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Mads Nybo Jørgensen
Re: Tall tripods
on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:18:30 pm

Hey Jason,

[Jason Newstedt] "please don't say to put my expensive camera & tripod on some chairs!"

I am tempted :-)

There are a reason for why tripod's don't reach above a certain height, which I am guessing is to do with the weight of the legs -v- that of them not breaking, and your camera falling to the ground. Doing a quick search, the highest that I've found is 67" from Vinten.

However, of quick solutions, that is dependent on the environment you are shooting in:
1) ENG Dolly - easy to transport and may buy you that extra inch.
2) Pop-up stage (modular and transportable - might not be stable enough for operator.
3) Jib arm/crane - will need space + maybe second operator.
4) Scaffolding platform.

Check with your insurance before taking either option 2, 3 and/or 4 out on the road...

The cheaper version of the above is to seek out the high ground to film from, or strategically place your production staff so people can't walk in front of the camera.

All the Best

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