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Intro image for article Andrew Theiss Steps Up to the ARRI TRINITY Camera Stabilizer
Client Profiles
Andrew Theiss is a Steadicam Operator based out of Columbus, Ohio. After deciding on this career path, he purchased an ARRI TRINITY 5-Axis Hybrid Stabilizer. Recently, he talked to us about why he chose the TRINITY and how he’s been putting it to good use.
Intro image for article Mastering Camera Movement, with Rubidium Wu
Tutorials & Guides
In this video, I set out to experiment with different ways of moving the camera in order to see how each compare in a single scene. We shot a scene with a dancer in four different ways: on a tripod, on a slider, handheld, and on a gimbal (the MōVI Pro). What I discovered was that the different methods give very different effects and there's a place for them all, as long as you understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of each.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sachtler flowtech 100 MS
Tutorials & Guides
Another tripod in the flowtech line has arrived from Sachtler. The addition of an option with a 100mm fixing brings the flowtech innovations to a new range of camera systems and productions.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Miller CX Fluid Head Series
Tutorials & Guides
In this video, I give an overview of the new Miller CX line of fluid heads, along with a practical demonstration of how to use their CB Plus 16-step counterbalance system.
Intro image for article Chicago Cinema Tech Expo 2017 Roundup
Tech News
On Saturday, October 7, we held our Chicago Cinema Tech Expo. We expanded the event into a new space so that we could include more gear, workshops, panels, and unique community programming. Over twenty manufacturers were in attendance, with booths filling up the large ballroom at Cinespace. Over the course of the day, our technical specialists were able to visit the booths and get a closer look at some of the most exciting gear that was on display.
Intro image for article First Look: Sachtler flowtech 75 Tripod
Tutorials & Guides
Sachtler is pulling the covers off their latest tripod, the flowtech 75. This model aims to be the fastest tripod you'll operate by incorporating a number of clever innovations.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI MAXIMA Stabilizer
Tutorials & Guides
The ARRI MAXIMA stabilizer, part of ARRI's TRINITY system, changes the way that we look at compact gimbal stabilizers, allowing for the use of heavier as well as physically larger camera packages.
Intro image for article At the Bench: A Closer Look at the Freefly MoVI Pro
Tutorials & Guides
Freefly’s latest handheld gimbal stabilizer, the MoVI Pro, has been rebuilt from the ground up to improve upon almost every aspect of the original family of MoVIs. There is very little on the system that has not been given the deluxe treatment; from the integrated tuning stand by way of the ring with attached feet, to the dual battery system allowing hot-swapability.
Intro image for article NAB 2017: Miller Skyline 90 Fluid Head
Tech News
At the Miller booth, I spoke with Joseph White about Miller’s new Skyline 90 Fluid Head.