Jump to content



Photo

Operator falling backwards


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Mariano Costa

Mariano Costa

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 148 posts

Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:21 PM

Hope this guy is fine. Did look like an awful fall, cool reaction from the athletes, though:

 

 


  • 1

#2 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

Osvaldo Silvera SOC

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 674 posts
  • Miami, FL

Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:09 AM

Where was the spotter! And why wasnt he in DonJuan if he didnt have a spotter.
  • 0

#3 John atkinson

John atkinson

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 145 posts
  • Florida

Posted 19 August 2013 - 12:46 PM

I don't think sports give you a spotter/utility.  Seems like he didn't scout his surroundings!


  • 0

#4 Lars Erik

Lars Erik

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 543 posts
  • Norway

Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:50 PM

Done a few football games (soccer for you Americans who actually think NFL is football  :rolleyes: ), there I always had a spotter. So I think the norm is that you usually have one. The ops pride must have taken a bump though. Feel for the guy.


  • 0

#5 Jurgen Marx-Badenhorst

Jurgen Marx-Badenhorst

    New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts

Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:47 PM

This happened to me while doing Idols and I had a spotter, he was checking out the girls....luckily myself and rig was fine....
  • 0

#6 Evrim KAYA

Evrim KAYA

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 301 posts

Posted 19 August 2013 - 05:32 PM

some years ago, i was shooting a documentary so i had to design and shoot the scene on the fly sometimes without the possibility to check my surroundings before hand.

one day, the scene involved a longer than expected walk and talk and i was stuck to missionary walking backwards, i didn't want to switch to don juan fearing of disturbing the image. i had a spotter so i though i will rely on him.

bang!!

my foot goes into a hole the rig flies away, i'm on the ground!

the spotter says: "there was a hole in the ground"

!!

yeah thanks dude!

luckily i was moving fairly slow and flying a light flyer LE rig and a dslr. so no real damage to me or the equipment.


  • 0

#7 Ken Nguyen

Ken Nguyen

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 245 posts
  • California & Viet Nam

Posted 19 August 2013 - 05:42 PM

He didn't have a good form.  (just wonder if he took any workshop)

Look at the video, his head is more to his left.

He looks at the monitor and his subject on his left.

He fully grabs the gimbal with his palm.

The sled is off to the side (dutch) not nearly vertical.

 

 

He is goofy, so his head should be turning more to his right.

This way he can glance to the right to check out his path.

 

With or without spotter, one should constantly check his own path before and during operating.

 

Cheers,

 

Ken Nguyen.


  • 0

#8 RobinThwaites

RobinThwaites

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 383 posts
  • Pinewood UK

Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:06 AM

Hi Ken

 

As a goofy with this shot looking 45 degrees to my left I would definitely be checking over my left shoulder not right.

 

Robin


  • 0

#9 Ken Nguyen

Ken Nguyen

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 245 posts
  • California & Viet Nam

Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:55 PM

Hi Robin,

I'm sorry that my writing is not clear enough.

I'm a normal operator, not a goofy.

 

As a goofy he should glance back to his right shoulder to check his path as he walking backward.

It likes you make a quick look back to the right corner of your eye to check.

Then turn your eyes back to the monitor and subject.

Switching your eyes left to right (goofy) as you walk backward.

 

I use to quickly turn my head slightly back about 15degree and glance back to my right while walking backward; then turn back to normal.  The number of turn is depended on the terrain and shape of the path.

 

Cheers,

 

Ken Nguyen.


  • 0

#10 Andrew Fletcher

Andrew Fletcher

    New Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 9 posts
  • London UK

Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:37 PM

"I'm a normal operator, not a goofy"

 

?


  • 0




Betz Tools for Stabilizers

rebotnix Technologies

Wireless Video Systems

Omnishot Systems

GPI Pro Systems

BOXX

Paralinx LLC

IDX

Boland Communications

PLC - Bartech

Engineered Cinema Solutions

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

PLC Electronics Solutions

SkyDreams

Teradek

Varizoom Follow Focus

Ritter Battery