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#1 Sean Stiegemeier

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:00 PM

Hello, this might have already been talked about before but I couldn't really find anything from searching.

I am looking to do really fast camera moves. I want to be able to keep up if not go faster than somebody in full sprint. And I want the moves to be very fluid and seamless yet the terrain we are on is going to be pretty bumpy, open desert area.

Are there rigs to go onto a jeep or something? 4-wheeler? Golf Cart?

Any tips would be appreciated.
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#2 Michael Nash

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:08 PM

We need a little more info. Do you need to be able to move around freely to follow the action, or is this a specific shot where you might be able to use track or a cablecam?
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#3 Chuck Schuman

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:43 PM

Hello, this might have already been talked about before but I couldn't really find anything from searching.

I am looking to do really fast camera moves. I want to be able to keep up if not go faster than somebody in full sprint. And I want the moves to be very fluid and seamless yet the terrain we are on is going to be pretty bumpy, open desert area.

Are there rigs to go onto a jeep or something? 4-wheeler? Golf Cart?

Any tips would be appreciated.


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#4 Chuck Schuman

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:46 PM

Think Steadycam mounted on a dune buggy.
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#5 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:32 PM

A Steadicam hard mounted on a quad works on pavements etc., not too sure about bumpy off road. I've used one of those small John Deere flat beds (6 wheels from memory) in a field with a Steadicam - that worked.
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#6 Sean Stiegemeier

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 05:47 PM

Do they have specific mount to attach a stedicam arm to anything like a golf cart/4 wheeler? or does the operator just hang out on the back and hope he gets something?
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 06:25 PM

Do they have specific mount to attach a stedicam arm to anything like a golf cart/4 wheeler? or does the operator just hang out on the back and hope he gets something?


You use a Garfield mount to hard mount the arm to the vehicle.
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#8 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 07:25 PM

How bumpy the terrain is will determine whether the shot you want is doable or not with a steadicam hard mounted to a vehicle. Obviously, the bumpier it is, the less speed is possible. If you're unsure whether or not it's too bumpy for steadicam, you should probably look into other options like a Libra Head, or some other kind of stabilized head mounted to a vehicle.
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#9 Sean Stiegemeier

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:51 PM

So I looked into different things.... A Russian Arm would be ideal, but I cant seem to mount a 4C with 1000ft mag on it. Is there something like this that I am not aware of? I am shooting with a 4C for Hi Frame rate, so I cant really put it on a stedicam and strap him into a Golf Cart either.
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