Camera Rig on Ice
Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:42 PM
We're about to shoot a commercial on a hockey ice. Lot of action, fast movements/travelings, camera on shoulder..
Just want to know if you have any pictures of something that could be usefull to put our DP on and get a steady shot (I'm gonna be in skates tu push him around)
Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:00 AM
Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:37 PM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:07 AM
I would make special skate things for a dolly. I don't know if you have the budget for a dolly or not. Pneumatic tires on the dolly should work nice on a rink. Depending on the speed I wouldn't put the grip on skates, but rather some nice boots with some yaktraxs. If you are under a tight budget, here's something I rigged up for a speedskating piece where we needed the camera low to the ice. I dished plexiglass with a heat gun to make mini saucer sleds to slide over the ice, it worked really well. After this photo, I added a longer cable for the camera and a t-bar for easier pushing.
Love it !!
Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:23 AM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:13 PM
The batteries last just fine, little shorter run time, but not bad. You just keep spare batteries inside your jacket next to your body. I haven't really run into battery issues until around negative 20 degrees, at that point the LCD is more of a concern and you start getting the cold weather bags with heat pads.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:21 PM