The extensive library of filming, sound and lighting equipment available freely to SFM members was expanded in April with the addition of a Crane 2 Gimbal made by Zhiyun. This new item of portable kit is particularly useful in providing steadi-cam style multi-axis camera support, especially when filming with DSLR and smaller format cameras such as those of Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Lumix and Nikon. Image sharpness is greatly enhanced by a servo-assisted Tactile Focus Wheel which provides three levels of focus adjustment. and permits both digital and mechanical real-time follow focus to 0.02 degrees. The battery-powered unit can be used hand-held or on its own fold-out feet. Costing around £600, it joins several professional tripods and ride-on dolly-and- track in the Club’s kit list, available freely to fully-paid-up SFM members for use on approved projects. The full range, which also includes HD cameras from Sony, Black Magic and Go-Pro, was demonstrated at a Club Meet-up in May.

Member Benefits

Development of skills

Help and support members

Interesting workshops

Networking with other members

Community Services

Helping not-for-profit organisations

Helping new filmmakers

Offering advice on filmmaking to local businesses and organisations

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Sutton Filmmakers
Parochial Rooms,
42 The Broadway,
Cheam, Surrey,
SM3 8BL,
United Kingdom