Videomaker – Learn video production and editing, camera reviews › Forums › Technique › Miscellaneous Techniques › poor man’s elevation
- January 13, 2010 at 10:16 PM #37710
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…
well, ok laugh away. lol
- January 13, 2010 at 10:38 PM #167115
I’ve seen flakier, but that wins a prize for best ‘grab what you have onsite at the moment’ setup.
- January 14, 2010 at 4:00 AM #167116
- January 14, 2010 at 4:03 PM #167117
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!
- January 15, 2010 at 3:52 PM #167118
who woulf have thought a roll of paper towels wouldn’t cusion the shot??
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?
- January 16, 2010 at 12:57 AM #167119CraftersOfLightMember
… 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.
- January 16, 2010 at 2:59 AM #167120
They’re only funny if nobody was looking….
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.