Shooting on the beach
Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:56 PM
Posted 30 April 2007 - 07:29 PM
I potentially have a day coming up where I'll be operating on the beach. It's shooting models so I know it's not going to be some crazy run around the beach type deal - could be very simple, but I've never operated Steadi in the sand. Any advice? Things to watch for?
Did three months on the beach in Hawaii, FYI . . . .sand sucks . . . .But that being said, your subject matter will take away the pain. Make sure your AC is watching your back, I wore aqua shoes so that I could walk half in the water if needed and they always want them walking in the water or at least it seems that way. The wind became a big enemy so antlers come in handy and 4x4 if available. Other than that the fatigue factor comes into play slightly quicker since your working a little more to walk and run.
Good Luck, say hey to Miss USA and Miss Bolivia for all of us . . . .
Posted 30 April 2007 - 08:53 PM
I did a movie a couple of years ago in Costa Rica and had a lot of Steadicam in the sand. It sucks. As said before use water shoes, you will most likelly have to step in the water. Protect your gear from saltwater.
If you can, have the shooting close to the water, where the sand is firmer. Make sure you have grips with double nets for wind. If you end up in soft sand, antlers will add a lot the way you don't want it.
Good luck with the eye candy!
Posted 30 April 2007 - 11:24 PM
Posted 01 May 2007 - 03:54 AM
As mentioned, the wind is always an issue - the V-shaped netting or 4x4's held by the grips behind you seems to do the job better than anything.
Posted 01 May 2007 - 10:42 AM
Posted 01 May 2007 - 12:10 PM
Posted 01 May 2007 - 01:42 PM
I've never operated Steadi in the sand. Any advice? Things to watch for?
Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:39 AM
"...Another little trick is to lay down chain link fencing then cover it with sand. It gives you the stability on the sand and you can hide it so it won't be seen by the camera..."
Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:10 PM
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