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Professional Production Rigging with Berkey Systems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Feb 27. 5 Replies

Hey guys!I was wondering if anyone had any experience using the products from Berkey Systems for rigging on their stop motion sets?I really like how these products look but was wondering if anyone…Continue

Stop Motion Light Setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Sep 5, 2017. 6 Replies

Hey Guys!I'm looking to build a light kit for my home studio and I have done quite a bit of research but now I am to the point where I want to buy something by the end of the week.What are some of…Continue

Modeling Faces for 3D Printing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heinzeroth Nov 19, 2016. 1 Reply

Hey Guys!So I have a quick question and need some direction...I am in the process of teaching myself Maya and wanted to know if there are any tutorials out there that cover creating face sets for the…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Professional Production Rigging with Berkey Systems
"Looks like great gear, at a great price. I suppose if one does not mind using 15mm rods as opposed to the 6mm in Berkey's system, the clamps etc sold for camera rigs might do the job as well. There are a lot of Chinese versions on eBay at…"
Feb 27
Bristolius replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Professional Production Rigging with Berkey Systems
"I worked on commercials in the 1990s with Brian Berkey. These were so-called table top live action shoots like food photography and other product type shots. Keep in mind that the Berkey system is for quick small scale rigging prob!ems. Hobbyists…"
Feb 26
Adam Taylor replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Professional Production Rigging with Berkey Systems
"These are some of the parts that Laika uses. They customize everything there, but this seems to be the foundation for many rigs."
Feb 24
Kevin Stratton replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Professional Production Rigging with Berkey Systems
"Yea this stuff looks AMAZING! Laika is using it in some of the pictures I found. That’s what got me interested. I saw they were rigging puppets in the air using these sturdy rods and blocks and then ball and socket rigging arms from those. I…"
Feb 23
Bristolius replied to Kevin Stratton's discussion Professional Production Rigging with Berkey Systems
"I've seen Brian Berkey use his system on dozens of commercials. It's more rigid and solid than ordinary grip equipment like c-stands. I've never seen it animated though. I've heard that he's sold a lot to Lanka. Maybe…"
Feb 23
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Professional Production Rigging with Berkey Systems

Hey guys!I was wondering if anyone had any experience using the products from Berkey Systems for rigging on their stop motion sets?I really like how these products look but was wondering if anyone has used them? Whether using C-stands or overhanging stands, trying to use a ball and socket rig to cover a long distance causes the rig to bounce and take forever to settle before taking a photo. These blocks and tubes seem like they would be a lot sturdier to rig from. Bottom video shows a stop…See More
Feb 23
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The set and Camera

"Great looking set! What did you make the rock out of?"
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Kevin Stratton commented on Serge Taganski's photo
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shooting of..

"Love the simple shadow. What does the light setup look like?"
Feb 3

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