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Chris Freilich

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    XCS/Pro hybrid
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    Atlanta

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  1. Hi all, I've been operating for about 2 years now, using a Pro vest that I had my friend help me fit. It has been working for me pretty well, but the past couple of days I've been doing work where I need to stay static for 10 minutes or more, and I've found that it's really hurting the front of my hip bones, especially my right hip. (I work normal, not goofy.) So, I just went ahead and went through Jack's video on adjusting the Pro vest on the GPI web site. I'm about 5'11", and to get the bottom of the lower cushion to be approximately on my hip bones rather than below them, I needed t
  2. Call me and we can practice with my cage! Not quite as beefy as your steel plate, though!
  3. Not sure where to post this, but being a Newbie, figured this was the best bet. Does anyone near Long Beach have a Pro Center Post tool I could borrow for an hour today? Thanks! Chris Freilich
  4. I wrote to Terry yesterday about the issue I had. He had built me a replacement cable and was going to send it out to me, but then he said I could bring my sled and batteries to him if I wanted to go over everything with him. I went up this afternoon and we plugged everything in, and it seems pretty clear that the sled is providing the proper 24V to the ports and the cable is properly bringing that power to the camera. We tested his newly built replacement cable, with the same results. Without the Alexa on there, there is no popping breaker. So, it seems like perhaps there was a ground leak so
  5. So, I just got back from my first Alexa job, and I tried to use my brand new 24V power cable from Terry West, and when I switched the 12V/24V switch to 24V, the camera breaker pops immediately. New cable, new CineLive sled, new batteries. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
  6. Thanks Brett, that is very informative! I'm going to have to print it out and study it a bit!
  7. Hi all, Just starting out, freshly out of a great workshop with Chris Haarhoff and Andrew Rowlands, and I've finally gotten together my equipment package, which is a Pro CineLive rig with a Gen 4 battery rack. I have questions about how to power cameras and accessories off of this rig. There is a 12v/24v switch, and a large number of different connectors which seem to provide 12V, 24V or both. I assume that the 12V/24V switch switches all of the outputs that can supply both voltages? What about the outputs that are 12V only... will they still supply 12V power when in 24V mode? Same
  8. Hi all, I have a Model III vest that is missing a rivet in the shoulder clasp. I imagine there is probably someone in the Los Angeles area that could replace that rivet very easily, but don't know where to start looking. Any suggestions? Thanks! Chris
  9. Hi all, I'm just about finished putting together my first sled, and I'll be participating in Chris Haarhoff's beginner's workshop this weekend. I'm very excited, but I just need this one last piece of the puzzle to complete my sled so I can use it during the workshop and start getting the hang of it. The specific item is the GAD2-2” docking ring from Jerry Hill. I've got one on order from him, but they are backordered, and I'm realizing that I need another one anyway, so I'm putting the word out. Anybody got a spare that they'd like to part with? Thanks, Chris
  10. I used to own a DV Steadicam, and I think the battery was purpose-built for it. It looked almost like it was 6 AA batteries all wired together and shrink-wrapped with two wires coming out ending in an unusual small plastic male connector that plugged into the battery compartment of the rig. Perhaps Tiffen has the actual specs, and you could have one made? Good luck! - Chris
  11. Hi all, My name is Chris Freilich, and I am a pre-newbie. I've been shooting for about nine years, though, and recently started thinking seriously about making a go at Steadicam operating. Unfortunately, I just missed the October SOA workshop, but I'm now signed up for the May workshop in Pennsylvania. I've taken to heart the advice I've read here about waiting until attending a workshop before investing in a rig, so my question to you would be, how should spend my time in the coming months preparing for a potential fledgling career in Steadicam? Here's what I'm already doing: 1
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