GFM at BIRTV Beijing and IBC Amsterdam
This August saw GFM at the BIRTV in Beijing supporting our Chinese dealer CFEC - China Film Equipment Corporation. Leo Zhang who is their GFM product specialist was impressed by the professional quality of visitors and it was a great chance for GFM's Derek Magee to meet many of our Chinese clients in person. We presented the GF-Primo Dolly which is growing in popularity in China as well as the GF-8 Xten Crane, GF-Maxi Riser, GF-Mini and GF-Tele Jibs.
A couple of weeks later GFM were in Amsterdam for the IBC where we were joined by our friends from A&C Ltd and Cine Moves. Here we presented the new GF-Slider System, Maxi Cranked Riser, GF-Tele Jib and the ever favourite GF-Quad Dolly with the new . GFM's Marcus Buetefuer had a busy few days demoing the range of equipment to a continuous flow of old and new friends. GFM's US dealer, Cine Moves, came on board to show their state of the art gyro-stabilized, 4 axis gimbal, The Oculus.
GF-16 in the Rocky Mountains
Our good friend Ken Woznow of Eagle Camera Support Systems Ltd., just sent us a few shots of the GF-16 on location for the feature “Burn Your Maps” in the Rocky Mountains near Canmore, Alberta, Canada:
It was a tough job getting the crane to the remote location but the modular design of the GF-16 made it possible. It was brought up via 4 X 4 truck and assembled with help from the Alberta Crew and tech., Brian Brook, who did a fine job. The following day we got the shot and wrapped before dark. Out just in time as the next day it started to snow heavy.
Vancouver based Eagle CSS supplies the Western Canadian film industry with high quality film production equipment and the required technical expertise to meet the challenges of each situation on set, ensuring the crew “get that shot”.
Contact : Ken Woznow at www.eaglecss.com
16oz - U.K. report on the new GF-Tele Jib
Michael Lindsay and Brendan McGinty sent us the following lines about the new GF-Tele Jib:
For internal location and small studio work there is no more perfect jib than the GF-Tel Jib. Most small jibs we have used are too small, too flimsy or not fluid enough... and when we jump to a serious jib from one of the main grip hire providers here in London the jibs are just more arm than we need for 90% of our work. For human scale movement the GF-Tele Jib is absolutely perfect... you can jib from feet to just above head without worry! ... For speed we also like to use a jib as a positional tool, especially if using wider focal lengths and the teli-jib gets us anywhere fast... and most importantly it is stable even when not moving…
16oz is an one stop production company based in London - U.K.
Many thanks from all your friends at GFM