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#1 MarceloKron

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 11:18 PM

Take a look at these rocks in the soil... very easy to twist the foot!

luck that was a mini :)

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#2 Nicolas Rome

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 01:13 PM

That's one of the reasons that the world needs steadicam!!
Why is the sound guy not listening with both ears :)
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 01:31 PM

Take a  look at these rocks in the soil... very easy to  twist the foot!

luck that was a mini :)

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Actually that doesn't look that bad.
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#4 Nicolas Rome

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 02:08 PM

I didn't want to say it ...
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Posted 05 September 2005 - 11:37 AM

Buy yourself a pair of good lightweight hiking boots. You must always have good ankle support or your going to go down. And, use a spotter when you?re in rough terrain.

I once had to do a shot in a in a dried riverbed over large river rocks (6?+ round) to see the suspension work for a Bombardier ATV spot. My spotter was carrying most of my weight for that shot, but no way could I have done it alone.

A sidebar on that shot. They should have used a jib arm, but it was a last minute request from the director and I knew I could give him ?pieces?.
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#6 Matt Mouraud

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 01:10 PM

Don't look that bad, we have a lot of pebbled streets in Paris that will twist your ankle in a blink of an eye. When flying I use a pair of Timberland hiking shoes that are fantastic : great feel and the heel is slanted. On flat surfaces I use Puma driving shoes. I think it's important to use the right pair of shoes when flying...
Then the key is thorough recon WITH your assistant who will then guide you and advise you with a tap on a shoulder or anything you will discuss before the shoot. Careful planning will keep your hard earned cash safe...
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#7 Tom Wills

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 02:01 PM

I've found that the opposite of hiking boots helps me when shooting in wierd conditions, aka a pair of extremely broken in Rockports. Basically it's like walking barefoot, except there is some protection. The shoes just flex and bend with your foot, and it's a quite nice experience. I find being able to "feel" the terrain is a huge plus for me. I'm sure they wouldn't be quite perfect for pebbles, but for things like the road posted above, it might help some.

Then again I do all my best operating barefoot, but I think I might just be crazy. :P
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#8 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 03:19 PM

I did a shoot the other day on a shingle beach, a single 3 mins 30 seconds steadicam sequence for a music video... which was tricky to shoot. The shingle underfoot was a mixture of small and larger stones, deep in places, sandy in others. The shot was looking out to sea, so horizon and framing were both critical, foreground and background action needed following.

So messy underfoot, gusts of wind, you name it we had it all. Good news is that we nailed it by take 4, I walked away happy at the wrap. I was fortunate enough to be working with a great DoP and fantastic focus puller/assistant (cheers Luke & Warren :D )

All I'd say is make sure you have a good look at where you'll be shooting beforehand with the director, plan your route, lay down some marks, and have an assistant with you all the way.
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