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Oxberrys Anyone?

Post by Herb Montes » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:39 pm

So I'm concentrating more on traditional 2D cel animation. Though I had to disassemble my Mitchell stand when I moved. I have setup a small animation stand with my Bolex Rex and Meritex motor on a stand that was once a 35mm enlarger base. I have been wanting to get my hands on an Oxberry stand. Now I'm not talking about the Oxberry Master Stand which stands over 12 feet tall. But the smaller Filmmaker model made to use 16mm film. They also made a smaller MediaPro model which used a Bolex camera. Anyone seen one of these around? I know some universities had the Master Stand (Rice University in Houston had one) but they may have gotten rid of them. I think a few supply houses in Hollywood may still have these older animation stands around (like the Fax model).

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Post by Davideo » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:03 pm

There's an Oxberry for sale on eBay right now.

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Post by Herb Montes » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:45 pm

I've seen that. It looks to be parts of a motion control system. What I am looking for is an Oxberry Filmmaker or maybe a ThriftFAX stand. Don Bluth is said to have used a FAX stand when he left Disney with his own animation company. You can see what I'm talking about from these blogs:

http://inklingstudio.typepad.com/chroni ... e-era.html

http://www.michaelspornanimation.com/splog/?p=1652

I can buy one new from China:

http://www.okokchina.com/p/Office-Metal ... 77962.html

I wonder how much they want for it? Shipping would be a lot.

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Post by MovieStuff » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:01 am

What's funny is that, a few years ago, soooooooo many places were giving away Oxberry stands if you just came and picked them up. The same with flatbed Steinbeck editors. If you pay anything more than $100, you're paying too much.

Hope you are feeling better.

Roger

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