Went to see John in his basement. I unzipped the cases and started putting together the track and dolly. The dolly is a little heavier than the the one I first intended to get. This dolly uses skateboard wheels that grip both sides of the rail instead of being a metal pulley type wheel that rides on the top. After putting it all together the first thing we noticed is that one end of the track touched the ground while the other end was in the air. Even though his floor seemed level to the eye, it was not architecturally level. This means that I must go to Menards and buy a bag of wood shims. These are things are cheap, made from scrap wood and are already making things level in your floors and walls. Despite this we mounted a tripod and camera on the dolly and were able to make nice clean traveling shots with no problem. Now if I can get a few more customers this month I will order a 4' jib system to mount on top.
I mentioned a few blog posts that while I was in Las Vegas I ordered 12' of track and a dolly to ride them.
They came in the mail today. I have opened the mailing boxes and unzipped the cases to take a look at the product inside. I am not putting it together today because I need to do other things. I will call John and see if I can put it together in his basement where he has room.
I was going out for fast food when I noticed there were Sony production trucks in Oak Park. They were in the parking lot behind Fenwick H.S. From what I gather It seems to be a TV pilot. Does anyone know what this might be?
I just read this and I am posting this on my tumblr page where you can see the video and read the full article. My tumblr site can be reached by a tab at the top of this page.
Are you going on a trip anywhere soon? Are you going to bring your camera along? Well, instead of boring your friends and family with your footage, why not put it on Pond5 and make some money?! Michelle and Ryan from America ByCycle will teach you how to shoot and upload your stock footage to Pond5 while you’re on the road.
John called me and told me the band we shot at Val's is now online. He has also told me that the video he did in my proxy for the League of Women Voters came out well according to a conversation he had with the person who hired us.
The Band At Val's:
I talked to John Roberts today. He told me something that took me by surprise. While I was in Las Vegas he called up B&H and ordered the exact same camera that I have so that we can match. Absolute Video Services Inc. now has the use of two matching cameras. I told him that I had ordered a dolly and 12 feet of track. I admitted that as soon as I get a little more money I have decided to get a jib. Now I'm excited! I am looking forward to our collaborations.
This blog is a look at our business behind the scenes, and also a few of our side adventures.
Ed Pitts - owner of Absolute Video Services Inc. since 1984