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#1 mark morgan

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:29 PM

i do this by the feel of the shot
when to boom the arm or tilt the sled,
looking for some other opinions on this subject
camera operators are usually very artistic individuals
so i would like to hear
some of you guys other thoughts on this subject

thanks
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#2 Kris Torch Wilson

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:56 PM

Aloha Mark,

I almost always boom up or down if it is a quick repo. If I have a second I will use my fancy motorized top stage to trim for an effortless tilt. Of course your more primitive Sachtler probably doesn't have this feature so you can only dream about such precision. :P


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#3 Erwin Landau

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:01 PM

"primitive Sachtler"... Kris, one could think that you are equipment bias... a little bit... just a little... idi bidi... bit...


Let me tell you about MY superior rig...


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#4 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:11 PM

It really depends on the shot. What angle do you want to be to your subject? Is it a point of view? If so, what is their relationship to the subject? If you're holding an over the shoulder and the foreground person is sitting while the other person stands, you'll tilt, but if your foreground person then stands, you'll boom and tilt What about the background? How does it change when you tilt versus boom?

I'll frequently do both. One of the best attributes of the newer generation arms is the lack of effort it takes to maintain a boom height. This has greatly opened up the possibilities for me. With my 3a arm, I tilted as much as I could and tried to keep the arm neutral except for brief portions of a shot (I'd also change my arm post a lot to accommodate various camera heights for the "base" of the shot).
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#5 Kris Torch Wilson

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:11 PM

Erwin,

Of course I am biased. And I've seen your rig. It's OK, but I like your cart! Not as much as Starling's. Yellow is so much sexier than red.

Torch "my tongue is in my cheek so I'm not about to shut up" Wilson
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#6 AdamKeith

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:18 PM

With my 3a arm, I tilted as much as I could and tried to keep the arm neutral except for brief portions of a shot (I'd also change my arm post a lot to accommodate various camera heights for the "base" of the shot).



Any update on the upgrade to the G-50 arm post?

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#7 Erwin Landau

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:56 PM

Oh that was not called for... MY poor red cart!

Better Red then Dead.... wait wrong century... Sorry.


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#8 Jerry Holway

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 07:47 AM

With my 3a arm, I tilted as much as I could and tried to keep the arm neutral except for brief portions of a shot (I'd also change my arm post a lot to accommodate various camera heights for the "base" of the shot).



Any update on the upgrade to the G-50 arm post?

Adam Keith


I think it's available now from Tiffen... call for the conversion kit.

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#9 mark morgan

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:36 PM

Aloha Mark,

I almost always boom up or down if it is a quick repo. If I have a second I will use my fancy motorized top stage to trim for an effortless tilt. Of course your more primitive Sachtler probably doesn't have this feature so you can only dream about such precision. :P


Torch


hey buddy
hope all is well,yes i am jealous of your fancy trim
for that full taste tilt,but i'm sure you'll be happy to hear the news
they lifted the band on same sex marriage in your state!!!!!! LOL

hehe thats gross
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