28. December 2012 21:57
Last week I was helping out a friend with his editorial fashion shoot that he shot using Wet Plate Collodian process; by recording it on video.
I used a Red Wing Boom as a camera jib in order to get a few more camera options which is something I've been meaning to try for sometime.
As you can see it was easy to do simply by adding some basic grip equipment that most photographers would usually have on hand in their studios.
I used a: Bogen super clamp, a Manfroto magic arm, a knuckle and a 6" wall plate which I had previously drilled and tapped and attached to my Cannon HD video camera. Although anyone could just as easily use any combination of grip equipment to achieve the same thing rather than spending money on an additional piece of equipment just to perform jib movements.
For those wondering why I didn't just attach the magic arm to the end of the Boom pin by adding another knuckle, that because I use this same combination of grip as a steady cam set up so having a quick release option to from 1 to the other is a nice option.
This setup proved to work extremely well and afforded great stability; and also because the boom was on a rolling stand it allowed me to move around the studio and change elevation in nice smooth motions. A short edit of the video from this shoot will be posted in the coming days.
30. July 2012 12:30
Several weeks ago I worked on a shoot in Brooklyn "Dumbo" area. While hair and make up was being done we took a stroll and did a little location scouting of the area. This proved invaluable when the art director ask were the location was that they saw with "BLAH BLAH BLAH" features. I had listed the streets a d locations in the audio track of the video. Yes it hand held but if you pause the video in most instances you get a very clear view of the locations.