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17/04/2014

Miller Raffles '54 Classic

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Miller Camera Support rounded off a successful NAB this year with a charity event that saw the company raffle a limited edition '54 Classic tripod for the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF).

The Australian-owned camera support equipment company hosted British filmmaker Philip Bloom, who drew the lot and announced bystander Mighty Chuchaisri as the winner. Mr Chuchaisri is now the owner of a limited edition Miller LP '54 Classic tripod, built by hand from remaining components left after the last production run of the Light Professional (LP).
The raffle was announced before the show as a celebration of its company's 60th anniversary. All proceeds were donated to the NABEF.
"It's an honor to present the winner of Miller's exclusive giveaway. The prized Miller LP '54 Classic tripod isn't just a rare collector's item; it's truly beautiful," Mr Bloom said. "I have been in the business for more than 25 years now and, even though the invention of the tripod was before my time, I happen to know someone who first started working in the field with Miller's original 1954 classic tripod!
"Education is essential in our business, especially now with the huge changes that we have seen, in which traditional paths are drying up. Companies like Miller help to ensure that our next generation of filmmakers continues to push and create in ways that we once could have never dreamed of."
"We are appreciative to have been chosen as the associated charity for Miller Camera Support, LLC's special 60th anniversary celebration," says NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. "This donation assists our efforts in encouraging the future of broadcasting through education. Thank you to all who participated in the raffle and for all who attended today's festivities."
Upon hearing his name, Mighty Chuchaisri raised his arms before leaping over a collection of Miller tripods to claim his prize!
"It's beautiful... I've never won anything before," he said.
www.millertripods.com
www.nabef.org
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