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david masterson
Slider to buy?
on Sep 17, 2012 at 12:42:09 pm

Okay, about to pull the trigger on a new slider, looking at Kessler...any other suggestions as it pretty pricey.

RD


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Todd Terry
Re: Slider to buy?
on Sep 17, 2012 at 3:50:46 pm

[david masterson] "...any other suggestions..."

Yeah, hit eBay.

That is, is you're not looking for a really top-shelf super nice one that you're going to use every day as a chief moneymaker. For an occasional use one, yeah hit eBay.

There are literally dozens and dozens of sliders there (maybe even hundreds), that range from moderately priced, down to dirt cheap.

The good news is that quality is generally decent since none of these mom-n-pop sellers actually build the things totally from the ground up themselves... they are made of pretty readily-available off-the-shelf parts. Ergo, the quality tends to be pretty good.

There are also easily found industrial sources for the components (rails, carriages, etc.), so if you like to DIY you can put one together yourself with exactly the specs you want for a fraction of the price of a "store-bought" model. Rails and carriage systems are nothing remotely new, they have been around for ages... it's just fairly recently that the cinematography world has discovered them.

T2

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Emre Tufekcioglu
Re: Slider to buy?
on Sep 18, 2012 at 1:58:37 am

We just got the 5 foot Kessler, quality was much higher than anticipated. Fast set up, versatility, I would definitely recommend it.

Of course if you can afford it, buy this:
http://www.theslider.com/



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todd mcmullen
Re: Slider to buy?
on Sep 22, 2012 at 12:40:33 pm

I am using the Slider on my show as well. Fantastic.

Todd McMullen
Flip Flop Films
Austin
http://www.toddmcmullen.com


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Viktor Kamenický
Re: Slider to buy?
on Sep 22, 2012 at 12:13:43 am

If you want to go cheap I think KONOVA makes pretty nice sliders.

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Art Adams


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