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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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  1. The dock timer is an interesting idea. That could be a fun experiment to learn about possible shot efficiency, or like you said, just how much time you actually spent in the rig. HR monitor wouldn't change anything shot wise; it would just be for personal use to better learn where my resting HR is at and where my active HR is at during the day.
  2. Hey Friends! I was curious if people use fitness trackers or heart rate monitor to keep an eye on their HR in between shots? I'm looking for one for cycling and the thought crossed my mind that it could serve another purpose. I'd love recommendations for fitness trackers/HRM if y'all use them!
  3. Thanks for the help! Master sled and Master arm. I am trying with a lighter touch, different hand positions etc... as well as the heel to toe and toe to heal. I think both are helping and require more practice and experimentation. I also did a more normal walk and removed my hand and didn't see any micro adjustments. I am also doing a roughly 3 second drop time. Thanks for the advice and taking time out of your day to help! I'll follow up after more practice.
  4. Hey friends! Been practicing slow creeps and I wanted to see if anyone has tips/advice for them overall, handgrip, arm tuning, walking, etc... Sometimes I feel like I see a micro pan and then my correction. Wanted to check in with the hive mind to learn and improve.
  5. I never replied but thanks for the info! would love to see the video as well.
  6. Even though this thread is old, I would like to chat with y'all about it. I have a master sled and I would love to upgrade to a top stage that is field serviceable or at least one with parts that are available. @Afton Grant do you have any more of those boxes? And if not, who made them for you?
  7. 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
  8. With the Master Sled, you'll most def get in shape! Please do!
  9. 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!
  10. Hey Nick, I have a Aero30 for sale if you are interested. Kevin
  11. 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!
  12. I would also like to know what to do in this situation!
  13. Yes I did! and a Master vest. I picked up the one Kyle Sauer was selling.
  14. 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!!
  15. 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!!!
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