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#1 Kevin Horn

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:21 AM

Hey guys. I'm shooting a short at the end of the month and the last shot of the film is a Panic Room inspired Zolly shot. I've never done a Zolly (the right way) before and was wondering if anyone had any tips. Here's what I'll be working with:

RED Epic
RED 18-50mm T3 zoom
36' of steel tube track
Matthews Doorway Dolly on skates

Are there zoom rigs that I should be looking into? I've never done a zooming shot before. Here's the shot in Panic Room that this is based off of: (skip to 3:04)

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#2 Jax McLennan

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:30 AM

You certainly want a good dolly grip, and I'd suggest getting a motorised zoom controller.
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#3 Kevin Horn

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:51 PM

I've got a great dolly grip and we're just going to be using our remote controlled wireless follow focus on the zoom ring. Thanks.
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#4 Nicolas Gomez

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:53 PM

Got a motorized follow focus? If you can combine that with a dolly you´re done!

http://www.elsotano.com.co/videos.php
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#5 Bar Solomon

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:31 PM

The remote for the follow focus isn't really the best for slow zooms. A zoom control is better because it takes the guess work out of speed, you can set it for any speed and just hold the trigger and it will repeat the speed every time, or you can ramp speed etc.

 

Were you talking about pulling back while you zoom out, or push/zoom-in? I don't remember the film much. 

 

You can do it with the remote FF but it might not really be ideal.  


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#6 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:21 PM

The focus motor should work fine. It's a lot easier than using a microforce, 


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