Goodbye Dolly, Hello Buggy: Kessler KillShock Recon

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Goodbye Dolly, Hello Buggy: Kessler KillShock Recon

PostFri Feb 14, 2020 7:04 pm

Talk about boys and their toys, this Kessler KillShock Recon must have a lot of DOPs and Grips wondering how they can justify this buggy in their next feature or commercial. It’s certainly a more affordable way than many alternatives to achieve some stunning shots or just another way to skin the cat on shots that might use more costly solutions. It might replace dollies and tracks and at times SteadyCams. And then there’s the car chase scene to shoot at 50 mph!


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Re: Goodbye Dolly, Hello Buggy: Kessler KillShock Recon

PostFri Feb 14, 2020 7:35 pm

Rick, My son and I have a Losi DBXL that we use to play with years ago. While this newer models have brushless motors, ours is a nitro engine. :) With the DC motor, there is still the noise as a factor as a Steadicam or dolly replacement. Interesting product though and probably cheaper than any other contraption when all is said and done.
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Re: Goodbye Dolly, Hello Buggy: Kessler KillShock Recon

PostFri Feb 14, 2020 9:41 pm

Excellent point about the noise factor which needs to be considered.
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Re: Goodbye Dolly, Hello Buggy: Kessler KillShock Recon

PostSat Feb 15, 2020 5:16 pm

Rick any footage shot with one of these? Couldn't find anything then a lengthy promo video of the thing, not showing anything shot with it :D
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Re: Goodbye Dolly, Hello Buggy: Kessler KillShock Recon

PostSat Feb 15, 2020 10:15 pm

Paul, I know that was disappointing in the report that I referenced. Who cares what you can do with a full-size original buggy; we want to see what this miniature can do for video!
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Re: Goodbye Dolly, Hello Buggy: Kessler KillShock Recon

PostSun Feb 16, 2020 4:20 pm

Hate to be pessimistic, but it's one of those solutions in search of a problem.

In reality, how often do you need a fast moving tracking shot from the height of a small dog ?

If that's what you need then GREAT !!!

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Re: Goodbye Dolly, Hello Buggy: Kessler KillShock Recon

PostSun Feb 16, 2020 4:23 pm

Tokyo 2020?
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Re: Goodbye Dolly, Hello Buggy: Kessler KillShock Recon

PostSun Feb 16, 2020 6:09 pm

I wonder if you could adapt an under $500 1/5 Rovan RC Gas Buggy to use a gimbal mounted BMPCC or BMPCC4K, and then use their custom shock modules to tune it.

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