View Full Version : Not your average glidecam test. Glidecam 1000/T2i. Also need a question answered?
09-09-2010, 08:24 PM
Most people post one shot of their steadicam test but I decided to do a short music video with it. Didnt get the hang of focusing until later in the shoot so thats why some shots are out of focus. I was wondering what I could do as far as lighting the face during the shots where the sun is going down? Any advice would be great!
09-10-2010, 01:48 AM
Most was in focus to my eyes but my laptop screen is not big,a bit vivid for my taste but thats just personal preference.
09-10-2010, 12:00 PM
Love it! Doesn't hurt that the music is sick! I keep playing it over and over.
As far as your question... maybe some kind of LED lighting? You'd want to diffuse it a bit to spread over his face. I assume you are a one man show? If you have a helper, they could walk to your side and work on bouncing light onto his face... What about some kinda LED flashlight bounced off of a solar reflector for a car?
09-11-2010, 12:12 AM
What did you learn about focussing?
09-11-2010, 10:49 AM
I knew you had to set focus before you began but I was so excited to use the glidecam that I totally forgot to do it during the first scene which is the one on the concrete by the white truck, the steps and the trash. I also learned you need to keep you f stop around 3.5 to 4 to get a shallow enough dof to get a little bit of background blur. You also want to try and stay at around the same distance from the subject. Again these are common sense things to know but when you're the only one in the field and youve gotta worry about everything else its hard to remember to check all these things.
09-14-2010, 04:28 PM
I thought it was quite good. Some of the shots weren't as smooth as you'd probably desired, but I felt it went with the energy of the performance and added to the video on the whole. Yeah, a could of the shots had the singers face a bit dark, but overall it looked great!