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Apr 12, 2014 03:42 |  #10351

Hey guys,

Been following this thread since January, finally read all the posts and my kit arrived a couple of weeks ago.
Managed to get the car out of the garage and rig up on a quiet road for the first time, here are my first to efforts (I know the reflections in the window needed some more setup with a polariser to get them out). Any further critisism/advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Apr 12, 2014 05:36 |  #10352

Finally got my boom back from being rethreaded, but it is still bending and I was scared to use it, so only used 4.5m one on these shots, but still happy with the outcome. Rough surface, car driven and Rig-Pro still being stable :)

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Apr 12, 2014 09:02 |  #10353

^ ^ I like what you did with the highlights in it, but wish you had a shot of #1 with the camera pointed more to the right.


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Apr 12, 2014 16:55 |  #10354

The second shot is a lot better than the first IMO, the car is smaller in the frame, and there is less distortion. The only problem is, you're heading towards a barrier. This is one of those unspoken rules of rig-shots; always have a clear path for the vehicle, as the viewer, even if they don't know it, will imagine it going there. A little bit of photoshop would go a long way on that one as well, like removing the power line from the roof, and the building from the a-pillar :-).

All things to think about next time :)


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Apr 14, 2014 07:41 |  #10355

It's actually an open gate leading to the main road if you look closer, hence why the direction choice, but yeah I always make sure it doesn't take to nowhere, thanks! Reason for the first shot angle was to make the front end seem huger than it is (overexadurated distortion), emphasising it is an estate (avant), when i moved it to give more room at front it looked compressed and like a hatchback. Thanks for the input guys!

Here is the latest shot at 6m from last night!

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Apr 14, 2014 11:14 |  #10356

Love the feel of the latest one. I have some cc, but I won't give it unless asked for :).


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Apr 14, 2014 12:53 |  #10357

Thanks! I am always looking for CC!
Here is another one at night already for you to CC:
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Apr 14, 2014 13:23 |  #10358

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After numerous tests, I be coming at the right point, it remains only to post-production.

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Apr 14, 2014 13:53 |  #10359

Reno_LV wrote in post #16832946 (external link)
Thanks! I am always looking for CC!

- Always shoot between f11 and f18 to keep the entire car, front-to-back sharp
- Make sure to shoot some 2-second shots. These give you more detail in the wheels, and ground, which convey motion better. The longer 4-6 second shots can then be used for the background, making it more streaky, which convey's motion better there. Put together, you have the best of both worlds. This works much like polarizations :).


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Apr 14, 2014 13:58 |  #10360

Great tips, thanks buddy. These were shot at F13 and F16 and still not sharp from front to end but I didn't mind, anything above that really destroys the sharpness. Will use the tricks next time!


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Apr 14, 2014 14:26 |  #10361

Reno_LV wrote in post #16833104 (external link)
Great tips, thanks buddy. These were shot at F13 and F16 and still not sharp from front to end but I didn't mind, anything above that really destroys the sharpness. Will use the tricks next time!

Interesting, I was totally getting an f8 vibe lol. They look fantastic anyway, I'm just nit-picking!!!

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Apr 14, 2014 15:26 |  #10362

High angles FTW! Cheers again!


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Apr 15, 2014 16:20 |  #10363

ZacCarter wrote in post #16835850 (external link)
What's the cost on a typical rig?

The boom I bought from Andrew at RigPro the other components I pieced together. The whole thing ended up costing me a little under 500 dollars. I believe RigPro sells everything you'll need to get started if I'm not mistaken.




  
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Apr 15, 2014 20:26 |  #10364

Yeah, you can definitely make your own for under $500. The problem is that most of the time the performance and safety aren't there. That's where Rig-Pro comes in. But if you're comfortable with the performance and safety of what you're using, I say go for it and safe yourself some money! If not, I offer turn-key solutions.

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Apr 15, 2014 20:40 |  #10365

At some point I'm going to upgrade my suction cups to RigPro, but in the mean time I love the boom setup you guys put together!




  
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