"Beach ball" camera support system
Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:25 PM
Does someone know the name of this beach ball support system? Its basically a beach ball or volleyball that's strapped on top of a tripod, and you put the camera on top of the ball to give it a handheld/floating feel.
As for achieving this look, does anyone have any other options, besides just holding the camera while riding on a dolly?
I wasn't sure if I should post this in the Camera assistant section, but I figured it IS a camera support, so grips must know something
Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:02 PM
I once tried it on an expo and it seems to work very well for that purpose. Especially when workin on longer lenses, it can give you a bit more control on the frame while still maintaining that handheld feel.
Not sure if it's already available in your location.
On the other hand, why not just let the operator sit on the dolly and actually handheld the camera (supposing you won't use extraordinary long lenses and the camera isn't too heavy)?
Posted 02 April 2010 - 08:46 AM
So yeah, I was handheld with the camera while standing on a doorway dolly. I really like the way it looks, alot smoother than trying to run backwards with a camera but not as smooth as a steadicam which is what I was going for.
Posted 02 April 2010 - 09:19 AM
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 11:58 AM
Posted 06 April 2010 - 04:10 PM
Thanks for the suggestions! - The "Shotball" is actually the tool I was looking for specifically, and I think I'll probably go with that, as it worked like a charm last time I saw it!