Hands Free sighting
Posted 28 July 2006 - 10:00 AM
I am out here on a diplomatic mission where I intend to meet with Steadicam ops Marcin Bauer of Poland and Duli Diemannsberger of Austria. Actually I am here getting the hell out of LA for a while but I couldnt help posting to the forum.
Hope everyone is having a great Summer. Its hot as hell out here as well.
Posted 29 July 2006 - 05:08 PM
I think it was the Michael Schumacher (F1-driver) charity game here in germany!?If so, the AR op on the handsfree was me! It was a first timer but they loved it!
I just did two other soccergames in a row with the nexus on the handsfree!! 5,5 hours continuous operating!!A real bitch!!
Guido "I hope the pain goes away" Lux
Posted 30 July 2006 - 02:49 AM
I have one main question about the hands free transporter. I have always found that I would rather be moving than standing still. Nothing more painful than the director who shoots a full mag master, only to decide to stay on Steadicam for the coverage, hence making us a human tripod.
Considering that you are basically standing still, is it more painful to use a hands free rig, instead of doing the shot the traditional way? I did a 125' move today, and I hard mounted to a Fisher. How many shots really require the hands free transporter, as opposed to other hard mount options?
Now don't get me wrong, I think it's a very cool idea, and pulling out the AR on the hands free is taking it to a new level (of pain as well). I heard rumblings about a hard mount on the hands free, does anybody have further info on that?
I'm interested in your feedback.
Posted 30 July 2006 - 12:13 PM
I did notice that my legs got a tad uncomfortable after awhile because you can't really stretch them out. One more reason why I think the controls should be via gimbal remote instead of your feet (maybe - I'll confess, I'd love to try this but....).
Posted 30 July 2006 - 12:51 PM
I just picked up my hardmount from the handsfree guys!I tried the prototype at NAB for a couple of days when demonstrating the handsfree!I admit the prototype needed some changes!!Now it looks very much better!
I'll let you know how it works in a couple of days!
I've been having the same problems with my feet whenn standing on the handsfree for a longer time! When I did the 2 soccergames in a row there was no chance (not the quitest!!) to stay on the handsfree all the time!
I also did the opening show(30mins) and the inbetween (45mins) and also the interviews after the two games!So it was 5,5 hours of operating!!Thats when I decided I just step on and of the handsfree at my convienence!20-25 mins on the handsfree...then 10-15 mins running and so on!Nedless to say that after 5,5 hours you're dead no matter how you operate!!
Guido "need bigger airpads in my shoes" Lux
Posted 03 August 2006 - 08:06 PM
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 07:29 AM
We're "rollin'" now!!