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Hello everyone, I'm new in here...thanks for reading this thread. I'm here straight from the cinematography.com forum So I've bought a mint 2nd hand ProAim Flycam Redking which takes up to 15lbs. I want to use it with my Aaton XTR XC 16mm camera + battery + Leica R 28mm f/2.8 (has the Nikon F mount) and weighs in at 13lbs approx. When I eventually get confident enough to shoot (probably many hours trying to balance it up) I will have the 'framing' problem as the camera can't take a monitor So I'm here to ask about what sort of 'hack' I could create to be able to frame my shots. Obviously Im going to shoot as wide as possible to give myself a fighting chance along with shooting from f8 to f22 to again keep things in focus......not interested in shallow depth of field for what im doing..... So I've thought of a couple of 'hacks'. The first would be to attach a GoPro that has the screen on the back and align it with the axis of what i see through the Leica and it that way hopefully at least keep the person in the frame in the middle.......and 2. if that fails (i.e cant see the monitor in the sun) attach a laser pointer and then get rid of the dot in post....yes....that ridiculous haha I was wondering if any of you could help me with a more elegant solution!!!! any comments and help appreciated. I going to be shooting a personal project on Eastman Double X of my father who's 82 and has been an athlete all his life and is still going out running....completely self-funded and completely self-indulgent and hopefully a family 'treasure' in the making for our generations to come...... In the make-believe, yet to be invented world there would be an attachment to the Aaton eye-piece that would run a cable to a monitor that's as good in daylight as the Kindles E-ink tech
Hi all! Looks like I have the opportunity to work with an actual film camera for the first time, the Arriflex 416. I have a Clipper 2 Steadicam so the weight should be fine but I don't have the 24v upgrade yet so would need to run it with the on board battery. I've had a look at the manual and can see it's got a built in video tap and FIZ brain so reasonably happy that I can physically mount and fly it without much trouble. Should I use any adapters to mount it like the Alexa? Does anyone have any hits, tips, suggestions or other comments about operating with this camera or film in general? I've read that depending on how the film magazine works it can affect the balance as it spools through which makes sense but how much of an affect does it have? Is it just a matter of tweaking the balance between takes? Cheers guys looking forward to it just want to make sure I'm as prepared as possible :) rups
hey yall i am flying Los Angeles (LAX) to London (LHR) and then on to New Castle (NCL) I typically bring a few stills cameras with me and I like to shoot ilford delta 3200. domestic flights are easy, i never have a hard time with hand check. how about flying internationally? how about at LHR on the way back? just wondering if anyone has any experience with hand-checking film for international flights. brett.