As I mentioned in my last post, I recently bought a new ‘toy’ for my camera – a fold-able rig mount. I’ve seen a couple of people using these at shows such as ‘Salute’ in the past, and I’ve been toying with the idea of filming display games at shows, so viewers can get a dynamic tour around tables, as if they were wandering around themselves, rather than simply a series of still images. I’m also hoping to fly around the table and get some model-eye views.
This only arrived last week, so the ROBIN show was the first chance I had to try it out.
It basically works exactly as I’d hoped, although getting smooth camera tracking certainly takes a lot of practice, so I apologise for the camera work in advance! That said, using the rig does help to eliminate much of the camera shake associated with holding the camera in your hands whilst shooting video.
I hope you enjoy this short film