A&P new and improved motion rig....*pics*

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  1. Jcolman

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    I decided to improve the rigidity of the rig I built yesterday by adding some rear counter weight and a spreader and wire. It helped a lot. The rig barely vibrates now. I didn't shoot any shots of the Z 'cause it's raining outside but here are some shots of the rig itself.

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    This is the view with the camera mounted on the rig.

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  2. Jcolman

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    pic of the first test of the original rig.

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    damn that is hardcore.
    cant wait to see more action shots with that thing!
     
  4. Jcolman

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    Me too. i wanted to shoot some tonight but it's raining and I don't have an assistant. :wtc:

    Actually the rain would help make the pictures prettier.
     
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    ziplock bag + tape :dunno: ;)
     
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    I still need an assistant and another car to transport the rig. It will break down to smaller sections but the main pole is 8' long and won't fit into my car.
     
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    damn..
    no friends on reserve for this? or close family members?
     
  8. Jcolman

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    Wife's working, kids are at their places. I could ask my neighbor but I think I'll wait for a nicer evening. I'm kinda tired anyway.
     
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    nice wheels :mamoru:

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    Pumped about seeing more pics. :bigok:
     
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    Thats fucking :cool:

    Next you need one of these...

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    Nice.
     
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    :bigthumb: I wish I had bought mine in gunmetal though.
     
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    I'd love to own a camera car rig like that. Unfortunately there's not enough work in NC to support one.
     
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    I just ordered three industrial magnets to convert the rig into an under-the-car mount. :noes:
     
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    I just have this image of you walking out of a store and five guys walking around the rig all :confused: and you going, "ya, that's how I roll"

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    :rofl::rofl:

    That use to happen a lot when I still had my Shelby Cobra replica. I'd come out to find a two or three guys standing around the car. Invariably, one of them always knew someone who used to own an original. Funny since there were less than 600 original 427 S/C Cobras built. :mamoru:
     
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    So where's the edu on how to make this? :o
     
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    The Brickyard is my favorite Z colour!!!11
     
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    I'd be scared as fuck to use that!

    Good work man.
     
  22. Jcolman

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    I'm talking about the wheels.
     
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    You don't really need an EDU, just look at the pics and build your own. But here's a brief description of the process,

    I didn't really "plan" it per se, rather I just started building. I based it on designs I have seen elsewhere. I had purchased the suction cup mounts a few weeks ago so I had already had those ($106 for two w/1/4" mounting threads)

    For my first attempt, I bought an 8' section of square tube aluminum ($27) and some fasteners ($4) and built a simple rig. I also had a Bogen ball head that fit my monopod. I simply unscrewed that and used a 1/4" x 1.5" bolt to mount it to the 8' tube. The first rig was simply the 8' tube with two suction cups mounted on one end and the ball head on the other. It worked ok but it had too much "bounce" for my tastes. The test shot was shot at 1/2 sec. I wanted a rig that would handle 1-3 second exposures so I set about to make it more rigid.

    I bought 2-3' perforated steel angle plates, a 3' aluminum square tube, eye hooks, cable, T bracket and a bunch of nuts and 2" bolts. (Total cost for this material was $114.) I built the rig in the pics with this. The steel plates extends the length of the 8' pole by another 3' but more important, it acts as a counter weight (the reason I chose steel). Adding the spreader and tension wire acts to dampen any "spring" to the rig.

    The suction cups hold quite well but I just ordered three industrial magnets with 115 lbs of pull each ($45 total) to add to the rig when I want to mount it under a car rather than on the hood. I'll also need to figure out how to make an adjustable joint so I can angle the 8" tube up. I'll secure the joint with bolts and a cable tensioner.
     
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    Parking Garage would be a cool place to do the shoot. No rain and all the turning you want
     
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    Thanks for the edu! How hard would it be to pull/remove a 115lb magnet off the bottom side of the car?
     

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