Jibs on Highways
Posted 12 October 2008 - 02:46 PM
We are going to shoot on Super 16mm, probably with either the SR2.5 or SR3, and we'll be working on a fairly tight budget. My initial thought would be to mount the camera onto a jib which in turn would be stabilized on the back of a pick-up truck. The Jib Operator and possibly and AC would be in the bed of the truck along with the rig. But, there are some obvious considerations arising.
1.) Is this conceivably safe? How can we make it as safe as possible?
2.) What would be the maximum recommended speed for such a rig? We want the subjects to look like they are really zooming. Can we cheat this by using a longer lens?
3.) Will camera shake/wobble be as big a problem as I'm thinking it will be?
4.) Are there other, more effective options to get a similar type of shot that would still be cost-effective?
I am very excited about the possibility of shooting this film, and pulling off this rig, pending the offer for the position. I'm very grateful for any suggestions and input. I'm so glad that there is such a resource for us budding filmmakers. Thank you.
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