks fantastic and I am sure you can do cool stuff with it.

I am just concerned about safety. Look at my last shoot, with the big ZORB balls. We used a quad there and i am sure it could be done with a HFT as well, but I am afraid that the speed of things happening and your own speed at that moment might be dangerous.

As always, directors want it faster-faster, in this case we we starting alongside and as the balls get on speed he wanted a more frontal shot, that means overtaking something that is already fast.

I would not be happy if I have to do that all on my own, framing specially in DJ-position, accellerating and braking at the end (for the trees) and avoiding the bumps in the terrain. it´s all very possible on their own, but when combined...... <_<

The problem might arise that the producer and director EXPECT you to do that, since they pay for the machine too.
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 10:27 AM

You're right about the safety aspect of the machine and the fact that directors wouldnt appreciate the awkwardness of operation.

But, I think used in the right environments it would be a very useful tool. I was very sceptical about the HFT when I first saw it, but having spent some time with it, I can see its potential, for specific shots, moreso live events.

With the Hard mount system operating will be alot easier.

As with all new equipment there will be a lead time in integration to the marketplace.
I personally am very excited about the stage we're at in new equipment development! its just taking time to get the creatives juiced up!!

Chris

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#7 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 03:52 PM

I found out today that the workshop website is alive and kicking MK-V Training, there's some pictures and video on there too. It does look like a great experience, especially with the AR, Quad and Crane stepoff, I'll have to start saving up.

There's some great looking AR stuff on there too Chris, it looks stunning.
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#8 JobScholtze

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 04:20 PM

Oh yeah, i am still drooling about that AR :P
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#9 Mike Marriage

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 06:42 PM

The workshop was great. Thanks a lot to Chris and Howard for running it. It covered a really wide range of techniques and was very hands-on.

I found the HFT to be suprising intuitive and more stable than it looks. Granted, I didn't take it anywhere near top speed though.
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#10 Matt Burton

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 03:11 AM

The MK-V workshop video is online.
Well worth a watch or 2. :D Right click Download
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#11 Morgan Lowndes

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 06:59 PM

the workshop was great, nice to see the crane stuff, that was very fun.
yeah mike your right, the handsfree was very intuitive, i didnt try with a rig tho, sure that would be very different...
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#12 Nestor Salazar

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 07:27 PM

I have a different question.. What does MK-V stand for.. ????

Best Regards

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#13 mattmarek

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 09:30 AM

i think MK-V stands for 'mark 5' ?
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#14 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 10:11 AM

Howard had a 3A that he heavily adapted and customised into a 'Mark 4' and hence the evolution to his rig design today, 'Mark 5' - MK-V

...or something like that ;)
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