Thursday, August 07, 2008

Rocket Cars and Technocranes


Hey everyone,
Still on 2nd unit. Had a lot of fun tonight with the Griptrix camera car. We mounted a 15' Techno on it and raced down the stage following Tom Hanks. We also had the 50' Techno on a 20' platform swinging around above us, so it was a chaotic day. Herb Ault himself came in and drove the car and it was a pleasure to work with him (for those of you who don't know, Herb is John Toll's Key Grip).
We just got a set of the new Fisher skates delivered. I haven't put a dolly on them yet. I looked at them and just from that I think the wheels are too soft. They are certainly sexy looking, but I don't think they'll withstand a long period of sitting still before flat spots become a problem. I'll let you know after I get a dolly on them. The wheels come with a set of inserts for the 11 (god forbid) and are really nicely machined.
I hope you all are staying busy and safe.

3 comments:

The Grip Works said...

The UPM comes to the Key Grip and questions the amount of dance floor on the truck because, "There isn't any dancing in this movie."

Ha ha ha !! thats brilliant ... and not as far fetched as anyone may think !!

I was reading thru some of your old posts and that one was hilarious.

I had a logistics manager ask my Best Boy, when we were shipping 6 containers of Grip gear from Berlin to Moscow on a location shift for "The Bourne Supremacy" - " You know it may be illegal, and we are in the process of finding out, but we cannot transport large quantity of fruit into Russia" . So my Best Boy has to assure him that no Apples will travel in the Apple Boxes !! Things progressed smoothly after that.

D said...

gripworks, it's always a pleasure to hear from you. thanks for the story :)

D said...

gripworks, it's always a pleasure to hear from you. thanks for the story :)