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Francois Archambault SOC

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  1. Mint condition WK SingleShot complete kit with the 3 elastic latex strength (light, Medium, Heavy), 1 x SingleShot standard adaptor for Klassen Harness, also 1 x optional Side adaptor, 1 x soft shell bag. Used only few times. Price buying a new unit is US$2790. --Asking US$2200 OBO, buyer pays all shipping costs.
  2. 2 GPI-PRO black canisters in perfect working order. A+ condition. New units are around $3300/each, --asking $4200 for both with the case. Buyer pays shipping. Cheers! Francois
  3. Selling 4 GPI-PRO canister kit for either Titan or Atlas arm. 2 Black canisters and 2 Blue canisters. Great condition! Ready to go! Price new is somewhere between $12,000 and $13,000 for the 4 of them--- ASKING: US$8000 OBO
  4. Finally, after a couple extra weeks of spring cleaning, I've put together a solid kit for sale. I tried to edit my original topic from 2 weeks ago, but I don't think it's possible, so here's a new topic. All in great shape, the kit is ready to go. The Battery Rack Gen 4 has a jumper block that has been modified so that all 3 batteries work together to feed 12v at 3 times the Amp/H. Price new: US$43,000. Asking US$32,000 OBO. Here are the components: -Betz-Tools top stage -Cine-live upper electronics -GPI-PRO telescopic centerpost 2 with HD cable -XCS-INC Gimbal with Ergo Handle 2 (regular XCS padded handle also included) -Boland 7" High Brightness monitor with Cam-Jam yoke and MK-V bracket -Cine-Live Lower electronics with 3 x 12v modified jumper block. (2nd original jumper block also included) -GPI-PRO Atlas Arm with 2 gray canisters and 2 armposts with clamps (one 6" and one 10") Padded bag included. -1 XCS dovetail plate, 1 Alexa Plate, 1 short Betz-Tools dovetail and 1 Arri sliding dovetail adaptor plate -1 Low mode D-Bracket -1 Jerry Hill Mag Dock 2 -1 Jerry Hill Gorelock 2 -3 x Jerry Hill docking clamps, fits Gorelock 2 and Mag Lock 2 -1 Robbie Carlson monitor rain cover -1 Robbie Carlson Arm rain cover -1 Robbie Carlson Cine-Live / Batteries rain cover -1 Arri Mini-mini LF Camera power cable -1 Sony Venice Camera power cable -1 American steadicam stand - Can include a Pelican case for shipping if needed. Asking: US$32,000 OBO
  5. Hi all, here's a GPI-PRO Cinelive sled for sale in great shape. I bought all the components new and I used it with great care. I never rented the rig out, it was always used by me. Here are the list of components from top to bottom, and if you need something you're not seeing here, let me know I may have it in my shop. I can throw in a pelican case if you want one, but I figured that with the price of shipping going up so much, the price of a new case is probably the same as shipping it..... Asking US$ 24,000 OBO. Thank you! - Betz-Tools top stage, with dovetail plate. - Cine-live upper electronics box - GPI-Pro 2 telescopic centerpost - GPI-Pro Gimbal with VZ handgrip and XCS Ergo handle - Boland 7” BVB07 High brightness monitor - Cam-Jam / MK-V telescopic monitor bracket - Cine-live lower electronics box - GPI-Pro battery rack lite (3 A/B plates) - Misc. Plates, cables and tools, Mag Dock 2, GAD2. US$24,000 OBO
  6. XCS Ergo handle for sale. This a right hand handle, meaning that your right hand on that handle, and the sled is hanging on your left. Will work on either a Pro or XCS gimbal. Very good shape, the bearings are very smooth. Had it as a BU option in my kit. US$750 OBO More stuff to come! Francois
  7. Hi all! It's the end of spring and I've been doing a bit of cleaning in my garage! I have an EFP blue spring arm for sale. It's in great shape and ready to fly. I've had this as a BU and also used it a few times with my special lightweight rig. I could have painted the spring covers, but looks better with a bit of patina... US$3000 OBO. More stuff to come! Cheers! Francois.
  8. Hey Joseph, would you be interested in an XCS ergo handle? It was on one of my Pro gimbals, works perfectly. Unless you're looking for a long handle so that you can do a Volt conversion? Anway, JIC, see attached pics.
  9. Gentlemen, I have an EFP blue springs arm available if any of you guys are interested. Arm in good shape and fully functional. I'm cleaning my garage, I have sooooo much shit.... Was checked and tuned 4-5 years ago and used it only a handful of times since. I had it for my extra lightweight running rig I have. Keep me posted! Francois
  10. Hi Amadeu, just wanted to see if you were still looking for a GPI-PRO Cinelive sled? I may have one for sale very soon. Keep me posted Francois
  11. Brand new, never used, XCS Ergo handle 2. For right handed operators (meaning your right hand is on the handle). Reason of selling? I have 3 of them on my rigs, and this one is... well... one too many... I believe the price new is US$1650 or thereabouts, selling it for USD$1000. IMG_4235.HEIC IMG_4239.HEIC IMG_4237.HEIC
  12. Arnold, can you give me the measurement of the back portion of the harness from bottom to highest point? (preferably the size/height of the carbon fibre shell itself, not the foam). Thank's Francois
  13. Hey Arnold, I'd like to purchase your harness. But before I commit, could you give me the serial number of the harness so I can check with Walter Klassen if the measurements are compatible. He/they keep the records of every harness they make in their files. I also have an older WK harness, but I'd like to upgrade to a newer version. The thing I want to double check with WK is the angle of the hips, as this can be a problem if it's very different than my own hip angle... Anyway, if I can confirm that, I'd proceed with the purchase. Keep me posted, Francois Archambault, S.O.C.
