Alexa M

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  1. Karl Barber

    Karl Barber New Member

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    Hi guys
    I have this feature film coming up in March where the production is convinced we should use the Alexa M on the Movi.
    After seeing the film "1994" that freefly shot with the Alexa M, it seems that a lot of research went into the making. Is there any advice you could give me, what might be the biggest challenges with this camera and the Movi!?
    I have covered most obstacles with the Red but need to do some tests with the Alexa first of course. But if there is something I should know before doing so, please let me know!
    Thanks!!
    Karlo
     
  2. Brett Harrison

    Brett Harrison Active Member

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    Get in touch with Radiant Images who did the rigging. I did and they said it would be fine to call them to find out how they did it.
     
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    And if you find out any juicy info, let us know. I'm not sure Radiant Images wants a hundred phone calls, and I have clients asking about Alexa mounting occasionally.
     
  4. Brett Harrison

    Brett Harrison Active Member

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  5. Karl Barber

    Karl Barber New Member

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    Thanks Brett
    Great stuff! Thats what I like, visual info!
    Just what I was looking for!
    And seeing that, I hope they will go for the Red!! ;)
    Cheers K
     
  6. Brett Harrison

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    Pleasure Karl - also check the comments on the vimeo page.
     
  7. Tabb Firchau

    Tabb Firchau Administrator
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    Hey Brett, just FYI Radiant had nothing to do with 'From 1994' Freefly prepped a custom gimbal and accessories for the film and we are working to release a production version of this system asap!

    Thanks
     
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  8. Karl Barber

    Karl Barber New Member

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    So Tabb, is that going to be a whole new version of the M10, or will it be something that we can update our Movis with?
     
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  9. Brett Harrison

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    Thanks for that Tabb. I hadn't called them yet. So what are the chances of using an Alexa M on an M10 rig?
     
  10. Alexander Sommer

    Alexander Sommer New Member

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    We managed to fit the Alexa M into the M10 for a huge Commercial Shoot in South America and it worked perfect...
    Here's a Picture of our Operator :)
     

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  11. Justin Marx

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    Very cool!

    Can you explain your parts? And do dads that made it work?

    Thank you!
     
  12. Alexander Sommer

    Alexander Sommer New Member

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    We had to extended all the main Rods of the Gimbal using normal 25mm Carbon Tubes to get enough space in the back because we didn't have the fibre Cable with the short Lemo Plug which would have made i a lot easyer to Balance (we now have it!). We also had to extend the cable to the Pan Motor.

    Building the whole thing was a Pain because the upcoming Shoot left us no time...as always! I hope Freeflys Production Version Tabb mentionend before makes the Setup easier!

    Best,
    Alex
     
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  13. Jason Herring

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    Good luck on carrying that beast around for a few long shots ,
     
  14. Karl Barber

    Karl Barber New Member

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    Hi Alex
    I think I will go for the same solution, extending the tubes! The m price is quite low on the net.
    That will make things a lot easier on many occasion to come.
    Although our warranty is probably flown out of the window!
    K
     
  15. Senthil Nathan

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    can someone kindly post the link to the tubes you were using? Also, how hard was it to replace the tubes? Would love some comments on that. Thanks.
     

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