GF-8 Xten in the South of France

Key Grip, Brice Pillot was kind enough to send some pictures and greetings from France this week.

I just finished a movie in the South of France called "Pere fils, thérapie". The locations were between Marseille and "les gorges du verdon". Green canyons, rugged terrain. Really nice. It was directed by Emile Gaudreault and the DOP was Roland Plante. We used the GF-8 Xten during the 5 weeks with great success. I also use your Adjustable Riser on my home made Rickshaw Dolly. Very efficient when the operator wants a shoulder effect but doesn't want to carry the camera.
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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.

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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.
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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”.
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