  14. Hi all, here's a complete digital Scorpio wireless follow focus system for sale, 3D ready software/firmware, Motion Generator kit, external zoom/focus/iris control, 4 digital motors (motors are also compatible with other digital FF systems), all in great condition (the picture with the pelican case has the 4th motor hidden in another compartment in the foam, it's not visible, but it's there and part of the sold kit.). The MDR is equipped with the Cinetape Data connector for Cinetape users. The kit will be at Cramped Attic Technology with David Hable here in Vancouver (Authorized ServiceVision dealer) and it will be ready to go on May 26th. FYI, I purchased this kit new and I've never rented it to others. It's been part of my steadicam package and I'm the only one that actually used it, so it's been well taken care of! Make me a reasonable offer! Francois Archambault, SOC 832393290_ScorpioTest.mp4
  15. there's also David Hable from Cramped Attic Technologies that will most certainly be able modify a jumper block to your needs. I had one modded by him a few years ago, all 3 batt positions at 12v, and he puts a bladed heat sink in front of the j-block to help keep the temp down. David is fantastic for all kinds of steadicam mods! http://www.crampedattic.com
  16. When I first saw that "Cotton balls" comment, I was immediately insulted. I said to myself: What a schmuck!!! But after a couple of minutes, I realized that the "problem" behind that comment had really nothing to do with me, but everything to do with Mr Jarvis himself. The first comment made here by William Demeritt was not only spot on, but it actually pointed directly at the real issue at hand: Chase Jarvis's total ignorance of the art of film-making, period. I rarely make comments on this site, but William's words on this guy prompted me to write this because it reminded me of a story, so here goes: I was working on a show with a great and famous director. We had a good thing going on set, sharing ideas and opinions and making sure we always stayed true to the story and the actors style etc. It was not a big feature, it was a pilot for a series. I, like everyone else on the set, shared and voiced opinions directly to Him all the time. He very much encouraged it, and He always listened to what you had to say. Our days were long and our schedule brutal. We were averaging 18 hours per day. Time was precious, but still, He always took the time to hear you out. He would then say: "…hey! great idea! let's do that…" Or he'd say: "...no, can't do that because...…", always taking the time to explain why he couldn't go with your idea. Anyway, one day (actually it was a night shoot…), He was standing beside me at my dolly (He almost never ever sat down…), both of us an eye on what the DP was doing. So I decided to ask Him why, being this big-shot director, working on this tight crazy schedule that we had, He would always take the time to listen to his crew instead of simply calling for whatever he wanted and having them done. His reply was very much like William's comment. This Big shot director's answer was this: "… you're right, this is MY crew. And on MY 70-80 people crew, at every moment of each day, on every scene, every shot, every setup, one person on MY crew is bound to come up with a genius idea. I either listen and make the movie profit from it, or I lose that opportunity like a stupid fucking self-serving egotistical cunt…" ...sorry… his words... In my 26 years of earning a living as a camera/steadicam operator, I've seen all kinds of directors and cinematographers. And I feel I have enough experience to say that it is clear in my mind that, with this mindset, Chase Jarvis is "loosing" big time on every shot, every scene, every setup, on all of his shooting days, and probably on all of his living "off set" days too. Entire camera dept "cotton balls" between director and his vision… Mr Jarvis, I recommend you use words, put them together in well constructed and grammatically-correct sentence, then voice your demands clearly, and express yourself in an intelligent and practical fashion. It has been done before, you know, and by great and talented directors with vision galore, directors that gave us fantastic iconic films of all kinds and genres, with jaw dropping performances and deep super-charged stories. Get over yourself, Mr Jarvis, I may be wrong (but I doubt it...), but I believe it is quite clear to all of us in all the camera depts of our world, or any dept for that matter, that you sir,are not the very "thing" in the way of your own vision. By promoting this sort of "cotton ball" philosophy, you actually become part of the problem, encouraging the growth of everything bad that can negatively affect the process of good and proper film-making. A film crew is a hard working team. Make friends with them. Make them your accomplices. They can do wonders for you if you let them, if you trust them. A single lonely person is, and will always be… well… only just a single person… Gear is only gear. The Mimic is only a tool. Running in a park with available light and no sets, lights or rigs is ridiculously easy, no challenge there, no big achievement there. I'll put you on a stabilized 3 axis head with a set of wheels, alone, and see how you fare. Tools don't take "cotton balls" away from any film-making equation. That would be like saying that if you get a 2500$ set of golf clubs you'll play better. You say: "I understand the tradition…" tradition?!?!? well, I don't think you do sir. Film-making is not a tradition, it is a craft, a technique, at every levels of every depts. Ok. Enough said. Sorry for the rant…. but it was quite therapeutical. I feel better now…
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