Here are some shots I’ve done that I really like for the final result and also for the challenge encountered on the preparation and on the execution.
BIG FREEZE: In this shot inspired from the famous Phillips commercial the Steadicam performs only on the crash scene after the road part. It was shot with a zoom lens. We can see many focal changes performed by the DP sitted at his monitor. It creates an interesting mood. The result is not perfect but good for the time we had. It was fun.
MUSICAL SHOT: We shot this nice movement in less than 3 hours. The most complicated part was to set the choreography with the actors in a such small space. We had a couple of hours of rehersal without camera two days before. On the set,I had to struggle to glide the large 535 camera throw the five small dorways.
FLYING SHOT: Here is a very interesting use of the Steadicam. To create the flying effect we ‘’hard mounted’’ the Steadicam on a plaform erected on the top of a pickup truck. On action the truck followed the kid running up the hill. I remember the rig was quite hard to control because of the wind and the uncontrollable G forces. I love the result.
PARTY WALK AND TALK: Long nice shot with a lot of extras and cues. The resul looks simple but we had put a lot of work in setting the camera path thorw the crowd and have the dialogs append at the right moments. After 27 takes everyone was happy.
INTERIOR SHOT: This is a simple shot that I like a lot. It is one of the smootest move I’ve done and it serves well the story. I like the fact that we do not notice that the camera move across 5 rooms. It just follows the action.
CRANE: Once in a while they say: ‘’We’ll put you on a crane.....’’ Uhhhh..... ! This crane shot works well for the opening of the serie. The editing added some speed up motion to improve nicely the rhythm.
STAIRS: We all love stairs shots... Especially when walked backward. Seriously it is very difficult to compose an esthetic frame in stairscases because the camera is pointing up or down on the caracters. I like the result of this shot done on the pacific shore in British-Columbia.
8 MINUTES SHOT : That’s a shot I like a lot. It’s 8 minutes long and starts with a 2 minutes static moment. It’s from the ROMEO ONZE movie. It was a real challenge !
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DANCE FILM: Trailer for the short film ‘Gravity of Center’ performed by the RUBBERBANDance artists. Great performance we shot on steadicam. I like the esthetic. The film is still around the world on festivals. www.rubberdance.com
PANS AND TILTS : Apparently simple, this shot was a bit complicated for all the pans and tilts. The resuil is not perfect but I kind of like it.