At IBC this weekend, Miller Fluid Heads raffled off a limited edition Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod to raise money for the IABM Educational Foundation. The limited edition Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod was hand-built from remaining components left after the last production run of the Light Professional (LP). Not available for purchase, only 40 of these rare, collector’s items were produced for worldwide distribution to honor Miller’s 60th anniversary. Each LP ’54 is numbered and comes with its own certificate of authentication and wooden encasement, crafted from Australian Blackwood.
Gabriele Woolley, director of The Broadcast Bridge, won the raffle. “I’ve known Miller for 25 years now, and their tripods and fluid heads have always and continue to impress me,” said Woolley. “There have been many technological advances over the years as the company continues to create and develop innovative camera support solutions, but it is great to see that, since day one, incredible craftsmanship has been Miller’s ongoing commitment and priority, as is evident in the LP ’54. I’m so thrilled to have won!”
“We are very appreciative to have been chosen as the associated charity for Miller’s special 60th anniversary celebration at IBC 2014,” said Roger Crumpton, director and trustee of the IABM Educational Foundation. “It is donations, such as these, that allow us to continue to support individuals worldwide who are interested in furthering their technical education to advance their careers in broadcast and media technology. Thank you to all who participated in the raffle and for all who attended the festivities.”