Posts Tagged ‘steadycam’

First Ever Five-Axis Stabilizer Promises to Deliver Rock-Steady Video

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Certain indie filmmakers may be all in love with shaky-cam production values, but for the rest of us, nausea still isn’t terribly valued as a special effect. So huzzah to the ShadowCam S-5, an upcoming stabilizer for DSLRs and pro series cinema cameras (Red Epic, Canon C models, etc.) that promises to dampen motion like no other stabilizer. Read more…

Humor: Chicken-Based Image Stabilizing Rig Delivers Super-Steady Results

Optical image stabilization is all about keeping the camera still even as the housing shakes or otherwise moves around. And when it comes to stabilization in nature, few creatures are as good at keeping their camera (read: head) perfectly still as the chicken.

So why not strap a camera onto a chicken’s head and turn the guy (or gal) into a fowl-stabilized action cam!? Why, no reason at all! Read more…

Incredibly Difficult Steadicam Shot From the End of the Movie “Hugo”

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve featured two very impressive cinematography shots, one from the movie “Contact” and another from “Sucker Punch.” But while both of those required planning, expertise and, for one of them, some help from the digital age, the final steadicam shot from the movie “Hugo” is impressive in an entirely different way.

It’s not generated by a computer, and it’s not a shot that you might take any notice of when you watch the movie. What it is, however, is a testament to phenomenal camera work, because the whole thing is comprised of one long and very difficult shot that had Larry McConkey sighing in relief when it was over. This video offers a behind the scenes look at that shot from start to finish.

(via Fstoppers)