Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

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Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostFri Feb 15, 2013 4:09 pm

http://rawcinema.net/2013/02/wooden-giveaway-1/?fb_source=pubv1

I am giving away a Wooden Camera Cage for the BMC on my website. Check it out! :)
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PostFri Feb 15, 2013 4:20 pm

why?

ok there was contest at the end :D

i just wondered if you would send me that on just as i would say yes please :D
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostFri Feb 15, 2013 5:14 pm

Hi Michael: Best of luck with your contest. Actually, the bit I want is just the Wooden Camera BMCC baseplate & rod clamp; don't need/want a cage. So send me that, OK? :lol:

(I don't do Facebook, so won't be entering the contest that way. Thanks much though anyway. Cheers.)
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostFri Feb 15, 2013 5:22 pm

:) I'll gladly keep any part if the winner doesn't want it all ;)
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostFri Feb 15, 2013 5:56 pm

Just to explain a bit more about my odd request: I'll be assembling a very lightweight but strong & flexible rig once I get my BMCC.

I've already acquired a few bits, but am holding off until I have my own camera in-hand. If for no other reason, some of the bits may be less expensive the longer I wait, and new bits come onto to the market almost every week.

The Wooden Camera BMCC baseplate is the smallest & lightest I've found. It can have attached to it 2 rod clamps, at the front & back. This makes it easy to attach/remove rods in front for a matte box, FF & handles, and/or rods in back for a shoulder rig. Other baseplates can do this, too, but either weigh or cost more.

I've had a custom, very small "top cheeseplate" made for me by a machinist. It's similar to the one sold by RedRock & Berkey, but it's smaller, lighter, and is the precise height so that a rod clamp attached to it positions rods exactly 85mm above the lens center axis. This gives me the option of rigging a matte box, FF, etc. above the lens instead of below it when I want. Having this custom top plate made for me was relatively inexpensive.

My goal is to keep the weight of rig parts directly attached to the camera as low as possible for hand-holding or shoulder mounting the camera. In the latter configuration, accessories such as my small MixPre audio mixer & AB battery will be located directly above & behind my shoulder. I plan to use a small shoulder pad from CPM, and a AB battery plate from IKAN. For me, a cage adds weight & functions I rarely need.

My hope is that the custom top plate & WC baseplate, together with standard rail parts, will give me all the flexibility I require, without a lot of extra weight & cost. Now all I need is a camera ...

Cheers.
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostFri Feb 15, 2013 6:35 pm

Just put my entries in! Hope I win! But I noticed there was a slight problem with the follow button that comes up for twitter, it wouldn't allow me to follow for some odd reason :( . Also, does anyone know of a good power solution for the BMCC to use NP-1 style batteries, besides the one from Hawk-Woods?
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostFri Feb 15, 2013 6:40 pm

Justindfox wrote:Just put my entries in! Hope I win! But I noticed there was a slight problem with the follow button that comes up for twitter, it wouldn't allow me to follow for some odd reason :( . Also, does anyone know of a good power solution for the BMCC to use NP-1 style batteries, besides the one from Hawk-Woods?

Hmm.. I will look into that.
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostFri Feb 15, 2013 10:29 pm

Justindfox wrote:But I noticed there was a slight problem with the follow button that comes up for twitter, it wouldn't allow me to follow for some odd reason :(


Same problem here. Chrome browser, Windows 7 OS
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostFri Feb 15, 2013 10:37 pm

Same problem with the tweet as well.
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostFri Feb 15, 2013 11:16 pm

Looks like I got it fixed! It was my fault! :oops:
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostSat Feb 16, 2013 4:51 am

Facebook, twitter........ack. Where is the contest form I can mail in? :)
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostSat Feb 16, 2013 6:02 am

thekreative wrote:Facebook, twitter........ack. Where is the contest form I can mail in? :)

:) you can just use email if you don't want to do the social network thing.
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostSat Feb 16, 2013 7:18 am

mbeck wrote:
thekreative wrote:Facebook, twitter........ack. Where is the contest form I can mail in? :)

:) you can just use email if you don't want to do the social network thing.


Wow thats pretty amazing. Thanks Michael!
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostSat Feb 16, 2013 7:48 am

I tried to build my own wooden cage with branches and stuff I found in the backyard, but this one seems much

better LOL . I think I will enter too
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostFri Mar 15, 2013 11:19 pm

Has there been a winner selected yet?
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PostFri Mar 15, 2013 11:31 pm

Yep. I will be announcing it this weekend.
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Re: Giveaway: Wooden Camera Cage (BMC)

PostTue Mar 19, 2013 7:26 pm

The winner was Jessica Burke! Congratulations!
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