poor man’s elevation

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    • #37710
      Grinner Hester
      Participant

      so like,
      I was on a chroma key shoot in Chicago yesterday. My cheap stands that hold my green screen are only six feet tall but it’s never really been a problem. I’m close enough with my clients that I can work around it, have em sit, or even ask em to bend their knees but still stand straight, cheezy as that is. 😉
      This was a new client though and the first guy to speak walked in well over 6 feet tall. I wasn’t comfy asking him to correct so, in a pinch, I did what I had to do…

      stop laughin’
      well, ok laugh away. lol

    • #167115
      composite1
      Member

      I’ve seen flakier, but that wins a prize for best ‘grab what you have onsite at the moment’ setup.

    • #167116
      Grinner Hester
      Participant

      how bout this one:

      didnt work all that well:

      http://ModdinArt.com/MAride.wmv

      lol

    • #167117
      composite1
      Member

      Yeah,

      Without a gyro stabilizer that was never going to work even if the road was freshly laid. I was shooting in the Australian Outback and had to get footage along a stretch of dirt service road. The shoot was so impromptu that all I could do was grab a seat cushion put it under the camera and then both on top of the pickup we were riding in. Since we had a Schwim GyStab on the front of the rig the footage came out with little or no camera shake. I took a fine butt-kicking however… thank the Gods I had some bungee cords to strap myself on behind the truck’s cab!

    • #167118
      Grinner Hester
      Participant

      who woulf have thought a roll of paper towels wouldn’t cusion the shot??

      lol

      Dunno how I didn’t break the camera with that fall. I was doin’ more than 40mph.

      Ever notice how wrecks are funny before 20 but pain begins to hurt after 30?

    • #167119
      CraftersOfLight
      Participant

      … and after 40 the floor is farther away to retreive dropped items, the closer you get to it the greater the gravity effect, and the harder it is to get back up.

    • #167120
      composite1
      Member

      They’re only funny if nobody was looking….

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