Shooting with a 3-Axis gimbal is almost expected in most professional videography environments these days, and that’s great because they’re versatile, generally easy to use once balanced, and give you the ability to accomplish shots you may not have been able to do before.
As with any gear though, it’s easy to fall into creative ruts where you’re just shooting the same shots over and over again. The only way to break out of situations like that are to just muddle through a bunch of shoots until you’re inspired again, or talk to other professionals about what you can do to switch things up.
The guys over at Cinecom.net have put together a quick video of 5 Camera gimbal shots that you may not have used yet, and I can definitely see a few of these tips being useful to the shooter that’s just become a bit tired of the same ol’ same ol’.
If it turns out that you learned a few things, subscribe to the YouTube channel for new tips and tricks relating to filmmaking. It’s always good to have somewhere to go when you’re not inspired for a shoot.
5 Creative Camera Gimbal Tricks – Countdown #8 | Cinecom.net
Camera gimbals are the new steadicams. With their 3-axis motorized stabilizer. For a relative cheap price we get super smooth videos without much effort from the operator. This allows us to focus more on the framing and the movement.
But with every fancy tool, it’s the guy behind the camera that makes those shots so great. We share 5 great tricks in this video that will help you make more creative shots with your gimbal. The operation of these shots are simple and easy as the gimbal does the stabilizing for us.
In the first trick we’ll have a look how we can better tilt the camera when filming low to the ground. This is easily done by offsetting the handles. Next we’ll have a look how to add more dynamics in a typical long shot. We’ll re-create the effect of a jib. The third trick is one of the coolest.
Read full article at Cinecom “5 Creative Camera Gimbal Tricks”
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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)
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