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#1 Ramon Engle

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 10:13 PM

Hats off to Ben Semanoff for his operating on Creed. Check out the boxing sequences and the choreography between the camera and the boxers. Fantastic stuff!
Great transition from outside to inside the ring under the ropes.
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#2 Ben Semanoff

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 10:59 PM

Thanks Ramon!
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#3 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 03:14 AM

While on set today The director was talking on headset about the ring shots and how cool the steadicam was choreographed.

 

Can't wait to see it !   Great work Ben !!


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#4 Ramon Engle

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 11:42 PM

See! I told you! lol


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#5 Stewart Smith

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:40 PM

Ben, absolutely fantastic work on Creed. Did anyone else notice the two Movi shots and how much they stood out compared to Ben's steadicam work? The first one was well planned to transition into the Movi section of the shot, but once in the ring, the camera felt like it was reacting to the movements of the actors instead of anticipating where they will be like the first fight scene oner. I noticed it, I think other people will too. 

 

If you haven't seen it yet, go! 


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#6 Ben Semanoff

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 12:31 PM

Thanks Stewart!

Yes, the Movi def doesn't replace the Steadicam... But some shots we just couldn't do without. I think the shot you are talking about is the one that takes Adonis through the ropes as he enters for the last fight... Yes, it took three of us to do that shot. And a special thank you to Larry McConkey who brought his Movi on steroids! Larry waited in the ring for the handoff, Ben Bloodwell carried the rig for the first half of the shot, and I hid behind some solids operating the wheels. It's suprisingly tricky anticipating both the actor and the operator carrying the movi. The shot turned out great I think... But def diff feel than Steadicam.

Another fun movi shot we did (which they unfortunately cut into) was during the final fight the camera circles the boxes, flying several feet outside the ring, circling behind them and then back into the ring. On the day we did a full 360 around the boxers. On that shot we actually hung the brains from the grid overhead, and three operators passed the camera from inside the ring, to outside, to back inside. Each time an operator passed the camera they had to duck and crawl out of the shot. It was an amazing balet... Thanks again to Larry McConkey, Ben Bloodwell, and JR Campbell.

But enough of Movi talk! This is the wrong forum for that!!!
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#7 Charles Papert

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 02:55 PM

Great job, Ben. The single-take of the first fight was fantastic. So many beats to hit just right.


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#8 Ben Semanoff

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 03:04 PM

Thanks Charles! Hope ur well!
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