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#1 Erwin Landau

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:40 PM

I tripped over this website by accident a couple of days ago and today I saw it again in the ASC magazine...

Looks very familiar doesn't it... check it out:

http://www.cinerover.com/


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#2 Lukas Franz

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:30 AM

Hi Erwin,

I'd like to have one when I'm getting retired ;)

Cheers, Lukas
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#3 Erwin Landau

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 03:20 AM

Remember the BTS senses from The Shinning... Garrett on that ancient Victorian Wheelchair...

I can see some resemblance...

BTW: Simon got one from his crew for last Years birthday...


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#4 Fabrice Maurel

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 03:50 AM

With all the talk after the Oscar's, of Hollywood not being "green" enough... Well it's green.LOL
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#5 Jean-Nicolas Dorion

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:11 AM

As long as they don't sell that "brand new invention" 10K...
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#6 Richard W. Davis

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:11 AM

I was always jealous of Dave Grove's rickshaw. Anybody wants to build a way for me to not carry the rig, especially in low mode. I'm interested.

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#7 Ari Gertler

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 11:07 AM

Has anyone actually seen or used this device? It looks like it might be a good tool for specific shots.

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#8 David Allen Grove

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:15 PM

I was always jealous of Dave Grove's rickshaw.


It's yours when you need it, Richman! (well, for a price that is.. haha.. hey, I got a baby to feed) :lol:

I thought I dominated this market with my rickshaw rental. nuts. <_<
That one looks pretty cool though.

Mine now has 4 wheels, so I guess it really can't be called a rickshaw anymore.

If and when I stop modifying mine, it will resemble a, um... car?

I have a different optional seat for it now too that I hope can be used for Rickshaw "walkoffs"
It still needs to be adapted to the frame so it might be a little while before its up and running.
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#9 Christopher TJ McGuire SOC

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 07:20 PM

Has anyone seen or used the 'Cinerover', yet?
They say they're only renting them at the moment, but will be selling in the near future.

Cheers Chris.
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#10 Erwin Landau

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 10:06 PM

Hi Chris,

Actually Robert Starling used it around NAB for a shoot in Vegas and absolutely loved it. I checked it out in his garage...
It was just an aerie deja-vu... I have been walking by several prototypes of the rover for about 2 years at Backstage Studio Equipment... As it turned out they build it and that was it. It all started when I send Colin Hudson to get a decent cart from them and over the next couple of months it developed into something very different... the only thing that stayed from the initial prototype is the Magliner Loading Nose.

I guess they resurrected the design after all...



BTW: Colin finally when in another direction. Here's what he came up with...

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#11 Christopher TJ McGuire SOC

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 10:18 PM

Hi,
I'm hoping to go try it out for myself over the next couple of weeks. I'll let you know how I get on.

Cheers Chris.
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#12 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 10:48 PM

Wow - just got in the door from a shoot where I could have REALLY used it. Key Grip and I both wished we had an ATV, but things changed so much from the scout.... Ended up on a Western.....

Any of them coming to NYC???
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#13 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 12:36 AM

Has anyone seen or used the 'Cinerover', yet?
They say they're only renting them at the moment, but will be selling in the near future.


Hi Chris, yes I used it on a casino job the day before NAB as Erwin mentioned. I first used it the week before that at the Lake Arrowhead workshop and knew right away it would be the perfect for long shots. We did the whole day mounted to the CineRover with some shots in the casino at least 1000 feet or more.

It's a relatively simple chariot style chair that breaks down to fit even in a small import sized car and assembles just as easily. I found it very stable to get on and off of and it's CG is such that I never felt like I was anywhere close to tipping over. You can set it up with two dually swivel wheels in the back or one single swivle set in the center rear. The other thing I like about it is that once you are seated and leaning your chest against the ample pad, there are two back rests that slide in from the rear sides at an angle that keep you centered.

They have a few versions of it including at least one with a comm system and rear mount monitor for the dolly grips.
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#14 Charles Papert

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 11:10 AM

At Arrowhead we assaulted their rep (with her encouragement!) with a stream of suggestions and thoughts regarding this device which were due to be passed on and evaluated. Thus it is well assumed to be a work-in-progress but it has a lot of good features and possibilities, and most importantly is built modularly so it can be reconfigured for a specific shot as needed. I've considered it for a few gigs since but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:34 PM

I rented the Cinerover last weekend. We used the vehicle for fairly normal operation, but on the sand. We were flying a Element Technica, SI-2K 3D rig. The vehicle worked well for our application, but there was a potentially disastrous situation a moment after we removed the camera, sled and arm from the vertical post. The vertical post, which is hinged at the bottom and held erect with a single bolt, failed entirely and crashed into the sand. The bolt, which was welded broke at the weld. It is a very, very good thing that this had not happened while the 3d camera rig was on it!

Evidently it was a 350 dollar bolt, at least that is what I was charged for it.
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