Some things are just meant to go together. Peanut butter and jelly, coffee and doughnuts, and of course, the MōVI M10 image stabilizer and a Rube Goldberg machine. It truly is a match made in heaven. But don't just take my word for it. Have a look for yourself:
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This video, which is a commercial for the Panasonic ToughPad, was shot by DP and Pre-Vis artist Matt Workman. The production used a RED EPIC with Leica Summicron lenses, all mounted to a MōVI M10, in order to smoothly follow the path of a Rube Goldberg machine hellbent on destroying the Panasonic tablet. In an awesome series of BTS photos, Workman showed just how much work goes into a shoot like this. Here are a few favorites.
And here's the Pre-Vis piece that Matt built for this video:
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Ultimately, as awesome as this piece is, it's hard not to wonder how it might have looked as a single long take. With that said, some of the inserts and cutaways in the piece, especially of the pool balls and the fish in the water tank, make the video feel extremely dynamic and energetic.
What do you guys think? Would this piece have worked better as a single long take?