A&P shooting dslr video....

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  1. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    how do you get smooth moving shots?

    for example like the ones from this wedding promo video: http://vimeo.com/10102378

    the shot of them washing dishes and the focal point changes, etc... The only thing I can think of is a mini rail system of some sort :o
     
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    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    I think you did a really great job. What camera did you use to capture the video?
     
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    . just because I couldn't post just the quote
     
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    http://blog.stillmotionexperience.com/?page_id=13


    camera movement
    cinevate linear tracking system (slider) // what sets this tool apart is that it actually has bearings, and a bowl head, so you get super smooth slides on your first take and you can adjust the bowl to always have a level shot. these are a bit more pricey than something like glidetrack, but the first time you miss what would have been you best shot of the day because the plastic on the glidetrack stuck, i think you will agree why it is worth so much more. you can get these in different rail lengths, which makes them very versatile. we have a custom set of 6′ rails that are great for commercial setups and really long shots that would traditionally require a dolly. the downsides – the legs on these are a little un-rounded so you want to watch the surface you put them on, and the bearings do make some noise. it is very tolerable in a quite church but a medium speed shot in close to an audio source wouldn’t work.
    steadicam flyer // these little beauties are one of the biggest things that gave stillmotion its reputation back in the day. priced at nearly double the pilot, they certainly offer some bells and whistle that those other units don’t have. the carbon fiber post adjustable post and oversized gimbal give the unit a great feel. the adjustment on the flyer’s stage couldn’t be easier. the base of the sled has full control over the position of the monitor and batteries, making it much easier to get dynamic balance. the vest on these is very comfy, and that is huge when you go on longer shoots. the iso-elastic arm is probably one of the biggest things that make a steadicam unit stand apart. it allows the operator to position the rig high or low and the arm holds it in place. the flyer is what we use on all of our shoots. we use a modified version of the cinevate shoulder rig to go on our steadicam with the dSLR to give us more weight and protection for the cam.
    steadicam pilot // we have some of these as well, but they are more for our workshops and training. the unit can do things comparable to a flyer when operated properly and the price point is pretty astonishing, but it does feel like a scaled down version of the flyer. the vest would be one of the biggest thins that was stripped down to make the unit more affordable. the arm can also support much less weight, so if you have a bigger cam, you will want the flyer.
    the cinevate dslr shoulder rig // this are by far our first choice when it comes to getting a hand held feel our of our dSLRs with the use of a shoulder rig. the zacuto rigs, while very pretty, are quite pricey and aren’t very practical in form factor for the way we shoot. we use our rigs with the cage for added weight, and an extra support you can lean against walls or grab with your hand to shoot from the waist. we use a modified version of this without the grips and with shorter rails to go on our steadicam with the dSLR to give us more weight and protection for the cam.
     
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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    who me? lol
     
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    I don't understand how to keep the moving subjects in focus.
     

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