James L. Fisher and The J. L. Fisher Company
Mr. Fisher's career began in 1938 at MGM laboratories. In 1946 while working at Republic Studios Mr. Fisher saw a need for better microphone booms and started working to improve their quality.
In 1951 Mr. Fisher designed and manufactured the first lighter and more functional microphone boom and base. Since then his company has continued to expand with many new innovations.
In the mid 1960's Mr. Fisher also began to design and manufacture his first camera dollies the model 8 followed soon by the model 9, which was used by most of the multi-camera film sit-coms. By the early 1980's the "Fisher 10" was developed, more compact than the model 9, the model 10 had a new element; it was the first practical dolly with round steering. The model 10 quickly became the industry standard.
Mr. Fisher always listened and responded to his customers and as a result has one of the greatest selection of products and accessories available to both the audio and image acquisition markets.
Over the years Mr. Fisher and J. L. Fisher, Inc. has been honored to receive to following awards:
- 1990-Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Science and Engineering Award for the Model 10 Camera Dolly
- 1991-Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement and Engineering for Booms and Base
- 1994- Society of Operating Cameraman, Technical Achievement Award
- 2004- International Cinematographers Guild, Outstanding & Devoted Service Award
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- Maximum Lift Beam Elevation with Standard Level Head: 62.625"
- Minimum Lift Beam Elevation with Standard Level Head: 13.75"
- Minimum Lift Beam Elevation with Low Level Head: 3.125"
- Vertical Beam Travel: 46.875"
- Lift Capacity: 500 Pounds
- Length: 55.5"
- Width: 26.5"
- Height when operating: 38.625"
- Height when folded: 25"
- Minimum Turn Radius with round steering: 22"
- Minimum Turn Radius with conventional steering: 44"
- Carrying Weight: 420 Pounds
- Maximum Dolly Load Capacity: 900 Pounds
- Lifts per system charge: 7 (Approximately 3 Minute Recharge)
- Maximum lift beam elevation with level head up: 51.5"
- Maximum lift beam elevation with level head down: 49.5"
- Minimum lift beam elevation with level head up: 17.5"
- Minimum lift beam elevation with level head down: 15.5"
- Minimum lift beam elevation with low level head: 3.625"
- Vertical Beam Travel: 24"
- Lift Beam Capacity: 200 Pounds
- Lifts per System Charge: 7
- Minutes to Recharge: 3 (Approximate)
- Length with level head forward: 44.75"
- Length with level head reversed: 39.625"
- Width, fully operational steering, wheels in: 20.375"
- Width, fully operational steering, wheels out: 25.75"
- Height when operating: 39.625"
- Height when folded: 23.25"
- Minimum Turn Radius for Round Steering: 16.1875"
- Minimum Turn Radius for Conventional Steering: 33.5"
- Carrying Weight: 307 Pounds
- Maximum payload with standard weights:118 Pounds
- Maximum payload with accessory weights: 164 Pounds
- Unladen weight: 134 Pounds
- Maximum height on 10 Dolly beam: 9 ft 6 in (2.9 m)
- Minimum height on 10 Dolly beam: -1 ft (-30.5 cm) (below ground level)
- Maximum height on 10 Dolly Center Mount: 9 ft 4 in (2.8 m)
- Minimum height on 10 Dolly Center Mount: 6 in (15 cm)
- Fulcrum to Rear: 3 ft (91 cm)
- Fulcrum to Camera Mount: 4 Ft 10.5 Inches (1.5 m)
- Reach: 5 Ft 10.5 Inches (1.8 m)
- Compatible with 9, 10 & 11 Dollies
- Model 21 on 9 or 10 Dollies with payload over 100 Pounds requires Center Mount
- Using 11 Dolly always requires Center Mount