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Best Practice Advice: Filming a horse rider?


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#1 Nick NormanButler

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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
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#2 Mark Williams

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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?
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#3 Tom Lowe

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:56 AM

Here we go again!
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