This popped on my radar the other day and it just made me chuckle so I'm sharing it… it has a good message for all of us budding filmmakers who constantly come up with excuses for not getting out and doing something.
Subtle Slider Action…[tentblogger-vimeo 34900711]
So I'm pretty stoked to have one of these things. I actually hated them for a long time for no apparent reason….maybe because I knew I sucked at using them…but all I needed was a little practice. The thing that got me buying was having the idea that I could shoot a "crane" shot…kinda…..if I tilted the slider onto it's side! And, I'm wrapped with the results. It's such a subtle movement but it adds magic to a shot in a way that the obvious Glidecam can't. It's now a part of my kit and will go everywhere I go. I love this shit!!
Camera > Canon 5D mark II (using CiniStyle picture preset)
Lenses used > 24mm f2.8 (Nikkor AiS and Olympus Zuiko – all shot at f11)
Slider model > Opteka 23" from eBay ($159)
Color Grade/Editing software > EDIUS 6
The Boy > Robert Bonnici (Thanks man!)
(cover photo credit: snap from the snap Matthew Scott added to the vimeo post of his girlfriend)