A Glidecam is a counter weight apparatus used in video production. In the event you have ever watched a film and wondered how they got those easy shots while running or chasing someone though the woods, it is was likely with a Glidecam or Steadicam. I use a Glidecam 2000 Pro with my Canon T2i. I use it handheld, as you can see to the right. It does get heavy on the wrist after awhile, but Glidecam does make other products that makes working with the Glidecam 2000 Pro considerably simpler. They've a forearm brace as well as a vest you could purchase to make long days of shooting simpler. Below I 've a video of my set up. Balancing the apparatus is constantly a worry for newbies. I have formed a video under that helps clarify what I Have done before.
Balancing the Glidecam 2000 Pro can be a pain, but the video below gives you some tips about the best way to do this. I have found that the very first thing you need to do would be to get a great quick release plate for the top of your Glidecam. Doing so is likely to allow it to be simple that you mount your camera on and off the Glidecam without having to rebalance the whole apparatus each single time you use it. Additionally, select the lens you'll most probably be shooting with and also mount your mic in the event you plan to use one. This will definitely insure that everything is balanced right. If I made the decision to fire with a 50mm prime lens, you may have to rebalance the whole devise as the lenses are various spans and weights.
I had an appointment to shoot and edit a short sequence (1-3 minutes) using fundamental picture grammar to state "following." Certainly state who is scene it's: someone being followed or someone doing the following. Attempt to escalate the tension in the sequence together with the camera. You have to show something within the scene. Recalling that tension for the crowd is the delayed response to a powerful question created in the storytelling. I decided to shoot this using my Glidecam 2000 Pro and my Canon T2i. See below for the short film "The Follow". !
Shooting an excellent movie is really all about having fun. In the event you do not ever get out there and do it, it'll never come to fruition. It requires lots of training to get great, and as you can see i still have a ways to go myself. I am hoping this heart has shed some light on the Glidecam 2000 Pro encounter and I expect to see some of your work here sometime. For those who have used a Glidecam, don't hesitate to post your work below in the comment box. I look forward to seeing what you have created. Cheers.
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