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#1 LeighWanstead

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 02:33 AM

Hello everyone,

How do you hide yourself in window shot and mirror shot reflecting your image except wearing black cloth? How do you hide shade of your body by lighting while using Steadicam?

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#2 RobVanGelder

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 01:10 PM

Hi Leigh.

The trick with Steadicam is that you move into a position where you have no reflection.
But this is often one of the hardest things to do.
It all depends on the shot and sometimes you can use drapes, curtains, dulling spay, or actors that block the reflection.
This is where experience and clever positioning and timing is important.

Of course there are some situations where you cannot find a good solution.
I once had to go through a revolving door. That was tricky and in the end we could hide most of the reflections by putting in people who partially covered the reflections.
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#3 julian chojnacki

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 01:54 PM

Leigh,
If you're shooting day and you're ending up in front of a window it's always a good idea to ask the DP what he's exposing the outside for. If it's going to be a 'hot' window then you will probably not have a reflection on film. It will be completely white.
Also sometimes when you're on a set with a lot of windows, the production designer in conjuction with the DP may have had enough forethought and budget to put tiltable window panes in, which would allow you to carefully manipulate the glass to elliminate the reflections. Good luck.
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#4 LeighWanstead

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 05:00 PM

What about polarized filter?

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#5 julian chojnacki

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 05:27 PM

In an indoor situation a polarized filter would most likely affect the look of the rest of your shot. It would also affect the stop which may be critical to the DP. Filter?.....Possible but most likely not probable.
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#6 LeighWanstead

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 06:07 PM

Dear Julian ,

Just curious. Can you tell me what DGA, DGC, SOC, SOA stand for? Is that some sorts of degree?

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#7 julian chojnacki

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 06:45 PM

Leigh,
DGA - Directors Guild of America
DGC - Directors Guild of Canada
SOC - Society of Operating Cameramen
SOA - Steadicam Operators Association
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#8 LeighWanstead

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 08:04 PM

Dear Julian,

THX
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#9 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 02:14 PM

THX
Thomlinson Holman Experience..

couldnt resist! :lol:
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#10 PatrickvanWeeren

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 03:13 PM

Dear all,

If the black cloth, curtains etc. don't work; you can also try to go more 007.
I've actually once worn a police - officers uniform (with hat) and had an extra walk in front of me to hide the sled as much as possible. It's fun believe me...


Regards,

Patrick van Weeren
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