Miller Fluid Heads: The Anniversary tripod is a Classic12 September 2014
Miller is celebrating its 60th year with the introduction of its latest Cineline 70 Fluid Head to the European market, a hand-built classic wooden tripod, and the giveaway on its stand of a free Miller 60th anniversary camera plate locking key ring to IBC attendees.
Eric Miller and his son, Bob, developed and patented the first ever fluid action head to create smooth pans and tilts for location filming in 1946, and founded the company in 1954. Since then, Miller has delivered “more than 100,000 tripods and fluid heads, acquired several patents and won numerous awards for its exceptional quality and design,” said Mike Lippmann, European manager, Miller Fluid Heads.
To celebrate the anniversary, it has created new, special edition LP ’54 Classic tripods, built by hand as they were when first introduced, from components that remained after the last production run of the Light Professional (LP), with only 40 being built from finest Australian Blackwood.
The Australian manufacturer has also introduced the new Cineline 70, which is aimed at heavy payload cinematography, and is showing its compact new Air and DS tripod systems, the Compass and Arrow fluid head ranges, and the robust 150mm ball levelling Skyline 70 fluid head and tripod systems.