IronFilm Posted May 3, 2022 Share Posted May 3, 2022 On 5/2/2022 at 7:32 AM, TomTheDP said: I don't know man, tripod is honestly the way to go for most things. Most people don't have the budget to do good moving shots outside of really basic stuff. Everyone wants to be Euphoria without having any of the resources to pull it off. Yeah, doing those big sweeping gimbal shots that run for ages and ages are a lot more work for EVERYONE. Art Dept, Director, Actors, Camera Dept, Sound Dept, etc etc I did late last year a very low low budget feature film (dunno about the budget, but I'd take a wild wild guess that it is probably to likely be sub $100K, but with all the favors pulled in we were "operating at" more like the $500K-ish level? Which is still ultra low budget level for a feature film). Bulk of it was shot on either a tripod or a dana dolly. (as a dana dolly gives you that movement in the scene, but also still allowing you a lot more fine control over the camera movement than anything else would. Well, anything else that is affordable that is!) A fair bit was shot handheld / easyrig as well. Oh and of course sometimes a high hat / sandbag / saddlebag. But perhaps a couple of times a week we'd get in a Steadicam Op, for particular scenes/days when camera movement made a lot of sense for the story. We also had at least three days of car shoots, of which two of those days were done with the car on lowrider being towed by a truck (with Director / AD / AC / Grip / DoP all in the back, in the truck bed. With myself, with my mixer & monitor, and the truck driver in the cab itself). Never used a crane. Never used a gimbal. Never used a drone. (although I wouldn't be surprised if there is a splinter unit done sometime after we wrapped main production which goes out to get some drone footage. Or perhaps they just use a bit of stock footage? I dunno) 100% shot on an ARRI Mini btw. On 5/2/2022 at 12:00 PM, webrunner5 said: I think other than interviews and big time movies tripods are a thing of the past. And this is coming from a hard core tripod guy! I follow 10 to 12 people on YouTube, and help pay their way with Patreon. And I don't think any of the use a tripod very often. Heck one of the people I follow, Goonzquad shoots the whole thing on a iPhone 13 Pro. They do use a tripod at times, but not often. The average YouTuber with a big following is totally disconnected to the reality of how the professional world works on film sets / tv productions / reality shoots / TVCs / etc TheRenaissanceMan, aaa123jc and webrunner5 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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