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#1 Charles R Turner

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:06 PM

OK... New guy, first time post.  

 

I have worked 2nd AC on some local country music videos here in Nashville.  Currently, I'm working on a short film and doing a few POV shots.  One of the shots requires a POV to where we see the Actor's hand reach out and point a gun.  A buddy of mine works at a small ad firm and said they accomplished something just like this, but due to lack of funds (even though the agency isn't hurting), they made some sorta of helmet cam???

 

I was at least halfway intrigued so he sent me a link to the agency's blog describing it.  Honestly, I still don't get the need for this contraption at all, but they seem pretty darn proud of it.  Am I missing something?  What's the point of this contraption?  Judging from some of the comments on the blog, it looks like I'm not the only one; however, I'd rather ask the pros.  

 

Here is their blog showing (and describing) the helmet cam:  http://www.cjadverti...tion/#more-2881

 

And for reference point, here is the video they shot with it:  

 

Thanks for any feedback.  Charles Turner.


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#2 Alan Rencher

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:51 PM

That's not a new idea, and I've seen better implementations. It's by no means a Steadicam. It's just a helmet mounted camera, but it works for those specialty shots.


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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:13 PM

Welcome on the Steadicam Forum, I agree with Alan that this has nothing to do with Steadicam though.

 

Have a look at GoPro, that's basically what this little camera is designed for. http://gopro.com/cam...CFYSf4Aodxl8A-g

Oh and it shoots 2.7K (haha!)


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#4 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:26 PM

What about Ed's brushless gimbal rig for the GoPro mounted to a helmet?

http://www.steadicam...showtopic=18417
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