How safe is it to fly on wet grass?
Posted 21 May 2006 - 12:26 PM
Posted 21 May 2006 - 12:46 PM
As far as the grass goes, I would definitely suggest cleats. Even if your sneakers provided you with enough traction to prevent slipping on your specific shots, the fact that you are questioning it now should tell you to do whatever possible to prevent questioning it later; i.e. during the shot. You want full concentration on your frame, and if you are distracted or hesitant for any reason, you could either ruin a shot, or at least not have it as good as it could be. If cleats will give you the confidence to forget about that aspect of operating at least, I'd say get em.
Posted 21 May 2006 - 01:04 PM
Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:00 PM
My shoot was also a football team with a monsoon like rain and on the very first take the soundman slipped on his butt and almost under me and my rig because he had normal trainers.
because of changes in camera position (High and Low mode with Moviecam Compact) we used clear plastic bags and cling-film (?) to protect as much as we could.
Posted 22 May 2006 - 02:04 AM
when you protect monitors , specialy lcd monitors , let the air going inside the rain protection . dont close completly . this tip is very important if you shoot in a hot country or if there is sun/rain .
when you have finished your shoot remove the cover . this is important on hot electronic parts , sometimes on camera too . i have had big problems with a Dlink camera after 1 hour of sun/rain , the humidity have reach the electonics inside the camera .
Posted 23 May 2006 - 02:44 PM
I have also found it imperative to have a roll of good "cling wrap". Quick easy fix for leaks that may be coming through your rain gear /bags. It often holds better than tape, and you can easily/quickly rip it off to get to components you need, then just do another quick wrap before the shot.
Personnely I always bring extra shoes, lots of socks, base ball caps (keeps rain machine out of face), and often the beach life guard hat. Flipped down (think extra large S.E. Asian/ Vietnamese "peasant"/farm working hat). It is like wearing a large umbrella on my head that keeps my body and face dry in the rain. JUst flip up the edges (into Lifeguard style) when shooting to keep the rims away from the rig. They can be found at any Surf shop in the Los Angeles area. Plus it is the best Summer-dessert -sun hat I have found, it is large enough to keep the scorching sun in the MOjave off your entire face and upper body.
Posted 24 May 2006 - 04:56 AM