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#1 Juan Lima

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:48 PM

Hi mates!!!

I'm having problems with those long wide open shots at very very slow speed with very distant subjects or without subjects like long corridors (no subjective) and with side tracking low speed shots. (Dolly kind shots with an ending Steadicam movement).

Normally work on TV so I'm wired with those huge Triax most of the time. That's makes everything more difficult. I've noticed that walking backwards on lateral movements is much more stable for me, but sometimes I can't with that crossover Triax cable on my or when any swicth could be a compromise.

A Western Dolly for very slow shots could help?

I know, removing Triax cable could be an ideal and a way to improve everything but TV directors and Video Operators offers a lot of resistance about this. I'm talking about TV series not live shows.
 
How to improve these kind of shots? No matter if Triax or not!

 

 


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#2 Juan Lima

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

Talking about real low low speed!!!


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#3 Giorgi Koridze

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:11 PM

are u holding whole hand on sled or just fingers ? if you are not doing special round spin or movement than you should be touching sled only just a bit, if its not helps then the problem is balance ;)


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:31 PM

Give this a read. Good info from some great ops.

 

http://www.steadicam...showtopic=16171


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#5 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:14 PM

Any option for a wireless Triax? Maybe a 3 wheeled rickshaw can help?


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#6 Juan Lima

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:59 PM

Touch it's Ok. I think isnt a problem of balance. I balance like a watchmaker, DB and inertial too ( I tried shorter and longer configs). I think it's more about certain limits on how slow we can go with a Steadicam. I found my actual limit in that way. Talking with a Steadi Op I admire, he gave me a great explanation about minimal inertia requirements,  weigth transfer from one foot to another and good exercises to improve foot work at maximun.

About hardware: Garfield Mount sounds as a good option. I gonna try this weekend on a Western Dolly to see how it works in this kind of shots, and how slow I can go until step off.

Grant, I'm reading the link. Good Stuff!!!

Victor, rickshaw sounds like a good one. It's in my must have list.

*I prefer shorten config in cases like this, but if any of you uses a different inertial config I'm open to all ideas and always happy to learn from you. Anyone have experience making switching with big triax cables?

Thanks !!!


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