Shoes for the beach
Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:51 PM
Posted 05 October 2009 - 04:15 PM
Have you tried these shoes on? I often find that these full on out door shoes have very stiff soles and I like soles with a lot of flex like trainers so I can roll along the ground. I am interested in these as they could be the elixir of shoes we have all been looking for.
Beach, for me is about protecting your ankle and being less concerned about sole roll. I wear HiTech Magnums. I like the idea of chain link fence but I reckon I would never use it unless it was super soft sand.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 05:51 PM
I use surf shoe or wet shoe. But most of the time I just go bare feet.
It is more comfortable and controllable on the sand than any kind of shoe.
Chain-link fence? No; unless you walk on very soft sand or sand dune.
I used the rubber-like material net on sand dune. It is a soil backing net which you can find in any gardening store (mine is from Home Depot). Cheap, light weight, and disposable!
On the beach, you might need at least 2 wind-cutter panels.
Water proof your lower electronic housing if you go near the wave.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 11:32 PM
Posted 08 October 2009 - 09:55 AM
Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:35 PM
Posted 01 November 2009 - 03:15 AM
Walking on the sand ...hurts.
I´ve a trick.... The way I´ll do, I put towels buried in the sand... small milimetters of sand covers it. Invisible for the camera in my way. It´s a harder surface , and you´ll don´t sink your feet in the sand... Barefree is other solution, not for me, because I prefer the air protection of my shoes...
Posted 01 November 2009 - 03:20 AM
in sand i find my old combat boots to be the best, lots of ankle support especially in dunes. near water, barefoot or scuba booties
Posted 01 November 2009 - 10:16 AM
Lesson learned. Desert boots next time.
Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:20 PM
I am glad I found this post, as I was called yesterday for a shoot on Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. It will be my first beach shoot. I want to prep my rig as best as I can. In any other ways, what precautions have you and your AC teams protected the rig and your camera?
I have a standby cover in case of weather change. I was thinking to cover the camera, my batteries and everything on the monitor except screen with some expert garbage bag configuration, and possibly purchasing the arm covers that Evrim mentions in this post.
Is there anything else on the camera/steadicam that you feel should be protected? Is there possibility of vest issues? What would happen if sand got in the gimbal?
Sorry if I'm spouting. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.