Yesterday I took a hobby motor and built a drill/corkscrew type rig - ridiculously rough as you can see from the photo - but it worked great - see footage below.
Now I can finally do those dramatic slowly spinning shots from the ceiling!
It scares me to death to have my 7D hanging off a crummy little surplus motor, but I finally manned up and took this test - now I just have to figure out few safety precautions and I'm good to shoot:
It's impossible to get it in a photo, but here's one anyway:
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10-06-2009 06:41 AM
10-06-2009 08:28 AM
whatever you do, don't have some guy drop to his knees and scream NOOOOOOO! with his head back, as this shot takes place.
seriously, it looks very cool.
Last edited by Richard J. Johnson; 10-06-2009 at 08:45 AM.
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10-06-2009 08:40 AM
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Love this! Nice job, please post more pictures of your rig!
10-06-2009 10:52 AM
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Very cool. Love the look of the shot.
10-06-2009 12:42 PM
Pretty cool (not sure about the acting though )John Gyovai
10-06-2009 07:50 PM
Definitely try attaching that to a crane. Looked great.