Subtle slider action – with a filmmaking message

by planetmitch5 Comments

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!)

via Subtle Slider Action… on Vimeo.

[source: tweet]

(cover photo credit: snap from the snap Matthew Scott added to the vimeo post of his girlfriend)


  1. Great message! This should get legs even outside the photography world.


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