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#1 Oscar Perez_5041

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:05 PM

 I wanted to ask a quick question about a name, or the on-set shorthand name, for a particular rig (or if there even is a name for it). I’m a film professor now, but I worked in the industry for 17 years and it’s really bothering me that I don’t have an answer for this, so I was hoping someone could help me out.

Basically, it’s rigging an object so that it’s fixed in front of the lens and throughout the shot, whether it’s rigged onto a camera offset plate (Ubangi) or attached to a gobo arm, etc. I’ve enclosed example images of the fixed gas can shot in Breaking Bad. While it has similarities to a SnorriCam or an affixed camera, it’s obviously neither.

 

I’m writing a few academic articles about the show and they use this rig often enough that I would like to address it correctly (and quickly with a proper noun).

 

Thanks so much.
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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:08 AM

Why not coin your own term? POV rig?


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#3 Oscar Perez_5041

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:14 PM

I was thinking about it, but I wanted to make sure that it didn't already have name. ;)


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#4 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:21 AM

This is a similar rig with a glass jar hard mounted to the camera which is suspended on a bungee rig so the actor is free to interact with a weightless jar and a camera that will be hard mounted to the jar
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:28 AM

Sorry. Cannot seem to upload the picture
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#6 Onno Perdijk

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 03:42 AM

We've called it the bottle-rig which can be found here: http://www.solidgrip...rojects/amstel/

 

a very small camera since the romm was as tiny as you can see in the ad : - ) No room for anything more then the rig.

 

Good luck,

 

Onno

 

 


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#7 Oscar Perez_5041

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:01 PM

We've called it the bottle-rig which can be found here: http://www.solidgrip...rojects/amstel/

 

a very small camera since the romm was as tiny as you can see in the ad : - ) No room for anything more then the rig.

 

Good luck,

 

Onno

 

 

Thanks Onno, that's exactly what I'm talking about. Fun commercial, btw. I think that by now, it's safe to say that there's no real name for the rig, or rather, no universal name, so I'm going to call it a 'FIXED FOLLOW RIG.' I considered the name Mark Dunne suggested, but POV implies a subjective shot and I don't think that captures the full extent of the rig, but I will take his advice on naming it. So just to make it official...

I, Oscar Perez, do declare, on May 26th, in the year of the Lord 2016, that from this day forward, an immobile object in the shot, which is rigged to the camera, shall be called a 'FIXED FOLLOW RIG.' No longer shall this set up go through life nameless, like a unloved child.

 

I hope that works for you guys. Let me know what you think.


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