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Nov 18, 2011 14:50 |  #6196

Spikeydevilbandit wrote in post #13406446 (external link)
Soooo it's just a boom (a very nice one though) made by you .....lol

Yeah, it's just a boom, and yeah, made by me :lol:.


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Nov 18, 2011 21:22 |  #6197

Any CC is welcome! I Found cloning out a suction cup on the windscreen an annoyance! Is there something i should do before rigging it to make cloning easier? E.g. A static should without the rig on etc..

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Nov 19, 2011 02:31 |  #6198

realitysays wrote in post #13420334 (external link)
Any CC is welcome! I Found cloning out a suction cup on the windscreen an annoyance! Is there something i should do before rigging it to make cloning easier? E.g. A static should without the rig on etc..

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Just work on where you put the rig next time.

Also, taking a shot EXACTLY like that without the rig would be near to impossible.


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Nov 19, 2011 08:55 |  #6199

A static shot afterward is a good idea, one that many before you have had, but in reality it's damn difficult to pull off.


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Nov 19, 2011 12:56 as a reply to  @ VisualEchos's post |  #6200

I finally got all of the bits put together for my rig, a couple of Avenger suction sups, three Super Clamps, a Magic Arm, all standard stuff. However, for the boom I thought I would use the first two sections of a heavy duty carbon fibre fishing pole. This is around 2.5 inches in diameter at the but end, tapering very slowly, with put-over joints.

I took the rig out to take some quick and dirty shots of my very dirty truck. I decided that I didn't want to push this thing, so I needed a hill to get it rolling and the only one that I could think of locally without excessive amounts of traffic was not especially smooth, so I expected some bounce on the boom. The hill was a little too steep, resulting in speeds faster than walking pace, requiring me to run alongside with the cable release and probably adding a higher level of boom bounce. What I hadn't considered was the effect of wind on the boom. It was a fairly breezy day and I noticed that even when stationary, the wind was setting off a slight rocking motion. Is this something others have experienced with their booms, or is it time to give up on the carbon pole idea and buy some alloy tubing?

I also stupidly took the shots around the middle of the day and with the low camera angle, needed stacked ND8 and CPL filters to get shutter speeds in the range of 1.3-1.6 seconds. I really am not keen on the effect that these had on the images, seeming to reduce the contrast enormously. Possibly it is the combination of the two filters and shooting later in the day with just one will improve the situation.

So, a few important lessons learned, don't shoot heavy vehicles as they are a pain to push and pushing probably works better than a run away truck, find very smooth tarmac, avoid shooting in blustery conditions and don't shoot in the middle of the day if it can be avoided. Anyway, here is one of the shots from that initial attempt.

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Nov 19, 2011 22:53 |  #6201

Does any one paint their pole black? I am just waiting for adorama or B&H to get some more f1000 in.


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Nov 19, 2011 23:03 |  #6202

sigma pi wrote in post #13424539 (external link)
Does any one paint their pole black? I am just waiting for adorama or B&H to get some more f1000 in.

would make it worse i think.


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Nov 19, 2011 23:10 |  #6203

what about bright green/orange? A contrasting color to the scene...


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Nov 19, 2011 23:22 |  #6204

ewheeler20 wrote in post #13424619 (external link)
what about bright green/orange? A contrasting color to the scene...

I would worry about reflections and what not.
I guess it's preference?


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Nov 20, 2011 14:48 |  #6205

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would make it worse i think.

Make what worse?


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Nov 20, 2011 15:08 |  #6206

sigma pi wrote in post #13426798 (external link)
Make what worse?

Cloning out? Blending in?

I think it would come down to preference mostly.


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Nov 20, 2011 20:44 |  #6207

Works best dull silver.


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Nov 20, 2011 23:12 |  #6208

Ah thanks! bare aluminum it is.


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Nov 20, 2011 23:49 as a reply to  @ VisualEchos's post |  #6209

a shot from today:


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car engine: OFF - we pushed it over.


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