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with rigging – because a lot of times
it’s only him going out now, not even
a sound man – so they will come in,
we’ll give them some training and
off they’ll go. It’s proving to be very
popular for dry hire, and this is budget
led. On the other hand, some cameramen
don’t want to touch it – ‘it’s not my job
– not what I do’.
They want somebody, like me, to go
with them, which is also fine.
Then you get the ones who want you
to come with the Polecam but they
can’t afford it. If the cameraman’s
game I’ll ask him to come in and I’ll
give him the once over- ‘this is what
you do – this is what you avoid - read
the manual and don’t do anything
stupid.’ What was the reason for buying
the second Polecam?
I’d say 90% of the response has been
positive – like anything it’s horses for
courses, but most people love it. It’s
a good price, and for the price you’re
paying it can massively increase your
production values - and it’s extremely
portable. I think over the next year or two we will
be adding more Polecam rigs to our
stock. That will be down to demand of
course, but it’s all going very well.
So it’s proving very popular with both
wet and dry hire.
Simply because of the
success of the first.
What about from now on?
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