Monday, January 14, 2013

Recap Q&A: Simple or Complex Builds?



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2 comments:

DIYFilmSchool.net said...

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Mike Y. said...

Well, Scott, about "simple or complex". Sometimes simple gets the job done, but leaves you wanting another possible feature that complex could give.

The fact is, people CAN get good with tools. It takes a little practice and even a good video can yield good instruction.

Personally, I prefer more complex DIY builds, but since I am someone who works with tools on a daily basis, it's easy for me to get a few measurements and a basic idea and dive right in.

For example, I would love to see a "pan feature" on your Boom/Jib and it would be a bit more complex to do. So consider the simple build and then adding the "more complex expansion" of that simple build. MUCH of what you do can be accomplished in stages and built based on the viewers needs. If you want the "pan" feature, you can add it to your existing simple build.

So that is my 2 cents worth and perhaps not much in the scheme of things. BUT, you need to keep up the great information and the things you give back to us in the DIY world of film making.

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