Thursday, March 31, 2011

Shooting Yourself Handheld



I think Knoptop has found a new level of microbudget filmmaking. While the rest of us might run solo operations using a camera fixed on a tripod, Dave has figured out how to get a handheld shot of himself without a camera operator. Whenever I've seen this before it's always been a self-aware tracking shot (the subject speaking into the camera), what they call a 'walk and talk' in the news biz. Dave's version is more traditional cinema--he acts like the camera isn't there, all while he's running it.

1 comment:

Stefan Ziegler / [int'ju(:)itiv] said...

Hi,

I'm using a monopod for handheld shots of myself for awhile (like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-gm0wscOqM - german only). I always find it very difficult guessing what the camera sees. Therefore I found a small mirror to be sticked an the front of the camera (http://www.pearl.de/a-NC1407-1123.shtml?query=spiegel - german only(!)). But than I have to focus on the mirror for controlling what the camera sees.
Do you have another tip for me?

KR,
Stefan

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