Getting ready to shoot a web series. We have a couple of scenes of walk and talk in the streets to cover. Our budget is over extended, so can really afford to hire a Steadycam or Gimbal. Fortunately, the director is not looking for super smooth gimbal like movement, so a rickshaw with the camera suspended on bungees or medical tubing was brought forward. We want to feel a camera that is alive, but not the footsteps backwards (the shot is pulling back as the actors walk towards camera). There will also be some running shots tracking along with the actor both sideways and from the front.
My only concern is stabilizing the jitter of the cracked sidewalks to minimize the jello effect if we decide to stabilize further in post. Can a rig like that work to give me a good basis to work with in post?
We're shooting on a Varicam LT for an HD finish, so I plan on shooting a bit wider in 4k to allow room for post stabilization.
Thanks for the tips!