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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Behind the scenes II

Here are some more clips from behind the scenes.

This clip will give you a good look at what the camera looks like. This is NOT the full body version, which is a bit bigger with the drives attached. Still, we are using this head on wire for almost all our filming. You can see in the second part of the clip with Grant just how nice and light the camera is. He is easily holding it up and able to move it around smooth and effortlessly.

Bungee rigs and Slide

We posted a picture of these bungee rigs previously, now take a look at them. The rigs, built by Alfie gave a nice handheld feel to the shots. The last part of the clip is a rig we built for a slow high angle 'track' to close-up on the car window, it worked great.

Two camera's on one dolly

This is one of our out-door shooting days, luckily we had nice weather. Here you can see why it's so nice to have just the head of the camera's: it's light-weight, and it's a lot smaller. Thus enabling us to put both heads on this one dolly and covering a wide and close shot in one take.

Cable Stunt

A little stunt we did at the power station. Can't give away WHY he is moving through the air. In the second part of the clip we strapped Shaheen into the same harness and pulled him back to get a POV shot of the action.


  • More great photos/clips - Thanks. It looks like you have ditched the full body unit compleatly, is this the case ? If so what was the reason ? As you are running cables to the heads, is there any real need for the batteries to be with the head unit ?
    Any info on using these units is greatly appreciated - keep up the good work.

    By Anonymous Rohan, at 6:08 PM  

  • Yes, we are using the full body only for roaming shots, like on cars etc. The head on wire is just so much more manouvreable and lighter. The cables for the heads are just the GigE cables for getting data to the wafians, so the batteries are still needed. The batteries are not that heavy anyway ans they last long... When we used the glyde cam, there's a photo in an earlier post with Grant, the batteries also helped to add some weight to the system, the head was so light we actually had to add some weight to the arm...

    By Blogger francois, at 2:14 AM  

  • Thanks for that info Francois - how long does take to change the configuration from head to full body (& back agian) ? I have to say that everything we have seen so far is looking great.

    By Anonymous Rohan, at 3:17 PM  

  • how bout putting out a .mov as well? my macbook pro doesnt handle wmv's properly.

    By Blogger waMatt, at 4:56 AM  

  • Rohan it takes around 10-20 minutes to change around. There are two options. One is we actually place the head into the camera body to make up the full SI1920 HDVR - this take longer. But if you attach the roaming head only camera as is to the SI1920 HDVR with a shorter extenston cable it's quicker and aften more workable. It takes 5-12 minutes and is well suited to car tracking shots and dynamic hand helds (of course you need a box and cable basher if you roam that way.)
    There are many more combinations and ways of working. The thing is you get to choose what you want to try and then try it. I's very flexible and lends itself to invention all the time. Bare in mind we have been on set for 10.5 weeks without much time to experiment. These times and configurations will change and drop with a little engineering. We have a lot of Ideas and will test them when we go into post.

    By Blogger simon, at 9:03 AM  

  • Thanks Simon - The variety of set up options sounds great – the fact that this camera didn’t even exist when Spoon first started says a lot about the unit and the crew.

    By Anonymous Rohan, at 1:58 AM  

  • Very Nice Blog

    By Anonymous Wow Gold, at 6:56 AM  

  • wow ! what a blog

    By Anonymous Wow Gold, at 6:56 AM  

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