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#1 Mohamed Ramadan

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 06:39 PM

Hi Dear



Hello, I'm a filmmaker in Egypt looking for ways to hide a camera while still getting high quality material. The type of filming I might do with it, is interviews with criminals or thieves, or expose material such as in the doc on www.youtube.com about the medical waste recycling facility.



http://www.youtube.c...feature=channel





Do any of you know a way to hide a camera for cinema verite that still preserves quality and production value?



U can contact me in msn messenger or www.facebook.com by this mail

Dir.ramadan@hotmail.com




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#2 David Rakoczy

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:50 PM

Per the rules of this Forum, please do not double post. It only wastes the Members' time.
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#3 Mohamed Ramadan

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 03:39 AM

Per the rules of this Forum, please do not double post. It only wastes the Members' time.


i am sorry for repeating my post
i am new here
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#4 Marc Roessler

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:29 AM

There is an article about the making of "The Cove" in the ASC mag August 2009. The film is a documentation about the slaughtering of dolphins Japan. They used video cameras hidden in stone mockups ("rock-cam"). But this is for tele work and probably not what you had in mind.

Other than that: pinhole cameras. Low quality, distortet pictures but probably the right thing to use here.

What you are planning does sound a bit dangerous. Make sure you know what you are doing. And get someone local on board who has experience with this kind of "camera work" (both operating and installation wise). You don't want the electronics to f*** up the shoot in mid conversation due to a short circuit, do you? (Brian De Palma's Film "Blow Out" comes to mind...).

Also, have you thought about what will happen in case the camera is discovered? You'd better have some escape plan ready for this scenario...

Greetings,
Marc

P.S.: Funny pseudonym...

Edited by Marc Roessler, 12 September 2009 - 06:31 AM.

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