So today I took my friends son to capture some footage to upload so I can show you guys how I operate and maybe you guys can help with the answer to my biggest downfall in operating or so I think ... I know the footage lacks some horizons and framing is a bit off cause I was mostly paying attention to the vertical displacement a.k.a footsteps. I've searched in here for the answer for this problem and I've tried a bunch of things like loosen the springs etc but its always there . Especially when the lense is in between 2 static places . I did the tip toe test and I guess it failed as I lift the sled also lifts . I know what the problem is but don't know how to correct it . At this point I'm not sure if I have a failure in the arm or is just practice practice practice... my question is if the arm fails the tip toe test what can I do ? Technical info on the shot . Steadicam zephr Bmpc4k setup ( 10lb ) Arm Springs with low tension Drop time 3 secs Fairly balanced on static and dynamic Also the shot was improvised the first digger was real the second one was on purpose .😉 I know some of you will tell me to take a workshop but unfortunately in my area ( Boston MA) it's very difficult to come by . I would appreciate any feedback that you have and please be harsh ... it's the point of me going out today to capture this footage.. Thank you in advance :)
This past summer I got hired by a D.P to do some steadicam shots in a Indie production Loved working with him and the rest of the crew . Everthing went great on set we wrapped the project got paid and up to the next on . Today I see a notification of this D.P with his 2017 reel, his opening shot was one of my steadicam shots. It was a shot designed by the director and i really like the shot. it took me 5 takes on the beach to accomplish this shot . I was waiting for the project to be printed so I can use this shot on my reel. However he already used it on his reel . My question for you guys is : do you think it's misleading having such shots on reels like this situation or is it fine since he is technically the D.P ? Does it goes on the same hand as a D.P having a camera op performing camera on sticks ? It's probably a stupid question but just wanted to see your opinions?