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#1 Adam Scott

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 11:27 AM

Hi-

There is a photo in Blain Brown's book 'Cinematography' (Focal Press, 2002) showing what appears to be a small timeslice rig (I don't have the book with me, but I think it's about 10-15 still cameras between motion cameras at each end) attached to a steadicam operator.

I am wondering if (a) this is what I think it is, and if it is then (b ) is this a technique that is used much or anyone has done themselves, how well does it work, and are there any good examples of it on the screen? Plus if anyone had information on rigs like this that were up and running in the UK, I'd be very interested to know.

I'm not a steadicam operator, but I am doing a bit of research into the possibilities for filming some timeslice shots of big snakes. A mobile rig like this could present some interesting possibilities...

Many thanks,

Adam Scott
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#2 RobVanGelder

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 01:18 PM

it was Brian Goff from Switserland that did this, he was imitating the flight of a bee and it was a commercial for polaroid. It was a rig with a timeslice cameraset and a small 16mm (?) camera.

Look at his site. www.actionproducts.ch and you will find the clip and the making of.
Very interesting.

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 01:22 PM

Brian used his own made gear, and from the pictures you can see that he could not really use the monitor a a viewing and operating device, it was more point and shoot and try to stay op on your feet, I guess. It must have been heavy!

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#4 Adam Scott

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Posted 06 January 2004 - 09:53 AM

Thanks for such a specific answer - better than I could have hoped!

Cheers,
Adam
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