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Kevin Kisling

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Kevin Kisling last won the day on September 28 2019

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    Steadicam Aero 30
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    Los Angeles

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  1. Hello! I'm looking for a backup docking bracket for my Master Sled. I don't have the money for a Hill bracket. If anyone has one, please comment/message me! Los Angeles based. Thanks
  2. With the Master Sled, you'll most def get in shape! Please do!
  3. Haha, I've also been on that search as well! The weight actually isn't that bad, I'm sure it's heavier than more modern rigs, but my rig also has the electronics from the k section removed. The k section does make the rig feel LONG, even when the post is as short as it goes, it feels long. But I'm also coming from an Aero30, which is much shorter. The k section also acts as a sail in the wind. So far I think the gimbal has been great. And I don't think I've had any vibration issues caused by the sled. If you are in LA, feel free to message me and you can check out my rig and see how you like it!
  4. Hey Nick, I have a Aero30 for sale if you are interested. Kevin
  5. Hey Joel, I bought a Master Series back in July of this year, I don't know if anything is "wrong" with the gimbals, though I just had my serviced by Robert Luna. So far I've been very happy with my rig. Feel free to message me if you want to talk more about what using a Master Series Rig is like nowadays!
  6. I would also like to know what to do in this situation!
  7. Yes I did! and a Master vest. I picked up the one Kyle Sauer was selling.
  8. Looking for framing tips/ideas for shots with a kid and adult in the same frame. Don’t know height of the actors yet, but young woman age ~11 and man age ~30. I imagine the 2 shot might be tricky and would love how other operators have tackled this situation. What lens, high/low mode, anything else is welcome! Thanks y'all!!
  9. Hi Corey! I just made the jump to a big rig THIS WEEK from an Aero 30. A number of things made me make the jump. The jobs that were starting to come my way were beginning to hover at the 20lbs threshold of the Aero. Whenever they went over, I could always work out a way to cut the weight to make it work. But I was getting tired of stressing over it. I was getting tired of trying to get specifics for camera packages that, sometimes the camera team didn't know until the last min. Just adding a 2nd motor and going from a 28mm lens to a heavy 40mm lens made me come very close to going over weight a handful of times. I didn't want the stress and anxiety to bleed over to my operating or interactions. And knowing that to go further with a career as a steadicam operator, I knew I'd would have to upgrade, and if not now, then when. I landed on the fact that there will never be a "perfect" time to upgrade. I had been considering it for quite some time. I went the used route with a master series rig. Take some time to consider it, what you can afford, what you could put on a credit card, ask for from friends/family etc... And more than likely, you'll know when the time is right. Best of luck!!!
  10. Hi Chris, I have an Aero30 I'm looking to sell, feel free to message me about it!! Kevin
  11. Welcome Caleb! You can totally get hired with a Zephyr rig. But like Benjamin said, you need to be award of the weight limit. You can totally fly a mini/RED/Varicam LT/etc.., I've flown those and I use the Aero 30 rig, which is the zephyr vest and a-30/zephyr arm, and aero sled. When flying a Zephyr or Aero rig, at least in my experience, you learn how to cut weight when you go over your weight max, or are coming close. There are many pros to starting on the Zephyr rig when you are new, it is less of an investment in cost for one and flying lighter rigs can be more difficult, they tend to be more squirrelly. So starting on one will make you work hard on the basics and when you move to a big rig, it'll be much easier! Feel free to message me, I also am selling my Aero30 if you are interested. Oh and be sure to take a workshop!! Happy flying!
  12. I posted this on facebook, but I also wanted to ask here as well. Besides Calicocam and MK-V who mods Master Series? Anyone in Los Angeles? For servicing, does anyone still service the Master sled in Los Angeles? I've been told Tiffen no longer does and Cramped Attic services them in Canada. I'd like to find someone nearby. Thanks for the help!
  13. I think you could fix it on your own if they send you the part. If the bolt isn't holding it in place, be sure to tighten the 6 bolts in the picture above to make the socket block hold tighter on the center spar. That should help too
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