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Kim Alister Worthington

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  1. Sorry for the delayed reply... like one year late! Ive used this head on 2 features now, and an Amazon TV serial. Actually I love it. It’s so lightweight, yet strong, and this a major benefit for me being able to move the unit (with camera) from dolly to techno or whatever. stabilisation is as good as any higher priced head, even on longer focal lengths. Alexa 65 was a walk in the park, once we developed a sensible camera build. My experience with this head always starts with some skepticism from the DP and operator, and always finishes with a strong nod of approval. I st
  2. Hi Brett. I haven't yet taken delivery of my unit, but I hope to have it within the next week. I did however spend a day at Arri in Munich investigating the head before I decided to purchase, so I can answer your questions a little, if that helps. By backpan compensation you are meaning that the camera maintains its heading, no matter the panning action of the crane? Yes it does, by default. But you can disable this by activating 'follow' mode. The roll axis has 180 degrees of movement in total, no matter if the head is hanging or perching. (or cantilevered!) I haven't had the opportuni
  3. Hi all... Setting up a new remote head for rental, and was fully intending on purchasing Transvideos 15 cinemonitor HD as part of the package. And then an operator friend of mine mentioned when he is on the wheels he prefers a smaller size monitor to operate from, which I hadnt thought about before. But it makes sense... So the question is, for all you experienced remote head operators out there, which size monitor do you prefer when youre on a remote? Thanks in advance for your thoughtful replys...
  4. Hi Satsuki. This head is called the Atlas 7, and is manufactured by Ronford. It is the updated version of the F7 you are familiar with. It is far superior to the lambda in that it is much faster and easier to configure, and weighs less. Cos the lambda is like a ships anchor, right?
  5. Maybe something like this? But nice slow creeps on a slider are a bit of a nuisance. Try and take a dolly if you can:)
  6. 6'6" (2 metre) slider for sale. Manufactured by GFM, this is a professional grade unit capable of handling the heaviest camera packages. Super smooth even on a 290mm lens due to its recirculating bearings. Sold with accessories including a pair of levelling feet for mounting on apple boxes or similar, a pair of scaffold tube adaptors for process trailer work or mounting in stands. 150mm bowl OR mitchell mount, not sold with both, sorry! Also included is a flight case for the precision ground stainless steel tubes, but you would have to disassemble the slider to make use of this case. Due to
  7. Struggling to upload multiple photos but here is a shot of the 3 different lengths. Actually the shortest piece is 50cm, not 30cm as originally stated. There are 9 x 2.3m pieces.
  8. Dolly track for sale- Grip Factory Munich stainless steel and aluminum construction. 9 x 2.3 lengths, plus one 30cm and one 90 cm. Excellent condition, no bumps or dings. Surplus to requirements these days and I'm based in EUROPE. Looking for 400 euros per length sold individually or 3000 euro as a complete lot.
  9. I guess its just a standard grip umbrella... but the ones I brought are very well made and tough. And i was able to insert and rivet a junior pin in the bottom with no machining. This is the link http://www.sheerspeed.com/jointers-umbrella-68ft-5105-p.asp Like I say, I have the original Ben Bell in my truck (it's 20 years old now!), and I have access to Arri Rentals copies, but none of the grips here like using them as they do take a bit more work to put up and take down.
  10. Clearly an error in the flighthead. Flighthead can handle the optima 24-290 with no problems on a tracking vehicle, let alone a techno 30. Some error in the tuning of the gyros for sure.
  11. Hi.... I spent a lot of time a few years ago sorting out brollies in my truck, so I have a certain level of knowledge about them, trivial as that may sound. The kiwi umbrella you mention was known as the 'Ben Bell', after its designer and manufacturer. Sadly he left the industry some years ago but now makes great worm farm/ compost bins! The Ben Bells haven't been manufactured in years, but a few antipodean gaffers and grips have kept a supply maintained. I have one left myself... The modern version is shite. Then again I'm not a great fan of modern studio equipment anyway... The only other
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