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Aidan Gray

--Aidan Gray--
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Washington, DC, United States
--Aidan Gray--

IATSE Local 600 Camera Assistant | Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD - New York, NY

Cmotion cPro System Owner 1x cPro Motor, 2x cForce Mini Motors, Teradek Bolt 1000XT 1:1, Teradek SidekickLT, SmallHD 703Bolt, SmallHD 703U, SmallHD 1703-P3X, Bright Tangerine 19mm Bridgeplate, BT Revolvr 19/15mm Studio FF, SolidCamera Scatterbox2 Goldmount/VMount Power Distro, IgniteDigi MoVi Pro System


Aidan Gray
On 4/6/19, 2:01 PM

Personally, I use an Avenger Rolling Stand (like the top one) with a Manfrotto 10lbs counterweight attached to one of the feet - I only really ever use that setup with 7-13" monitors, and will pick up a Matthews Monitor Stand for larger 17" monitors (like SmallHD's). Its pretty standard over here on larger shows to run 17" monitors off of VCLX or block batteries, and I just don't feel comfortable hanging a block off oa smaller stand - for those, we'll grab Matthew's monitor stands (they're like $480 though so we'll usually just rent)... To hang the blocks, I use CGE Tools SetStraps which are AWESOME and I 100% recommend! 

On 4/20/19, 10:21 AM

yesterday i bought my first stand, since i was Always borrowing from the sparks and this time....well.....

Fabio inspired me with his first photo, and i also bought a small c-stand.  Shooting a lot in small houses and small rooms, its nice to hide yourself in a corner.

so. 2 stands for 2 situations.

John Waterman
On 4/18/19, 9:34 PM

In Chicago we use almost exclusively the American 24" C-stand 2-riser non-spring load with standard width base. This stand is very flexible and can fit in many tight spots, goes low enough for pulling from a seated position, but can also go high enough for standing height. The non-spring load legs fold in/out with the flick of a wrist, and with the rocky-mountain leg, can be placed on un-even terrain. We are mostly using this with 7"-13" monitors.





A focus-puller is the eyes of the audience. It's like telling a story without any words.

On 4/19/19, 5:36 AM

I use a Avenger Baby Stand 30 and and have the additional wheels when needed. Love it because of the very small footprint and adjustable 3rd leg!

Sebastian Kuusiholma
On 4/20/19, 11:23 AM

I got inspired by Carlos too, 

I was looking in buying a stand a couple of weeks ago and then I saw this post on the forum.

I decided to buy a 20" kupo master c-stand and the kupo rollers, I'm fully aware that that specific brand tends make heavier stands than other manufacturers, but I love how heavy duty it feels overall. 

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