Supporting the Vikings
Phillip Murphy, Key Grip and owner of Celtic Grips in Ireland, was kind enough to share some of the experience he's had working with GFM equipment.
The first time I used a GF-8 was when working on World War Z with Robert Richardson and I quickly realized that this crane would be an essential addition to my kit. With the GF Jib, Multi Jib and Jib Arm accessories, the GF-8 is easy to put together, versatile and reliable. Now I own not one, but three GF-8s- one of which sits on a GF-16 base. I always find the service provided by GFM to be exceptional. We work in some of the toughest weather conditions and most inaccessible locations there are, and having a GF-8 Crane makes that all the more possible to manage. I would bet that my first GF-8 Crane is the hardest working 8 on the planet! It's worked almost every day during the last 4 years, on all of the biggest shows we've done in Ireland such as Vikings, Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful, Reign, Miss Julie, Frank, Titanic: Blood and Steel, Ripper Street… and it will soon be used on Dawn. It's the best location crane and never lets us down.
Thanks for the look behind the scenes!
To contact Phillip, check out www.celticgrips.ie
Commercial in Hamburg
Steven Kisilevich was kind enough to share some shots of a recent commercial he directed.
When I talked to MBF Filmtechnik in Hamburg about needing the best equipment they have for our commercial shoot, I felt like they rolled out the red carpet for us. We got the GF-8 crane (even Xten version), they gave us all the GFM track we wanted and of course the Primo Dolly with all the extras (i.e. GF-Combi Rigs, bazookas, bowl mount, etc). Everything was top notch, worked perfect! And using the GFM Dolly's, you get the same precision and quality every time! Thanks GFM and thanks MBF, you guys rock!
Contact : Steven Kisilevich at https://celerelenses.com
The GF-Slider goes "Down Under"
Our long-time collaborator, Toby Copping, a top Key Grip from Australia introduced the GF-Slider whilst shooting Hackshaw Ridge last year and has since used it on a couple of other jobs.
On our current feature we're working with Scott Sakamoto who is the A Cameraman. Every day we are seeing how versatile the GF-Slider is and Scott loves it. From the experience I've gathered working with GFM's Slider, I think it's an absolute winner.
We're extremely grateful to Toby for all the practical input he's given us during the development of the GF-Slider and wish him continued success.
To contact Toby Copping: TCGrips@icloud.com