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#1 Christopher Moone

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 12:45 PM

Hey all, just wanted to share one of the trickiest situations I have found myself in so far. I was asked to follow the actor to a door, pass through and down a narrow hallway 30' and through a back yard. Whatever, a door, no problem right? Well, the doorway was a metal gate between two buildings and only 18" wide! The hallway at it's widest was a scant 22". In the end I got the shot and everyone was very happy. Talk about awkward operating position. I only blew one take bouncing off a wall which I feel pretty good about. I love a good challenge. Attached File  Narrow hallway.jpg   43.47KB   24 downloads

 

 


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#2 Stefano Ben

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 03:03 PM

Thanks to have shared it Christopher!

 

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#3 Charles Papert

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 12:51 PM

Not a spot for the claustrophobic! Good job!

 

That looks like it would have been a good opportunity to use the "folded back" position with the arm, where you stack up the two sections. Apologies for terrible diagram, hope it makes sense. It's hardly comfortable but it makes the rig the skinniest possible.

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#4 Christopher Moone

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 01:06 PM

I tried that early on but because of having to push the sled away and slide thought the doorway sideways I couldn't seem to get the arm to "fall in" once I was through the door. I did a leading shot earlier for the last 8 feet or so where I did that and it worked well.
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#5 Charles Papert

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 01:09 PM

Right, true, that would be hard to get in or out of during a shot.


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#6 Christopher Moone

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 01:10 PM

I should also clarify that there was no doorway on the other end. It mercifully just opened into a courtyard.
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Posted 14 December 2014 - 01:35 PM

Charles, well done with the diagram.  I was hoping to find time and look for a picture of this (or GB's article on it) but alas, no time.  Good reasoning Chris.  You're a bold man.


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