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chris fawcett

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  1. Tiffen makes two sizes of bar clamps for the weights, and also an adjustable return-monitor mount that will carry them. Most important to know is rod spacing, as the clamps, I believe, are universal. I suggest you get in touch directly with Tiffen for better info. All the best, Chris
  2. Tiffen makes two sizes of bar clamps for the weights, and also an adjustable return-monitor mount that will carry them. Most important to know is rod spacing, as the clamps, I believe, are universal. I suggest you get in touch directly with Tiffen for better info. All the best, Chris
  3. Hi Marc, We have no set plans as yet, though I'm thinking the Queen Mary workshop is as good a place and time as any. All the best, Chris
  4. I love the LX. It's genuinely my second-favourite vest! Chris
  5. Alec, If the payload allows, I'll do just that! All the best, Chris
  6. Markus, If you intend to operate yourself. Please consider taking a workshop. Steadicam is not something you can learn well on your own. Better still, employ someone that has. All the best, Chris Chris
  7. Thanks Alec! I look forward to re-doing the comparison with the detuned Titan, and 2 canisters, if possible. See you at NAB? Chris
  8. Hi Marcus, You're welcome, and for sure, we'd like to see and hear more about your workespecially if you do use Steadicam. I'd advise you to get in touch with a local operator to discuss its use. I do a lot of Steadicam documentary work, and I can attest to its usefulness. All the best, Chris
  9. Yes, like I said, let's redo the test. I'm all for it.
  10. Kevin, I'd love to redo these tests with the arm tuned as you suggest. I'll be in LA in April. Maybe we can work something out. All the best, Chris
  11. Colleagues, I’ve been wanting to play with a GPI Pro Titan arm for ages, so a big thanks to Grant Culwell for lending me his. I can immediately see why people love this arm. It’s robust and beautifully made—though the G70x is lighter and has a couple of inches more boom range. The main differences seem to be that the Pro arm works right of of the box, whereas the G70x is tuneable for ride control. Here is a series of comparison tests of the two arms with the G70x arm tuned to 3/4 iso. I’m curious to know what you think. All the best, Chris https://youtu.be/EQiw7b1U8GI
  12. Marcus, Welcome. This is a real-name forum, so please change your profile to show your whole name. You might get more answers that way. I think Steadicam might be a great way to film earthquakes—if you just happened to be in the rig at the time, which is ridiculously unlikely. The Steadicam system would isolate the camera to a great extent from the quake, so you'd see the ground moving relative to the camera. However, if you did chance to be wearing the rig, you'd have the risk of falling down and hurting yourself. Attachment to a wall is tricky, especially if the wall falls down. If you are thinking of wall mounting, as Keith suggests, look at Flowcine's Black Arm instead. Steadicam needs hands-on attention. Come back with more information, and we'll try to help you further. All the best, Chris
  13. I've done low-mode like this, working on the principle that at least three turns of even a single 3/8:16 will hold a body, and I always get two 3/8s in. The rear washer trick is just for stability—I offer no personal guarantees on that one, but you know where I live, and you can come burn my house down. Chris
  14. :) Let us know if that gets you low enough! Happy holidays, Chris
  15. Hey Tom, Thanks for that. I didn't see your reply when I posted the same information :) Happy holidays all! Chris
  16. (Page 7 in the manual:) All the best, Chris
  17. Hi Axel, Have you tried this position?
  18. It's a combination of operator preference, voodoo, and unreliable sensory perception. Whatever works for you is best! Chris
  19. It will work. The PRO arm socket block is a little undersized, but only by a thou or so. What often doesn't work is using a Steadicam arm with a PRO vest. The Steadicam arm can get stuck. So, you're OK. All the best, Chris
  20. We're holding another Steadicam Gold Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, October 16-21. Come join! http://tiffen.com/steadicam/upcomingworkshops/ (website under construction)
  21. We're holding another Steadicam Gold Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, October 16-21. Come join! (website under construction) http://tiffen.com/steadicam/upcomingworkshops/
  22. Hi there Jess, Sorry to hear that. If you contact Joe Wilbur, I'm sure he'll send you a new peice of velcro. Part number is 815-7895-03 (though give him the details, just in case I got it wrong). Make sure you apply the new Velcro nice and warm, otherwise t won't stick well. jwilbur@tiffen.com I hope this cures your problem. All the best, Chris
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