So this has been the first year I've really gotten into consistent and determined filming, I have 3 entry-level lenses, a T3i, a homemade steadicam (it actually works excellently), and a pretty shitty 10 or 20 year old tripod that I found in my attic. I feel like I'm fairly set on the gear for filming as of now, but I'm sure that I need a new tripod, as I find it to be one of the most recommended "get first for filming" things here on NS. So, without further ado, here's what I have to ask:
Anyway, at my school, we have a Video Production class, and a lot of the equipment goes unrecognized by the majority of the students, as they're all very amateur. So, today I found two Manfrotto tripods in the equipment room, and they were very heavy, and wouldn't be great to bring on the hill because of the size, but they both have Manfrotto 519 Fluid Heads. Here's a link: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:WCDyi2Y9EeEJ:www.manfrotto.com/519-professional-fluid-video-head+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
And this is the head if you don't care to look at the link:
I asked my teacher, and he said he'd be totally fine with me using the heads on the hill, but I have two questions:
1 - Has anyone ever used this head on the hill, and would it be a good head to use?
2 - If I'm going to buy legs, what would you recommend that would work well with this head while I'm filming on the mountain? Will it even work with most legs?
Thanks guys, I really lucked out here, I'm just not sure what to do now that I have access to such a seemingly nice head.