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Brian Nelligan

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About Brian Nelligan

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    Camera Operator
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    Austin, TX
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    Sony FS7

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    http://www.briannelligan.com
  1. Basically trying to fund a new set of glass! Check out some of the videos on vimeo or youtube to see it in action. Most of my clients don't need much gimbal work unfortunately.
  2. $5000 takes it. Upgrades & accessories: 4th Axis bracket docks gimbal onto steadicam arm (diameter: Zolinger/Came 0.630"/16mm) 2 Helix Power Pack batteries Wireless Joystick Custom Carrying Case Helix 15mm Rail Adapter Lemo to 4 way D-Tap Splitter Heavy Duty Camera Plate Helix Material: Aluminum
  3. Price lowered to only $5300 + shipping! This kit retails for $5900 new. This rig is in excellent condition.
  4. I am selling a Letus Helix 4-axis gimbal with several accessories in like new condition. Asking $5400 plus shipping. Options: 4th Axis Spacer Diameter: Zolinger 0.630" (16mm) , 4th Axis Attachment: Top Handle , Helix Power Pack: Yes, with two batteries (+$457.00) , Wireless Option: Yes (FREE $99 Value) , Joystick: Yes (+$124.00) , 2nd Operator Mode Ready (RC): No , Helix Carrying Case: Yes (+$399.00) , Helix 15mm Rail Adapter: Yes (+$84.00) , Camera Power Cable: Lemo to 4 way D-Tap Splitter (+$124.00) , Helix Camera Plate: Heavy Duty Camera Plate (+$99.00) , Helix Material: Aluminum The Letus Helix is a one or three axis modular camera stabilizer system. It utilizes the optical center of the camera for both balance and image stabilzation. Originally designed to roll the camera on optical center, the Helix has evolved from a 1 axis auto-horizon system to a full blown, hand-held, 4 axis stabilizer. Key Features: Lightweight - Every effort was made to shave out as much material as possible. The skeleton design provides a light weight frame work without sacrificing strength. Optically Centered - Our patent pending design balances the camera on its optical center. This allows you to do nodal point rolls and greatly aids in image stabilization since the image sensor movement is reduced significantly compared to off-center stabilizers. Absurdly Fast Setup - Because we balance every thing around the optical center of the camera, setup is crazy fast. You can be up and running in a matter of minutes, not hours. Helix is designed to be a tool anyone can pick up and use easily. Balancing is a Breeze - Ask a traditional helicopter camera gimbal operator to change a lens mid shoot and watch them cringe. Not so with Helix. Re-balancing the Helix after a lens changes is simply a matter of sliding a single axis forward or back. You can be back up and running without missing a beat. Right Side Up - Other devices on the market are simply helicopter gimbals with a handle attached to the top. This upside down approach works great in the air but is awkward on the ground. We designed ours for "hands" not "helicopters". Flat Bottom Design - Call us crazy but we don't think you should have to carry around a special rig to hang your stabilizer up. You should be able to just set it down! Because we designed Helix from the ground up rather than the sky down, it has a flat bottom. Simply set it down and, viola, it sits there calmly waiting for the next shot. Modular - One, two, or three axis or even 4 axis. It's your choice! The Helix system can be built up or torn down to accommodate your needs. Use one axis on top of a SteadiCamâ„¢for an auto-horizon solution. Switch to a three axis setup to go full handheld, or fully rig the set up with the 4 axis and SteadiCamâ„¢ vest and arm that allow for an all day shoot. The choice is yours. The patent pending 4th Axis - one of a kind solution for the Letus Helix as well as any other exisiting stablelizing systems on the market. It's the cruise control feature in the operating of the Helix 3 axis system. It allows the operator to realistically utilize the high payload capability of the Helix system (16-20 lbs) without breaking his/her arms and back. The 4th axis can either rest on a third pary balancing system such as Steadicam with all 3 axes in function. When flipped over to the top, it can be attached to a handle to provide yet another handling point for a low angle shooting as well as top mounting option for jib or crane. Production Proof - In a real production environment, you need a bullet proof design. We carefully designed the Helix to be a clean, ready-to-use rig that didn't have wires dangling about and awkward, non-standard powering solutions. Designed for Film Makers - From day one the Helix was designed for film makers. It is not a re-purposed design with fragments from the RC helicopter world still clinging to the frame. It is designed to be easily utilized without adding to an already complex film making workflow.
  5. I for one am against the zipper, velcro is easier. What I've actually been wanting to do is replace the velcro on my pouch with a magnet. It's silent so you can open it while they're rolling and it'll never wear out. Love the idea of the built in light.
  6. Thanks for the replies. I think I'm going to order this one. I found a number of sites that sold modified magliners and parts. I thought maybe I could save some money by assembling it myself but it's cheaper to buy it pre-built. I'm looking forward to customizing it. In addition to the tripod hooks I also upgraded to the 10" spinning rims! = )
  7. I'm going to be buying a camera cart soon and was looking for some advice. I found one that seems like a pretty good balance between quality/price and is customizable. Is this a good price? Is there any other place to buy camera carts besides filmtools.com? Here's the one I'm looking at Thanks, Brian
  8. Thanks for posting your gear, it's very similar to what I carry. I am curious though how you attach your canned air to your belt. I've been meaning to come up with something so I'm not always reaching for my bag. Thanks, Brian
  9. Thanks everyone for your replies! I think I'll look around a little more.
  10. I'm shopping around for a laser rangefinder and I'm looking at the BOSCH DLR165 and the Hilti PD 4, does anyone have any experience with either brand or model? I've read plenty of reviews but I wanted to see how these performed when used for getting focus marks. Since neither of these models have a viewer I know they will not be ideal for bright outdoor locations. I'm also open to suggestions for other laser rangefinders, but my budget is under $200, most of the shoots I work on are low budget. Thanks for any advice, Brian
  11. Yeah I've been meaning to put up a website, now that I've graduated I'll have time to work on it...right after this feature I'm working on. Thanks for your input! Brian
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