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#1 Selvan Ramsamy

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:41 AM

I've noticed countless amount of time when I saw behind the scene footages where an assistant will be holding a scrim at either the side of the camera or behind the camera. Why do they do that for? Is it scrims or something else which I'm not aware off? 


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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 10:58 AM

It's common practice to use a 4x4 net as a windbreak when shooting handheld or on steadicam. You might also use one when the camera is on sticks if the wind is especially strong, or you're on a long lens.


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#3 Selvan Ramsamy

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

Thanks Stuart  :rolleyes:


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:36 AM

I completely agree with Stuart. The problem of wind is increased manifold in the mountains. A microphone on top of the camera to record sound as well as help in sync sound later becomes a challenge due to the wind. So asking someone to stand and hold reflectors, flat panels etc helps in blocking off the wind.  


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