Jump to content


Photo

Best Practice Advice: Filming a horse rider?


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Nick NormanButler

Nick NormanButler
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 20 posts
  • Director
  • London, UK

Posted 13 March 2008 - 05:46 AM

Hello there,

Long time reader, first time poster here!

I'm looking for some tips on best practice for filming an artist on horseback, learning how to be a cowboy. He may be there for an extended period of time so I need to get fairly good coverage. My production is a network documentary so budget is limited (I am the director, operator and sound recordist). With that in mind, my plan so far is:

Hire a quad bike and ride passenger with primary camera so we can keep up with him. Perhaps let the tyres down a bit to take the bumps out of the ride. We'll be lower than the rider's eyeline but I don't see what else we can use...?

Would love some advice on lipstick cameras to put on the horse for a POV shot and/or a CU of the artist's face as he learns to throw a rope etc.

What do you think?

Any tips gratefully received.

Best,

Nick
  • 0

#2 Mark Williams

Mark Williams
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 811 posts
  • Director
  • United Kingdom

Posted 13 March 2008 - 06:29 AM

1)A long lens?

2)A fake shot with the camera looking up at the rider for close ups?

3)Camera car on the road with the rider off the road?
  • 0

#3 Tom Lowe

Tom Lowe
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1211 posts
  • Director
  • somewhere worshipping Terrence Malick

Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:56 AM

Here we go again!
  • 0


Paralinx LLC

Metropolis Post

rebotnix Technologies

Tai Audio

Technodolly

FJS International, LLC

Willys Widgets

Aerial Filmworks

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Opal

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Wooden Camera

Abel Cine

CineTape

Rig Wheels Passport

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Ritter Battery

CineLab

The Slider

Visual Products

Glidecam

CineTape

Opal

FJS International, LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Ritter Battery

Metropolis Post

Willys Widgets

Broadcast Solutions Inc

The Slider

Technodolly

Wooden Camera

Abel Cine

Glidecam

Paralinx LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

Aerial Filmworks

CineLab

Tai Audio

Visual Products

rebotnix Technologies