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#1 Chayse Irvin

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:15 AM

I'm looking to do a shot with a SR-II rigged on a swing where there camera is shooting center frame on the character as they swing up and down. I remember seeing a shot like it in Babel. Anyone have a clue how Rodrigo Prieto achieved that?
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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:07 AM

Doggiecam would probably work. But I think you could do it with some kind of speedrail rig that was counter balanced.
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#3 Luke Prendergast

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:34 PM

I've thought about this shot before. Haven't tried it, but I'd build the swing with only the visible part of the suspension as rope or chain, and the upper section as pipe so you can rig standard grip gear from it. You may be able to sleeve the rope/chain of an existing swing with pipe.
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#4 Chayse Irvin

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 11:16 AM

Its been a while but last week we had the shoot and the swing mount was a sucess. Jesse Regimbal, a young Key Grip in town whom I worked on Smallville 2nd unit with build the rig with my Gaffer/Key Grip Dave McClung late at night where we had over night security watch over it.

Here's a clip of the rig in action.

http://mikebrowne.co...y/swing-rig.mpg
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