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#1 Nick NormanButler

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:16 AM

I have a shot I need to do which involves someone walking against a green screen. I've thought about using the treadmills in a gym but they have too much paraphenalia in the way like the distance/calorie burner display panel which will get in my (mid) shot. Does anyone know another way of doing this? Ideally I need a treadmill without all that stuff.

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#2 Ram Shani

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:16 AM

hi

i shoot a music video with the singer walk in front of green screen

we used the one the use at the gym

it toke us 10 minutes to take it a part

then we tape it with green dicifix

work great

here is a pic
http://www.facebook....mp;id=687375748


you can see the producer behind here(with red pant) near the controller
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#3 Nick NormanButler

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 01:14 PM

hi

i shoot a music video with the singer walk in front of green screen

we used the one the use at the gym

it toke us 10 minutes to take it a part

then we tape it with green dicifix

work great

here is a pic
http://www.facebook....mp;id=687375748


you can see the producer behind here(with red pant) near the controller


Thanks Ram,

Looks great! Do you have a link to the video itself?

Cheers, Nick
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#4 Ram Shani

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:30 PM

http://www.youtube.c...3d79e93accc408a
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#5 Jim Hyslop

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:32 PM

it toke us 10 minutes to take it a part

then we tape it with green dicifix

Cool stuff.

I hope you'll pardon what may sound like silly questions. First, what's "dicifix"?

I browsed through the photo album (hope you don't mind :-). In photo #36, why do you have something wrapped around the eyepiece? Is it to protect the viewfinder from the sun?

I like the silhouette shot of the camera - very cool!
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#6 Ram Shani

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:37 AM

thanks

i don't know if i spell it right
but it's a kind of stick paper that comes in rolls
you cut it any size you want and then peel it and stick it( hope you understand me)

it's the hot summer i Israel you sweat a lot so i use it
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#7 Nick NormanButler

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:12 PM

thanks

i don't know if i spell it right
but it's a kind of stick paper that comes in rolls
you cut it any size you want and then peel it and stick it( hope you understand me)

it's the hot summer i Israel you sweat a lot so i use it


thanks Ram...great video & really useful for me to watch it too!
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 09:49 AM

Hey I was thinking of using travelators in a music video to be shot in London. Need to be longer than just a gym one as there is a dance routine involved. Any ideas where I could find two 20ft long ones to hire? They use them for stage shows all the time but I can't seem to locate a rental company for them. Any info on this much appreciated.
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#9 Nick NormanButler

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:38 AM

Hey I was thinking of using travelators in a music video to be shot in London. Need to be longer than just a gym one as there is a dance routine involved. Any ideas where I could find two 20ft long ones to hire? They use them for stage shows all the time but I can't seem to locate a rental company for them. Any info on this much appreciated.


Hi Aideen,

I ended up doing it on the cheap: taking apart a second hand travelator and painting it green but I did find these guys in research who may offer some tips?

http://www.hirefitne..._hire.php?id=18

Joking aside you could also contact the production company that does 'Gladiators' and see where they get their famous travelators from?

Good luck

Nick
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