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#1 Colin Donahue

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:40 PM

I am shooting in Santa Fe New Mexico for the next few weeks and I just found out I need a vehicle mount for a gator. Does anybody know of one near by for rent or have one they could ship?

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#2 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 01:12 PM

I am shooting in Santa Fe New Mexico for the next few weeks and I just found out I need a vehicle mount for a gator. Does anybody know of one near by for rent or have one they could ship?

colin donahue

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Hey Collin,
I was on location in the middle of no where and needed a vehicle mount for a pick-up truckand a gator, so I made one out of speed rail and connected the socket block from my vest to it.

Call me I can ship it to you, or you can call Theresa over at Eastwood Productions and they have a Garfield mount that you can rent. 818-704-7873

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#3 MarkKaravite

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 11:53 AM

Hey Collin,

Sounds like it's time to buy one for yourself. Walter Klassen makes a great vehicle mount, and it's reasonably priced around $800. It is adjustable just like the socket block for his back mounted harness. It will mount to speedrail or a mitchell mount.

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Here's the link to Walter's site, & the hard mount:

http://www.walterkla...ehiclemount.htm

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#4 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 01:42 PM

Hey Collin,

Sounds like it's time to buy one for yourself. Walter Klassen makes a great vehicle mount, and it's reasonably priced around $800. It is adjustable just like the socket block for his back mounted harness. It will mount to speedrail or a mitchell mount.

Mark Karavite
A Camera / Steadicam Operator
mkaravite@comcast.net

Here's the link to Walter's site, & the hard mount:

http://www.walterkla...ehiclemount.htm

Mark Karavite
A Camera / Steadicam Operator
mkaravite@comcast.net

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Or Collin, you can buy one . . . .LOL . . . .
as Mark stated the Klassen one works pretty awesome . . . .

Hope your shoot is going well . . .don't let those people take advantage of you !!!
safety first!!

Peace Out
Rob
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:58 PM

Hey Collin,
I was on location in the middle of no where and needed a vehicle mount for a pick-up truckand a gator, so I made one out of speed rail and connected the socket block from my vest to it.

Call me I can ship it to you, or you can call Theresa over at Eastwood Productions and they have a Garfield mount that you can rent. 818-704-7873

Peace Out
Rob
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Hello,

I have been reading and reading and I'm unclear on what I need.

I need to do a 30 min continuous shot on the beach along the waters edge. Exactly like a POV of a runner minus the bounce.

I was thinking a 4 wheeler would work at about 8 mph. I'm trying to figure out if I need a steadicam with that Klassen mount to hard mount the steadicam OR is there a hard mount that can do some stabilization other than a steadicam?

If I used a car any suggestions??? I just don't know if a car mount is good enough. I know I can do some stablization in post but clearly want the smoothest possible solution.

I guess my question is. How the heck can I get a stable shot that long up the beach? Steadicam or mount... AND where the heck can I rent or hire that in LA or orange county?

Thank you for your time...

paul
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#6 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:28 PM

Steadicam on the front of a 4 wheeler or camera truck would work great. As to where you could find it I am available.... :-) Have a hardmount, no 4 wheeler but I am sure we could scrounge one and a good driver up.

Depending on the beach 4 wheeler might be better than camera truck because it would be easier to keep on the smooth wet sand.

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#7 paulk

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:47 AM

Steadicam on the front of a 4 wheeler or camera truck would work great. As to where you could find it I am available.... :-) Have a hardmount, no 4 wheeler but I am sure we could scrounge one and a good driver up.

Depending on the beach 4 wheeler might be better than camera truck because it would be easier to keep on the smooth wet sand.

~Jess


I appreciate the response. I agree the 4 wheeler would be best. Do you think we could get very smooth footage up the beach for 30 min? I mean physically as an operator? it's no problem... OR we would mount it to the 4 wheeler? We can throw a hpx170 or red one on your set up, easy?

What kind of steadicam are you working with?

Send me an email with what you would charge to come down to San Clemente for the day. I say the day but it would probably be 4 hours or less work... We just need to go up the coast a few times :) I'm trying to figure all this out for these people with a big idea. I am an editor and motion graphic artist so producer is not my favorite roll, I appreciate the help. paul@paulkerby.com
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#8 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 02:49 PM

Griptrix, has a great electric nearly silent quad, the are lots of mount spots a great chair and great drivers.

I used it for three 12 hour days, it worked great

Google them

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