Please, if you can ...help me
Posted 18 April 2004 - 02:37 AM
Please, help an undecided operartor...... ME.
I'm interested to buy a camera stabilizer for a camera weighing 23-25 pounds, but unfortunately I'm undecided which brand it is good, compromise quality-price.
What I sow:- Hollywood Lite- Running Rig(good price) I don't know about quality ?
-Glide Cam V-20 (good price) ....quality?
- Basson steady, (looks a little strange)???
I don't have so much money ,that whay i need a good one and a cheeper one.
I used long time ago a Stedicam Provid for a tv short film,it was very good, but for me it's expensive now.
Thank you guys
Posted 18 April 2004 - 08:02 AM
Welcome to a ver difficult decision. What type of cameras are you wanting to push around? There are many fine operators in the land of the long white cloud and I recomend you talk to them and perhaps go to a rental house withthem and try their rigs. I only know of one glidecam op here in Oz and I know he posts on the forum so perhaps he could send you pros and cons of that particular rig. My main advice-DON'T RUSH INTO THIS. Take your time and get it right.
All the best
Ian Mc Millan (Australia)
Posted 19 April 2004 - 06:27 AM
Leigh's website is http://www.loosecannon.com.au/ with some great stuff about what work he's doing with his Glidecam and I'm sure if you contact him he'll share his experiences with you. There's a few photos from the workshop on my website at http://www.steadi-on...kshop2004.html# and at least one of the students was going to look into buying a Glidecam V20 for live TV work.
Posted 19 April 2004 - 08:57 PM
There are a few things to get used to if you have every done a workshop and flown a full rig, but for the money, I've been extremely happy.
Also, the ability to fly a camera up to 30 pounds or so was a major factor as I am flying Super 16 film along with a lot of smaller DV cameras. note: The running rig is gonna require extra weights on the top of the stage as well as attached to the bottom of your batteries in order to handle a light mini dv camera.
Expect to be spending some time tweaking your system regardless of how you go. Get to know some good metal workers now.
Get the hard case if you go with the Running Rig. Also, contact the manufacturers as I was able to swing a bit of a deal as they don't move too many Running Rigs in the greater scheme of things.