Posted 21 July 2004 - 12:24 AM
would also be curious to know, for those who operate full-fisted, do you find it difficult to maintain that "light" touch that you get with the two-fingered technique?
and for those who operate with two-fingers on the gimbal, do you find difficulty with vehicle mounts or other higher-than-normal-inertial situations? what about whip pans and mega-tilts?
thanks to those who respond.
Posted 21 July 2004 - 12:54 AM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 03:40 AM
Whatever works for the shot.
At the workshops a great deal of information is given very succinctly. Low-mode is a pain, DJ is harder but an essential skill, light touch... I still think about all the things that were said at my workshop. When you are operating it's about what makes you comfortable and allows you to get the shot.
Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:38 AM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 02:05 PM
My girlfriend just read my post from over my shoulder and though I was writing something perverted.
All the Best,
P.S. Hey Paul... Good to see you posting though I had to look up "succinctly" in the dictionary.
Posted 21 July 2004 - 06:17 PM
I hold the gimbal lightly in my palm with my fingers wrapping the post in such a way that I have subtle control - but I can grab it in a split second if the wind catches it or the shot needs it.
There is no grip for all shots - as Paul said even during the shot you change your grip.
Next time you are shooting try playing with grips and drop times when you rehearse and you will see the difference.
Posted 21 July 2004 - 06:22 PM
Regarding drop time I often adjust it for the shot being most specific when I'm making lateral moves(tracking someone in profile). I find that there is a sweet spot in the drop time so that when you start and stop the rig won't kick out on you whether you have a tight grip or not. What do you think? Do you put special thought into lateral moves?
Posted 21 July 2004 - 06:45 PM
If the shot is only that (tracking in profile) then I go with the longer drop (If you are closer to neutral then you do not have the pendulum effect ) - but if it is part of a shot, then I just use my body more and push the sled by slightly leaning into the direction I want it to go and use a very light grip - I hope this makes sense?
Posted 21 July 2004 - 09:11 PM
I just did a day of insert car work and being neutral makes it SO easy, the rig never has a mind of it's own, it just stays put.
If you are closer to neutral then you do not have the pendulum effect