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Old May 3rd, 2006, 04:04 PM   #31
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A gradall? Never heard of that before.
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 04:16 PM   #32
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Travis- What is the link to that ladder with the platform?
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 05:12 PM   #33
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http://www.industrialladder.com/main...b._Type_IA.htm
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 05:31 PM   #34
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Just wanted to throw the thought out there that with just about any of the options mentioned, using a wide angle lens on your camera - if you have one - will make the shot seem like it's from higher up than it is. So that 10' or 12' ladder might do the trick.

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Old May 3rd, 2006, 08:55 PM   #35
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Gradall

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Old May 3rd, 2006, 09:58 PM   #36
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Thanks for the link Travis.
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Old May 5th, 2006, 04:32 PM   #37
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Keith, you bet.

Rob, the only issue with a wide-angle lens is that you don't want the legs of the ladder showing. This is a direct overhead shot of the subject, so the complication becomes getting the camera high enough and far enough from the ladder.
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Old May 5th, 2006, 06:00 PM   #38
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Around here we still can find some sympatric volunteers to help out.
You might consider your local fire dept. A donation to the stations fireman fund would not hurt. :-)
Of course it was done with the provision that if there was a fire we had to stop.

http://cinebydesign.net/film/ladder.jpg

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Old May 5th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #39
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Unfortunately this is for a television commercial, for a paying client. I don't feel right asking for people to volunteer time/equipment for a project I'm making a profit on.
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Old May 5th, 2006, 06:27 PM   #40
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Thatís why I suggested the donation.
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Old May 5th, 2006, 06:29 PM   #41
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Gotcha. Worth considering I suppose.
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