Camera stablizer like in Pulp Fiction


#1

i wasn’t sure exactly how to word it, but in the behind the scene of PF it shows how they shot Bruce Willis in his car. that big contraption they used, does anyone know generally how to create one or where to find one?



-meghan


#2

nope. Sorry. I just felt like putting a reply on your topic! I felt bad y’know.


#3

[quote=“BitchSlapBessy”]
i wasn’t sure exactly how to word it, but in the behind the scene of PF it shows how they shot Bruce Willis in his car. that big contraption they used, does anyone know generally how to create one or where to find one?



-meghan
[/quote]

do you mean a “steadicam”? or those cameras that are being mounted on cars?


#4

i’d assume the steel contraption on the car, but there are devices with cameras already in them?



-meghan


#5

Get over $40,000 and then ask me that question.


#6

[quote=“Jonah”]
Get over $40,000 and then ask me that question.
[/quote]

well crap…



-meghan


#7

just use adobe after effects


#8

we’re trying to do as much as we can without using the computer…the whole experiemental things ya know? of course, the more i keep thinking about this…the more i’m seeing a camera falling off the car and smashing…that wouldn’t be good…



-meghan


#9

the cheapest one is like here http://www.studio1productions.com/smoothcam.htm

but im guessing thats not the kind you want

in which case most will be around this price :

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#10

hmmm. much appreciated, :smiley: it gives me an outline to work with.



-meghan


#11

If all you’re doing is trying to do is stabalize a camera on a car…



Save yourself a ton of money and use a bean bag and some bungee cords. A friend of mine did that and it worked wonderfully.


#12

Try These Books: http://www.dvcamerarigs.com/

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I own the first one it is very helpful


#13

http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/steadycam/