remote head in and out of water
Posted 12 April 2008 - 08:00 PM
Posted 13 April 2008 - 11:53 AM
Posted 13 April 2008 - 01:01 PM
I was actually chatting to a dolly grip friend of mine when I read your post this morning who has used both systems quite a bit. From what he tells me the problem you're going to have is dollying with the swimmer, he's telling me you'll never be able to dolly fast enough underwater to keep up with swimmer. There is a special rig out there apparently that the guys use who shoot the Olympics.
Seems like you could get reasonably close to your shot using the Hydroscope and panning the arm with him underwater and telescoping out and backpanning as you come out of the water.
Jason at Chapman is the guy you want to talk to about your shot.
Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:18 PM
Posted 14 April 2008 - 04:24 PM
The MobyCam is what you're referring to, but it's on rails, so you can't come out of the water with it.
There is a special rig out there apparently that the guys use who shoot the Olympics.
I think the Libra head is waterproof, so a combination of that and a technocrane (or some kind of arm) might do the job as well.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:38 AM
An AC buddy of mine who's used the hydro-head a bunch says that it helps to have a burly grip in the pool with the head to help compensate for the resistance when transitioning from under to above water.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:57 AM