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Laney Naling

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    Proline Raven and Proline Arm with Tiffen Compact Vest
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    Chicago, IL

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  1. I'm about to get a used rig from a friend, it's a Proline Raven sled and a Proline arm. I'm also getting a vest but was advised to get a new one as this piece was pretty worn. I was thinking of investing in a Tiffen Exo Vest. It's an adjustable one size vest but wanted to know the smallest dimensions it can be. When talking with customer service, they're not sure about mixing Proline with Tiffen. I've heard about the Universal socket block and how you can have one brand of an arm but a different branded vest. I'm not getting any information on whether Proline has this. Anyone have any insight? Thanks guys!
  2. Exactly what Tim said, once her dress covers up the frame I believe that's where they cut. I'm glad you both enjoy this shot as well!
  3. Jeongwoo, here's the link! However, this was the only website I can find with extension posts. I'm not sure if this would fit nor work. I was told this rig was a Zephyr but with further inspection (and removing tape to reveal labels) I believe it's a heavily modified Frankenstein build meant to act similar to a Zephyr. I know for sure that the arm is a Glide Gear DNA 6001 though, and have found the arm post could be removed when unscrewed from the bottom. First two images are of the arm post I had originally and it's assembly. The last three are the makeshift arm rod extension I made. The adapter I mentioned I had to return to a friend. Thankfully, the builds I've had were very medium weight and didn't feel like anything would bust. If I felt incredibly unsafe with the build though I'd use gaff tape as a last minute measure. I'm sure there's safer alternatives but I'm just not sure where to go from here aside from buying actual arm posts or getting stronger rods or using my own tie downs/screws that I wouldn't already be using on my rig. Thank you both!
  4. This scene in total is about 4 minutes and I believe I can see a break between two shots that they edited into one. I was lucky to be in a Q & A with the actors where they said the steadicam op, Chris Haarhoff was given little direction especially at the point of the argument. I love this movie, and although the moves are simple they're very telling to the story!
  5. Hi Tom, I have the Glide Gear's DNA 6002 Arm. I was able to use a 9mm aluminum threaded rods (that I've stacked from time to time) with an adapter 3/8" 1/4" so it can fit onto my gimbal. However, I wasn't sure which option was the safest. How were you able to create your own arm posts? Also would it be better to invest in real arm posts than my alternative? Thank you for this!
  6. Hi there! Fairly new to steadicam, I have a zephyr rig and the arm post I was given was around 4 inches / 2.54 cm. I'm 4'11" or 149cm and most of the projects I have been on the subjects have been at 5'6" at the shortest. For the most part, I was just lifting my rig and barely putting weight on my arm in order to get to their eye level which makes the arm sort of useless. I was told by a friend that I should get longer arm posts and have found only one website on it so far but I could be missing something. Any tips on where I should start looking ? What's a good range of sizes for someone my stature? How I should go about traveling with several of these on me? I use a large pelican for the arm, vest, and dock while the sled I carry by itself. Thanks guys!
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