Crane and Dolly Sources
I have used Chapman, Fisher
and other studio cranes and dollies for over 35 years. They were the standard
of the motion picture and TV industry and still are. I also built my own cranes,
dollies, rigs, camera supports and camera stabilization devices for my own shoots
when regular studio equipment was not in the budget or wouldn’t do the
The advent of the lightweight DV camera has made possible much lighter weight
cranes. There are some very good ones out there and some poorly designed and
made ones. I have built several for friends up to 20 feet long. One local cameraman
has developed a well-designed but reasonably priced crane with my help. I am
not in the business of selling equipment any more, but can direct you to his
web site. www.DVMoves.com. He is also
selling dolly trucks with and without wheels.
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