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#1 Charles Haine

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 08:33 PM

So, a friend got a free IIC, and I'm shooting a music video with it, and I've been thinking about doing some shutter-angle effects. I've heard a lot of good reports of using tape to extend the shutter for these shots, but I'm still very nervous (and of course, it's not my IIC, though I would be getting the owner's permission first).

Anybody done this with their IIC successfully? Should I put this out of my mind? Any other little cool tricks of the IIC that I should consider?

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#2 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 05:13 AM

the biggest advantage is the weight of the camera - use it for really dynamic moves (handheld, cranes etc)

I haven't ever used tape on my 11C - but I have the variable shutter and I have used it quite a bit - the effect is different for high fps, normal fps and slow fps

handcranking a 11C is something I want to get more into

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#3 Bob Hayes

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 10:30 AM

I wouldn?t recommend putting tape on you shutter which is also your mirror. It is spinning at 24 revolutions a second and very carefully balanced. The tape could throw the balance of and screw up the shaft or motor or jam your camera in lots of horrible Or the tape could come loose and jam the mechanism. Bad idea.
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#4 timHealy

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 06:36 AM

I have done that with a carefully measured piece of black paper tape and my Arri SR, but I do agree with Bob that it is not a great idea. I enjoy tinkering with things and the challange to try it and it worked. But it was my camera and I would only have myself to blame if I broke something. Arri in Blauvelt, NY is not too far away if I needed to drop it off for repair. Remember it was MY CAMERA. Don't do it if you can't pay for repairs.

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#5 Charles Haine

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 12:55 PM

We did not do the 45degree shutter.

Seems easier to rent a III, if we need that kind of thing.

Thanks for the helpful info, though.

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