This maybe a silly question but here goes.. I'm using a SC Pilot and balancing stand. I have to do a shoot in a wooded area where the ground is extremely uneven! I cannot set up and balance my rig before entering into the area as its just way too far from level ground.
As im carrying my rig in a car to the area along with (u can imagine) lots of other heavy gear, I cannot just put a balanced rig in the back of the car as I’m in fear of doing serious damage to it in transit.
What would you guys do in such a case?
likes Chris stated, no need for the stand to be level.
But if you want, then try these steps.
Bring along a shovel, a military folded portable one if you can find.
An old fabric bag.
Dig the holes for the stand, you need only two to make the stand near level.
Find 3 pieces of small logs to reinforce the leg from digging down to the ground.
Put the soil into the bag and use it as the sand bag to secure your stand.
Make sure to bring along a bottle of mosquito/insect repellent.
A machete is also very handy!
Walk through the area before the shot with a stick.
Look for holes, branches, and chase away .... snake if you have to!