Miller EFP Support for Southern Cross Truck
28 July 2003
Game Creek Productions’ Australian connections have strengthened following the purchase of 7 x Miller Arrow HD tripod systems for use with the mighty 53’ Southern Cross mobile production truck. Supplied by Miller Camera Support LLC (USA), the Arrow HD systems feature Miller’s heavy duty 2-Stage carbon fiber legs with mid level spreader, and provide support for the New Hampshire-based company’s Sony BVP-950 cameras and Canon 21 x 7.8 ENG lens combinations.
Game Creek’s flagship truck was so named by President Pat Sullivan after he witnessed an awesome display of the Southern Cross star constellation whilst climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 2001. The name and memories of Australia obviously stuck.
With the industry’s largest Digital signal router, a 195 x 384 PESA Cheetah fed off an 80in/40out GVG Calypso Switcher, Southern Cross also features a 51’ expanding area, making it the largest physical and technical truck in the industry. A sports coverage regular, the key duties for Southern Cross include general entertainment events as well as national sporting programs like The Super Bowl, the NAB Finals and the NBA All Star Game.
Game Creek’s Jason Taubman and Paul Bonner are responsible for engineering design of Southern Cross, and help keep it and the company’s other four trucks on the road chasing weekly events that may be a thousand miles from each other.
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The Miller HD tripod’s high strength-to-weight ratio ensures fast, easy repositioning of 20-70lb camera/lens payloads up to the highest stadium roof. The rock solid HD tripod, new Mid spreader and a range of newly launched tracking dollies, complete the new look in EFP from Miller.
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