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Bjorn Schumacher_66340

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About Bjorn Schumacher_66340

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  • Birthday 01/20/1983

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  1. You van do iT remote with the Skater Scope https://www.pstechnik.de/en/skater-scope-pl-pl/a-1059/
  2. What u should keep in mind is that how faster you go, how bigger risks are. In other words, it's a matter of keeping the load (rig+camera) secure not only in stationary but also in situations where speed decreases of increases drastically, like a emergency stop, speedbump, holes in the road, ect. ect. There are some kind of rules in here where u need to calculate this risk. U might understand now that using suction cups only might not be the best idea in this situation, they are more a nice tool instead of a standard to built a rig with. Also u might consider to brace the camera with a 2nd or 3rd support on top to avoid vibrations and shaking of the camera. Some babypins screwed on top of the camera and some gobo arms might help u with that. Last tip: if u use ratchet straps ALWAYS secure the loose ends! I always roll them up and secure them with tie-wraps AND tape to avoid them getting in or around the wheels of the car. Please believe me, if they do they will definitely tear you complete rig, bonnet and / or door apart. Good luck, Bjorn
  3. If u want to buy a slider just for fun and to swing it in to the set once a month than a Dana Dolly might be good. If u want some serious equipment with endless possibilities, take a look at the Twin Kit dolly systems from Solid Grip systems. It's not only just a very good slider, it's a very nice tool which helps you in difficult circumstances and you can expand the package as far as you want. For example, you can turn it to a truss dolly with 2 extra brackets and you can extend the tracks as long as you want! Don't feel like buying the whole kit? You can use the dolly itself on regular (ladder) truss aswell, it's all compatible ;-) Got curious? Check it here: http://www.solidgripsystems.eu/products2/twindolly/twindolly/ P.s. i'm not a salesman, just a satisfied and enthusiastic user ;-)
  4. I know this jib and worked successfully with it before. This accident was caused by a absolute lack of balance on the jib arm. No matter how high a jib arm is on that column, if it's in balance, things are fine, the jib is designed to carry a camera, DOP and AC. Thinking that the rod mounted between the jib arm and dolly replaces the purpose of the counterweights is a stupid thought and causes accidents like these. For those who are interested, the jib used in the video was the Movietech DuoJib with the Movietech Magnum dolly. Here a quote from the Duojib user manual: (Link, page 17) Attention: Before set-up and at all times during operation, ensure that either Drive Ramp 3 or 4 is selected. Do not operate the Duo Jib on Drive Ramp 1 or 2. In the event of a power failure due to an electronical or battery cut out, it is recommended to have an appropriate ladder to enable the camera crew to dismount. Attention: Do not use pneumatic wheels when mounting or operating the Duo Jib! 1. Extend all 4 wheel arms of the Basic Dolly fully (pos. 1, page 8). 2. Mount the middle section (pos. 16, photo 3) of the Duo Jib onto the column by connecting it to the Euro Adapter Mount. 3. Connect the Connector Rod (pos. 7, photo 3) to the Anchor Bracket on the column (pos. 9, photo 3). Insure that the Automatic Locking Pins are locked securely. 4. Connect the Connector Rod (pos. 7, photo 3) to the Anchor Bracket of the Duo Jib of the Duo Jib (pos.5, photo 3). Insure that the Automatic Locking Pins are locked securely. 5. Lock the middle section securely with the fixing lock (pos. 8 photo 3). 6. Mount the end section (pos. 4, photo 3) and tighten securely with the end section lock (pos. 18, photo 3). 7. Attach the Counterweight Triangle (pos. 3, photo 3) to end section. 8. Connect the parallelogram rod (pos. 19, photo 3) to middle section and counterweight triangle. Insure that the connection pins (pos. 1 and 17, photo 3) connect correctly. 9. On the lower connection of the front section (pos. 14, photo 3), mount, High / Low Rig (pos. 13, photo 3). Insure that locking lever ( pos. 12, photo 3) is locked securely. 10. Connect the Platform (pos. 10, photo 3) to High / Low Rig. Insure that locking lever (pos. 11, photo 3) is locked securely. Maximum Payload capacity incl. 2 pers = 220kg / 485 lbs. For other versions see the following pages. 11. Insure that all connections are locked and tightened correctly. No more than two counterweights should be loaded whilst the platform is unloaded. As a general rule of thumb, for one person on the platform attach 4 or 5 counterweights, for two persons on the platform attach 8 or 10 counterweights. When operating the Duo Jib attention must be payed when mounting and dismounting the platform. By two-man operation, remove the extra counterweights before one person dismounts i.e. no more than four or five counterweights should be left connected. Before the second person dismounts, reduce the amount of counterweights to three. It is not recommended to drive the Duo Jib when the platform is unloaded and counterweights are attached. At all times attention must be payed to balance.
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