Duane McCulie about his Tango Roller camera slider
Tango roller review by Duane Mc Culie. Duane has a boutique hire and crewing company based in west London named Catalyst Cameras. He tested our camera track – camera slider Tango Roller in the utmost unique environment: The Terracotta Army in China.
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Read his story!
My name is Duane McCulie
I have a hire and crew company, while I’m writing this I’m in China working on a BBC production. What it’s exactly about I can’t tell you, but we’re filming in Europe, North-America, South-America, Asia and the South Pacific.
My company Catalyst Cameras is a London based hire and crew company. We send equipment and crews worldwide, for all kind of clients. We believe the difference is in the detail, and we take pride in supplying highly spec’d camera kits designed by filmmakers, for filmmakers, and at affordable rates.
Compact to travel with, this camera slider just always rolls smoother than anything else with its simple, but well executed design. In the case there is a 1.2 or 2.2 mtr option, floor or tripod mounted. A killer slider.
While I was in Shanghai I had a young assistant who was a history camera man, it was incredible how fast he learned to operate the kit and he got our gear (30 cases) around China by car, bus and plane expertly. At the Terracotta army we had 3 fixers to run our logistics and it made everything a lot easier for us, since they did a great job. It became really tricky when we were at the Yellow Mountains, because the terrain is quite rough. My assistant enlisted the help of 7 porters to carry the kit up to the locations to make our job easier.
I’m very satisfied with my Tango, I’ve dragged it around parts of Africa, Europe, America and Asia, still it has never failed me in delivering the great shots I have in mind!
The Tango Slider – a killer camera slider
I chose the Tango Slider because even though the case is relatively small the slider can be up to 2.2 meters long. In the Yellow Mountains we had to put up our gear. Because the Tango is quite light weight it made it easier to set it up on uneven surfaces like mountain trails. I’m very satisfied with my Tango, I’ve dragged it around parts of Africa, Europe, America and Asia, still it has never failed me in delivering the great shots I have in mind. When traveling around like I do you get to see these beautiful places and it’s great to capture it on film.
I chose the Tango Slider because even though the case is relatively small the slider can be up to 2.2 meters long.