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Old August 1st, 2005, 10:00 AM   #1
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Is this the ultimate Production Vehicle?

...or is this completely nuts? How do *you* drive your IMAX gear around?

http://www.autoweek.com/article.cms?articleId=102748

http://www.tornadoalleyfilm.com/

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Old August 1st, 2005, 10:59 AM   #2
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That is fantastic! What a hoot!

I don't know the two gents in the article, but I have worked with that production company on an IMAX film some years ago--yup, IMAX on Steadicam. It was the "little" camera, the 8-perf Iwerks--only 45 lbs (plus rig=80lbs+). They were a great bunch of guys, very enjoyable experience. Never saw the film, though. Thankfully, the subject matter was a bit more sedate than rushing into tornadoes...jeez!
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Old August 1st, 2005, 01:15 PM   #3
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If I were a superhero, I think that would be my car.
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Old August 1st, 2005, 02:41 PM   #4
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Wow, maybe a Sherman tank would be the ultimate camera platform! Replace that gun barrel with a lens mount! :)

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Listening to JohnBoy and Billy on the radio one morning, and they had a tornado chaser building something like this. He was even auctioning off rides in it, chasing said tornados...
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 07:27 AM   #6
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Listening to JohnBoy and Billy on the radio one morning, and they had a tornado chaser building something like this. He was even auctioning off rides in it, chasing said tornados...

Those guys are crazy aren't they! Great skits!

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Old August 2nd, 2005, 09:30 AM   #7
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"Those guys are crazy aren't they! Great skits!"

They make a killer grillin sauce too :)
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Old August 5th, 2005, 04:52 AM   #8
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This is just the thing to use to cover the next presidential political conventions.
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