Posted 15 February 2008 - 03:14 PM
I am shooting a short next month. I have just been informed that most (all) the budget is going in to set dressing and our actors. There will be no money for a dolly.
Handheld would not be appropriate.
Anyone have ideas on how one could create camera movement on limited budget?
Posted 15 February 2008 - 05:21 PM
Basically anything with large pneumatic tires and some way to movie it can be a makeshift doorway dolly, though perhaps not too steerable.
Aside from that, if you want a low shot; get some dance-floor and a skateboard and you can stick the camera right on that and push it.
You could zoom, of course, but that's not really done as much anymore.
Also, you can just pan and tilt during the shots, slowly (see some of the opening shots of Solaris, the remake, i'm thinking of the shot in the large white cube room), just to give a little motion. Perhaps beginning on something and slowly panning/focusing to the main subject while the audio moves with them ?
Edited by Adrian Sierkowski, 15 February 2008 - 05:22 PM.
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 05:55 PM
I've made plywood snap together paths that I use when it's not.
I put a high-hat either on the seat, or on a larger board, on the armrests, or I sit in the chair and do hand-held from there.
Anyway, it's smaller, and more versatile than any dolly is, and you can spin circles in the damn thing!
I think you're just too embarrassed to show up with a wheelchair, but they've been used many times in professional productions.
And who cares, it's what you get on camera that counts, and I can tell you, I never go to a shoot without it!
Posted 22 February 2008 - 06:06 PM
The diving bell and the butterfly Dp'd by Mr. Kaminski
Posted 24 February 2008 - 03:16 PM