The Dana Dolly for rent at Film Equipment Hire is an affordable camera dolly system that can go with you virtually anywhere. Designed by a key grip with over 20 years’ experience in all types of production, it is both simple and practical. The Dana Dolly is easy to set up, it can be used with a variety of track options, and can be supported using standard junior stands, apple boxes, or the ground, whatever the shot requires. A popular choice is using the Matthews Low Boy Combo stand as this stand can be used with “combo adapter wheels” so you can roll the dolly into place when the terrain permits. The dolly itself has a Mitchell Mount that can take all types of camera heads, and this kit includes bowl adapters for 75mm, 100mm and 150mm heads. The sixteen-wheel design with floating trucks provides a smooth glide. The track ends and center support can use any 1 1/4″ pipe as a track: aluminum, stainless steel, etc. So if you’re on location and don’t want to pack track, you can stop by a DIY Store and pick up some pipe or conduit as an alternative to the Schedule 80 aluminum pipe the manufacturer recommends for everyday use. This Dana Dolly kit is called the “Rental” Kit because it is so complete and versatile,
Film Equipment Hire Ireland is now offering a two hour one-on-one introduction course to the Steadicam Zephyr HD. The course will cover the basics of setting-up, fitting and balancing the Steadicam Zephyr and will be conducted by one of Ireland’s leading Steadicam Operators Anthony Bowes. A full member of the Australian Cinematographers Society and life member of Steadicam Operators Association. He has worked alongside award winning directors and producers on various feature films, television shows and TV / Cinema Commercials. Anthony has shot worldwide and for all the major Australian and Irish television networks.