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It doesn’t sound like you’re factoring in the weights with the Flowpod/cam estimate. You’re asking about tripod costs? Not a lot of money here in Oklahoma, so we have to budget wisely – I spent about $150 each for our Velbons. Wouldn’t consider anything cheaper, gotta have a good fluid head.
The specs listed the Flowpod as almost 4 pounds, are there more weights you can add to it, because it didn’t seem like it. That’s a fairly reasonable price for a tripod, too.
I read on a post somewhere (not here) that the vest things aren’t very good for shooting, only for resting. Forget viewfinder when using Flowpod or Steadicam – just LCD.
Yeah, that’s what I figured.
So acquiring the funding is nearly an afterthought? Of course, the stuff grows on trees out there in Colorado, eh? 🙂
We’re a bunch of stupid kids that want to do something big, so we’re seizing the opportunity. $10,000 isn’t a totally weird number as I racked up $22k in student loans for the 9 months I was in art school 😉
It’s just acquiring it without having to run to the bank.