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#1 Jonathan Hall

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 05:58 PM

Hello,

I am looking to do a sequence with some speed ramping. This is a fight sequence were the two subjects need to be circled (dose not have to be a full circle) then ramped from 12fps to somewhere like 1000 fps. We are trying to slow down the guys in mid-air to show muscles tensing up/ cloths being torn/ blood flinging... then speeding it up once the point is sold (all in the same circular move).

Already have the cameras figured out- just need to find options on a high-speed dolly or other rig to sling the camera around them quickly. Any Ideas?

Thank you!

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#2 Mathew Rudenberg

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 06:40 PM

Well, the master film maker Uwe Boll used a crazy turntable rig to spin the camera around his actors in 'House of the Dead.'

I believe there was some form of stationary platform the actor stood on, and beneath it a turntable to which the camera was connected. Then the crew all ran away (either to avoid being seen by the ensuing 360 degree shot or to avoid being brained when the camera broke lose from it's mount) and pushed the button.

However, according to the Internets that was the last time such a rig was used since it would maim/kill an actor if he/she moved more than a couple of feet.

It looked pretty cool though.
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