I apologize for being so sparse on the posts lately. I've been in the middle of a twelve week show and we just wrapped. All in all, it was a good one despite the problems we had early on with camera shake. We finally ironed it all out and it went smoothly from there. I had a fantastic camera and grip crew to work with (both in Atlanta and San Francisco). I give it a difficulty level of an even five. Almost every shot was a dolly or crane shot, but nothing really challenging, although I did have one fun dance floor move involving pulling through a set and timing the move to character dialogue. It was a lighthearted comedy and we spent a lot of time laughing. We did ten weeks in Atlanta and then moved cross country to San Francisco for the final two. Although I was the lone representative of the grip crew to travel, the guys in San Francisco were all great grips and great people. Now it's two weeks off and I start the next one.
Tools used: Hustler 4, Peewee3, and Fisher 10 dollies. 30', and 50' Technocrane from Cinemoves, and a 30' Moviebird as well as a Fisher 23 Jib. Remote heads were Libra and Scorpio. Cameras were Arri Alexas.
Now for two weeks vacation.....
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Did you use the Fisher Ten or was it a base for the 23 Jib? Just curious, you being the Hustler fan.
The Fisher 10 was actually what we had when we moved to San Francisco. It was the only dolly available in town and since it was only for 9 days, I decided to just use it. It worked out fine once I got back into the swing of it.
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