shooting on a beach
Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:15 PM
i am turning the focussing wheel for more then 10 years now - but in 2 months it will be the first time that i will turn the wheel on a beach in malaysia for a feature film!
i just wanted to know if anyone of you experienced focus pullers and ac's have any suggestions what issues could appear and give hints what to do!
i know the issues with salt, water, wind and sand but.....any solutions?
help would be highly appreciated !!
not only for me, i see it as good information for other colleagues as well !
thanks for your kindness
reno ( AUSTRIA )
Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:22 PM
We use ice chests to keep the film dry and cool. Get space blankets and make them into bags to keep the sand and sun off the cameras. I try to keep a white towel over the cameras to keep them cool.
Make sure you have a sellection of shoes to work in. High top sneakers work great in the soft sand. Be ready to switch to reef walker shoes for reef and water work. Keep them with you so you can effortlessly make the switch.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:04 PM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:42 AM
Posted 28 February 2008 - 02:43 PM
I live in Wales, and let me tell you about wind and rain. We get plenty of it. Beaches everywhere. Beaches are pretty much the worst for cameras. After a while, you might start to hear a grinding sound in the zoom lense, from all the microscopic sand particles.
Hey Bob, do they even make high top sneakers anymore!? lol