RONFORD HEAD EXTENSION
The camera class needed an extension added to the Ronford head to accommodate cameras with a larger magazine. I used aluminum which is easy to mill, the hard part was the precision needed to get all the screws to line up.
This is a camera accessory plate I designed and built for the ARRI SR II. It's mainly used to mount monitors and light panels to the handle.
ARRI III CAMERA ACCESSORY PLATE
The ARRI III is a pretty old 35mm camera but still great and the NYU camera class still uses it a lot. They requested an accessory plate which is a similar design to the ARRI SR II but with a post mount.
Click on the title to read more about my ARRI S camera repair.
PANASONIC MONITOR CABLE HOLDER
Cable holder for Panasonic production monitors # 1710 & 1760. 3D printed but fits in this category.
For sale on Shapeways.
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OVERHEAD FRAME CARRIER
We purchased a snap together 12' x 12' frame for overheads and butterflys (for non-production people: fabrics to control lighting on set) and I put together a carrier.
The frame breaks down into eight 6' sections so I made keyed sleeves which slide on the ends and cinch down with webbing which doubles as the carry handle.
I get demented pleasure from organizing (see The Shop post) and when we get new equipment, I love figuring out how to arrange the case. We typically use Pelican cases which are waterproof, crush proof, etc. and come with pick n pluck foam which is pre-scored so you can easily make the proper cut-out for your equipment. The problem with pick n pluck is under heavy use it falls apart. I put together a custom foam cutting table and we would carve custom layouts from solid foam. This is a total pain and I finally came up with a great compromise. I designed a custom topper for the case which is laser cut from ABS plastic. It's then glued on top of the pick n pluck foam so it doesn't fall apart. As added benefit the plastic can be etched and is a great surface for adding labels. This method has been field tested with great success.