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#1 Plugues Figueroa

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:14 PM

Hi

I need tips on how to achieve a 90 degree angle shot (pointing downwards / nadir shot) without the use of a crane. It's for a really, really, really low budget short, and we can't afford renting a lot of gear. I have a Cartoni Focus fluid head, a hi-hat and ordinary gaffer gear.

Any help appreciated!
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#2 Chris Millar

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 01:17 AM

How much weight are we talking ? (what camera)

How high ?

Wide lens ?

Do you want movement ?

What is the surrounding area like ? (what can you build/rig from)

Do you need to be at the camera controls ?


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#3 Plugues Figueroa

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:46 AM

2m high, 85mm on a Canon 5D Mark ii, yeah I want movement! It's a small appartment, there's not much I can use. So far I figured I'll use a gorillapod!


How much weight are we talking ? (what camera)

How high ?

Wide lens ?

Do you want movement ?

What is the surrounding area like ? (what can you build/rig from)

Do you need to be at the camera controls ?


Sheesh ! give a dog a bone here ;)


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#4 Chris Millar

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 11:44 PM

2m !

Ok, so its not that much of a rig :lol:

Why not just use a monopod like you would a mic boom ?

With nothing else proper stick one end in a pocket and have a neck brace connected further up so your torso takes most of the weight leaving arms for control.

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