Underslug Chapman CL Slider/ Large Offset Possibilities
Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:49 PM
I have a shoot coming up where the director wants a long slow dolly in right along the ground, just a few inches above the soil. Its a one take teaster and so the move will last about a minute to 1:30.
It will be ext. day and we'll be in a rather remote location, or remote enough at least to make having our dolly impossible.
This particular shot will be with a 27mm lens, on an Arricam ST.
Im a big fan of Chapman sliders and would like to use one (unless anyone has a better idea!) I'm wondering if by underslinging the camera I can get the move I want and avoid seeing my slider. 6ft forward movement is what I'm limited to for CL sliders.
I don't know if an offset to the side of a slider would be sturdy enough. I feel as if the FOV of the lens requirs a large offset to not see the slider.
Or if anyone has a piece of equipment that could get me a longer move.
Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:56 PM
A Dana Dolly with the head underslung would give you an option for a longer move but would potentially have the same problems.
If you can get a crane or a jib into the location, that might be best. Or Steadicam in low mode.
Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:57 PM
Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:03 PM
Posted 15 June 2016 - 03:03 AM
Edited by Kim Alister Worthington, 15 June 2016 - 03:06 AM.
Posted 15 June 2016 - 09:44 PM
Which underslung head is that? Doesn't look like the Ronford F7 or Cartoni Lambda heads I am familiar with.
Posted 15 June 2016 - 11:53 PM
Posted 16 June 2016 - 12:02 AM
Posted 13 July 2016 - 03:48 PM
You could use a long ubangy rigged parallel with the slider, with plenty of bags to counterweight, and do your push that way.
Or rent a jib.
Or just save yourself all the hassle and use a longer lens.
Posted 15 July 2016 - 03:37 PM
Maybe something like this? But nice slow creeps on a slider are a bit of a nuisance. Try and take a dolly if you can:)
My best bet would be a setup like Kim showed in his picture. We do manufacture our TwinDolly with Twintubes with a unsupported lenght of 10 ft, ready to be used underslung which could do the job easily.
elseway a DanaDolly with 10ft tubes would do the job as well although it will have a lot of deflection and tordation while tracking.