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Crane camera shots with just a tripod

When shooting footage with a motion camera, one of the most important things to achieve to avoid it looking like a home-barbecue video, is stable motion, normally achieved with a crane. A simple way to achieve this, is by retracting one leg of your tripod, and then tilt it forwards and backwards. This video gives a good demonstration. The difference between the tripod shots, and the hand-held shots (the shots made to demonstrate the technique) is astounding.

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    Comment by halfgaar
    On July 31, 2008 at 00:04

    Didn’t really know in which category to put it. Technology doesn’t seem quite fitting, yet it does. Categories still suck…

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    Comment by Rowan Rodrik
    On July 31, 2008 at 09:26

    Yes they do, don’t they?

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    Comment by Vicma
    On November 3, 2008 at 20:10

    Hello Halfgaard :Good explications and very elegances results.Thank you.Vicma