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Andree FranksRig for steady face shot?
by on May 17, 2009 at 9:25:23 pm

Looking for a rig or something to create a shot that stays with the subjects face.
For example the person will be moving thru a room looking to the left or to the right but the camera needs to stay on the persons face during the movement.


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Mark SuszkoRe: Rig for steady face shot?
by on May 18, 2009 at 10:08:15 pm

If you watch some of those tacky ghost hunting shows, and some of the extreme sports POV shows, the rigs break down into a couple of basic setups. One is a simple backpack frame with a tiny lipstick camera on a jointed arm or stalk or gooseneck arrangement. The arm wraps around in front of the wearer and gives you that eerie POV feeling. You could also chest-mount a little camera using something like football pads or the frame/harness that marching band drummers and the like wear to carry the heavy load while walking. or wear a steadicam with the camera pointing backwards?:-) A weighted, padded pendant hanging on your chest with a strap from your neck, with a flexible metal microphone gooseneck on it, might do... if the camera was verrrry light. I would add a belt around the midriff to keep the rig from swinging around too much. Practice care and safety with these rigs, in case someone falls down they could get hurt.

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