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#1 Lars Erik

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

Saw this video on YT.

Gets interesting after 1:07.

Liked some of the shots, high speed downhill, and pretty entertaining footage.


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#2 Amando Crespo

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:35 PM

WoW!!!.
Thanks Lars por the upload.
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#3 Kevin Andrews SOC

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:25 AM

Neat little rig for high speed shooting. Works well at what looks like 16mm. He could post stabilize that footage and get near perfect results.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:16 AM

He got great results with that little rig but not a very conducive rig to be skiing with. The ones we use on X-Games are way better and functional for the task at hand, which is skiing and framing
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:22 AM

Out of curiosity Rob, are there any pictures online available of these rigs?

Would love to see one up close.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:40 AM

He got great results with that little rig but not a very conducive rig to be skiing with. The ones we use on X-Games are way better and functional for the task at hand, which is skiing and framing



I have been looking for a picture of one those as well. I have done slow moving steadicam shots with my flyer on skies but it is awkward and dangerous. Would never try any of the fast downhill stuff with it and I have skied at least 20 days a year since I was 2.
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#7 Ken Nguyen

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:59 PM

Look at the shadow on the ground at 0:27, the operator was on a snowmobile.
It is not easy to have a perfect stop with rig while skiing.


Fly Safe!

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#8 Bryant Swanstrom

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

Look at the shadow on the ground at 0:27, the operator was on a snowmobile.
It is not easy to have a perfect stop with rig while skiing.


Fly Safe!

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At 1:07 you see him take off on skies with the rig and the footage looks like he could be on skis since the footage looking back torwards the group has no snowmobile track.
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#9 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:53 PM

The ski cam rigs at X-Games aren't really steadicams in the normal sense . There are regular steadicams there but what I speak of are the ones you see in the half pipe and on the slopestyle course.

They are counterweighted horizontally on a U bracket around your hips and held up by your arms, the camera is on the bottom part of the U and the counterweights are on the two open ends , this allows you to pan and tilt while still seeing what you are shooting and seeing where you are skiing,, especially when your going 40-50 mph and still framing a shot.

Hope I explained that enough, I may have some old pictures someplace but I'm sure if you searched ESPN X-Games photo archives there's bound to be one or two Picts in there someplace.
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#10 John E Fry

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:44 PM

Wow!

That's pretty impressive - made more so I think by the footage being slightly sped up...

I've been filming skiing for years with a variety of methods, including a good old Steadicam JR, & it's a really hard thing to do well, especially conveying the speed and elegance of skiing when wind is hitting the camera, & the snow is hitting you! So well done to this camera person, it all comes together really well.

Maybe I'll dust off the JR & have another go next season...!
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