Slow camera translation movements

Discussion in 'MōVI M5' started by Nicolas Teeuwen, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Nicolas Teeuwen

    Jan 15, 2014
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    I have used my Movi in quite a number of situations in which I am dealing with very small objects, or wanting to move the camera very slowly. Consider the following scenarios.

    • Filming Lego or model trains. The objects are small and you want to do a nice sweeping side to side dolly shot, or a push pull shot.
    • A very slow entrance shot to a room in which the camera slowly comes through the door.
    Really slow translation shots, either left or right or forward and back have been challenging.

    One idea I had was to tie a rope to the handle (middle one) with a weight on the end, hanging over the edge (or a pully) to provide just enough resistance to aid one in slow motion dolly shots.

    These are the kind of shots that would typically be done with a slider, or a dolly.

  2. Graham Futerfas

    Graham Futerfas Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2015
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    These are harder shots to do, but you can get better at doing them with practice. I noticed recently that my Movi\Majestic operating has definitely improved in the last several months.

    I have a Ready Rig Support Vest that allows me some side-to side play in the supports, and I can often stand in one place and do small movements with my arms\vest, even on tight shots.

    If we need it really smooth and perfect, I often carry a Dana Dolly slider in the kit and we can pop the Movi on there and operate with the Mimic or PLC wheels.

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