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Hey all, I have a project coming up similar to "Carpool Karaoke". For safety/repeatability we'll be using a tow rig. I'm wondering if people have experience/advice on camera monitoring solutions? Right now I'm thinking we'll use Canon 5DMKIII's in cages with HDMI Teradek's mounted sending signal to the production vehicle and use a Decimator or a Black Magic quad viewer to a single monitor. Is there a more light weight or smarter solution? (I'm pretty opposed to go pros). Anything I might be missing? Any experience/advice is much appreciated! Thanks!
Well, after four years of valiantly fighting it, I've given in, accepted my fate, and become a Vanman: And she's a blank canvas: I now have to begin the process of figuring out how I'm going to fit her out to cart around all of my crap. First big question for the layout will be - my new Inovativ cart, should I plan to wheel it in through the side doors? Or out the back? And if you've got a nice van fitout that you'd care to share, I'd certainly appreciate any good ideas for shelving/storage solutions that I can steal.
Hi everyone. I'm not exactly a student or a new filmmaker, but I am closer to a new filmmaker, than a professional DP, so that's why I'm posting here. Apologies to moderators if it's in the wrong section. I'm filming a low budget car commercial for a small community tv channel and I am wondering what the best options are to film a moving car. I basically want to be able to make the most out of a little to no budget as possible, whether using guerilla style filmmaking or out the box ideas, I need some guidance. I want basically get multiple moving angles of a car driving on the road. My options so far are: Film the car out the window from another car. Use a pillow as a vibration/shake absorber while holding the camera on the door through the window opening. My angles and height are very restricted and I can only pan very slightly. Film the the car from the back of a pickup truck (in SA, we call these vans), with a little jib to get some dynamic movement, however while this option provides the most creative shot options, it could also provide me with, you know, death. So I'm not really considering this as an option, but if I found a way to safely set this up then I would do it. Film the car by sticking my camera out of the window and holding the top handle. I cannot hire a 3-axist gimbal to fit my FS700 in my city but I could use my Glidecam, however I don't have much confidence in this option. So you see, I am basically lost for options here. Every bts video I have seen of a car commercial has mind blowingly expensive rigs that are built into vehicles. I need some cheaper options. Thanks!