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Old February 6th, 2003, 01:46 AM   #31
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I'd be happy to: what price level are you looking for, which rig etc. I know we talked about this a while back but I forgot. Should I include your email address?
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Old February 6th, 2003, 07:00 AM   #32
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Hey Charles (my fathers name everytime i write it i think of him)

it would be fine to include my address. Since i know very little about rigs i'll let you tell me what is good or not. I am just under 6 foot, i weigh around 80kg's so i wouldnt need a special sized anything.

Price range, well obviously cheaper the better, i think 2k or so, because i know i can buy a new one for 2k, but you know maybe i can get one which is comparable to a 5-6k one used.

Or if you found one that more along the lines of a v8/v16, i have a sony pd150 (not really heavy), super cheap (like $500-1000) i would snap it up. (even if it is aged and out of date, it is for my little cam, and if need be i can always steady it out with a block of wood or something.)

Of course i totally understand if the people you know don't deal with things in that low of a price range, it is just a personal thing for me.

Thanks for your help.

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Old February 7th, 2003, 12:18 AM   #33
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Hmmm...the folks on the Steadicam forum are probably not going to be a ton of help for a rig in that price range. I'm just starting to learn about the different manufacturers myself (meeting with the gent behind the "Magiqcam" in a couple of weeks to offer some pointers).

If I hear of anything, Zac, I'll let you know.
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Old February 7th, 2003, 05:30 AM   #34
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Charles,

Thanks for looking as it is, I may be directing a funded film soon, not too sure yet, if i get a budget (heh heh) from an investor i'll be sure to find out when you have a few weeks free and fly you down here as DOP/CO.

Man i love this forum.

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Old February 7th, 2003, 11:45 AM   #35
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Zac,

Australia? I'd be down there in a heartbeat, mate. Got family in Sydney, was last there in the 80's but would love to go back.
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Old May 28th, 2003, 03:14 PM   #36
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<<<-- Originally posted by Charles Papert : Hmmm...the folks on the Steadicam forum are probably not going to be a ton of help for a rig in that price range. I'm just starting to learn about the different manufacturers myself (meeting with the gent behind the "Magiqcam" in a couple of weeks to offer some pointers).

If I hear of anything, Zac, I'll let you know. -->>>


What of that meeting re: the magiqcam Charles? You must have had a hands-on experience with one, do you have any opinions? How does it fair against a GlideCam V8 (or a V16) for example?
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Old May 28th, 2003, 08:56 PM   #37
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The meeting never happened, scheduling problems & I'm out of town for a few months.

What I saw of the Magiqcam was a work in progress. Some solid value for the money, but in dire need of revamping in a few critical areas. Not as mature a product as the Glidecam, thus I can't recommend it at the current time.
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Old May 29th, 2003, 08:16 AM   #38
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hey Zac, how about something homemade? I have a homeade rig (www.homebuiltstabilizers.com - "cosmin's rig" unde "full rigs"). It's nice, ok. You can see a small clip made with it on the same site, under "videoclips" - "cosmin's system".

I'll ask on homebuiltstabilizers forum. I just decided I want to get rid of it! ;-)
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