Rally New York 2010

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    • #45910

      My Rally New York video from 09

      Ok so this isn’t that great, I wasn’t really planning on taking video at this event (just photos, thank you) but my nikon d40 lenses broke so I had to fill in with video to make the trip worth it. πŸ™‚

    • #189905

      nice. i love rally racing. i wish i had money for a car so i could start doing it…

    • #189906

      Yeah, it sure looks fun πŸ™‚ but I’d rather video it then race in it.

    • #189907


      Having covered races it’s tough to do on a one camera shoot particularly if you’re locked into one location for safety reasons and or it’s where you’ve been assigned. When you’re in one spot you’ve only got a couple of things you can do to get good shots. The most difficult thing to contend with is you’ll quickly run through those couple of things pretty quick and your coverage will get monotonous.

      When you can, change camera positions and as often as you can. When it comes to covering a race with one camera and no jib, to make your coverage more interesting you have to shoot with ‘screen direction’ in mind. Action going from L – R, R – L and Neutral shots will be your workhorses. You can vary it up by getting high and low angles, but to get the screen direction changes you need you’re going to have to move.

      To get that R – L change, you’ll have to get on the opposite side of the road. That can be tough particularly like in your video’s case the safety lines were taped off. Not to mention crossing the road in the middle of the race is a bad idea. However, maybe you can get permission from one of the pit crews or the race staff to be in the pit area. Not only will you be able to get that screen direction change, but a lot of interesting footage of the car crews working during the race.

      To get your Neutral shots you have to move to a point on the road or track where the car looks to be coming straight at you. For this to work, you’ll have to let the car enter and leave the frame without you panning for it. Oh and throw an appropriate music track under your nat sound to liven it up. Just a few suggestions. Other than that, it’s obvious you’ve got a good eye for the work.

    • #189908

      Thanks for the advice πŸ™‚

      In the first video I had different places and angles, but the second one, I know what you mean. There was prob 200 people packed into a little area, with no moveing room. Plus there were bushes all over and the viewing area was HIGHLY limited. I hope to get media passes soon and go to better places πŸ™‚

      But thanks again πŸ™‚

    • #189909


      Great video. I just did my first rally video – check it out here:



    • #189910

      Woah you had a wicked spot! Your so lucky πŸ˜› Nice camera work to!

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