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#1 Jordan Lozanov

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:44 PM

Hello, this is my first post and my English is not so good. At the moment I study for the exams at Bulgarian Film and Television Academy and my teacher gave me an assignment to shoot 10-15 minutes, showing my neighbourhood. This will be my first time. My question is: How to shoot moving object (in my case a walking person) without steadicam. The camera I'm using is Samsung SMX-F54 camcorder. I'll appreciatte any advise and any tip.
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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:57 AM

There are a number of methods, it really depends if the camera itself requires to move. One of the easiest is to use a long focal length lens, with the camera mounted on a good quality tripod and follow the moving object. You could shoot hand held, which has a great tradition in documentaries.

Much will depend on the style of piece, but you also have to work within the restrictions of your budget, that's real world film making.
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#3 Victor Nhat Nguyen

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:36 PM

if you can afford $30. You can DIY a steadicam.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIGLniZoUxw
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