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Old February 28th, 2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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Scaffold or raised Platform for Videography

Well, I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for this posting but I am wanting to know what types of scaffolds or supports are available when shooting in a tight area. Is it something that I need to build or is it something that I can rent. This is being requested for one of my jobs. Also, what should I charge for something like this?
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Old February 28th, 2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: Scaffold or raised Platform for Videography

Hi Maurice
Look at Spiderpod. Its a pltform with a set area for a tripod and an area to stand. Not sure if thats what you're looking for.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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Yes, this looks like it would work just fine. It's gonna be tough shelling out this much money for a 3 hour gig. I just need to rise up above the people in the audience.

Do you know if this is something that can be rented?
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Old February 28th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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Yep try Mitch at PSAV or Brian at AV1. I don't know the rate but it can't be too much.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 06:49 AM   #5
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Re: Scaffold or raised Platform for Videography

As a pointof reference, in Flordia the going rate for a Spider Pod appears to be about $45 per day at AVRentalDepot's web page.

And again, for informal jobs onthe cheap there is always a step ladder, tripod, and some gaffers tape.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 12:45 PM   #6
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Re: Scaffold or raised Platform for Videography

You can make your own! Get just the folding legs like these
IntelliStage Portable Stages by Road Ready

Then throw a piece of plywood on top. It's extremely stable as 9 points are in contact with the ground. The aluminum folds up into a bundle which you can carry in one hand!
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Old March 1st, 2013, 02:26 PM   #7
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The legs by themselves are called "risers." This is what I ordered. 32 inches high, 4x4ft square. Don't let those seemingly spindly legs deceive you. Weight capacity is more than 1,984 lbs. Look at the video of the car driving on the platform in the "product video" section, then notice how stable it is.
http://www.thestagedepot.com/category_s/71.htm

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Old March 1st, 2013, 04:33 PM   #8
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Re: Scaffold or raised Platform for Videography

in crowder place, light platform are a joke.
Mount a platform in a crowded place and you will see poeple using it as chair, table, trying to mount on it etc...
better to to get a simple aluminium stool
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...pnmM-dngcXU410

and use some rapid rivet to mount a tube on it. then in the tube inserter some pole (monopod ?) with a video fluid head on top.
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