Friday, October 21, 2016

Blue Gears

I kind of like this very blue environment for a fairly post-apocalyptic city. I'm thinking I want a semi-apocalypse for our next movie. More "Stalker" than "Mad Max". Like there's a working society in walled cities but there's still a dangerous wasteland. With tele-k's and alien technology.
CG Aircraft Flyby from Steve Burg on Vimeo.

Also, Filmcity makes an even less expensive geared head than the one several posts below. Their DSLR Geared Head is $590.  I believe that other than the weight-bearing differences, the main difference between the DSLR version and the bigger one is the lack of multiple speeds on the cranks. But I will say that having two pan cranks is pretty nice.


Kangas said...

I'm not sure I get the necessity for a geared head...if you have a fluid head tripod and you're not a Parkinson's sufferer, you can do a pretty smooth pan or what's the deal?

Andrew Bellware said...

It's about the start and end of the pans and tilts. Also the precision of where you can end. And I'm especially interested on trying it with a slider because I have a devil of a time getting pans smooth with a fluid head while dollying.