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3iSpreader & The Layover


Mark Irwin CSC/ASC is shooting THE LAYOVER in Vancouver with director William H. Macy. It is a ‘road’ picture with two girls ( Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton ) who get way laid on their vacation flight and end up in St. Louis instead of Florida. They decide to make the most of their time and try a hot air balloon ride with a fellow passenger ( Matt Barr ).

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We shot at Boundary Bay Beach with a basket, gas burner and a crane ( CGI ballon to match the real one in the real St. Louis ). After the launch, we put our two Arri Alexas on a platform that was 25 feet in the air and shot coverage of the actors ‘ in flight’.

With real wind rattling the plywood deck and weight at a minimum, the 3iSpreaders on each tripod made the day’s work safe and secure. No piles of sandbags, no flimsy bungee cords, no fear of an accidental disconnection. The crew just grabbed the sticks, put them on the hairy edge of the scaffold and, when we wrapped, folded them up with the 3iSpreader securely folded up inside.


Unlike the unhappy paparazzi ( BTW the big guy is the one who clipped Ryan Reynolds in a parking garage.

Check out some pictures below and check back www.3iSpreader.com/online for the Latest News about The Layover, and follow them on Instagram at @TheLayoverFilm

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3iSpreader.com Launch!

Mark Irwin CSC/ASC is proud to introduce the 3iSpreader to the world of film and digital production. We are excited to launch this new website and look forward to your feedback.

We hope that our many years of experience in every kind of film making situation will help you with your production demands. We feel that the 3iSpreader is a game changing evolution in camera support and that you will be able to finally find a better way to stand on your own three feet.


So please examine all of the different pages and check out our Photo Gallery of camera crews on set using the 3iSpreader System. Explore the website, find all of the answers to the FAQs and ask any more by going to our Contact page.


Thanks … Mark Irwin CSC/ASC