January 28, 2015 at 5:45PM

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Doorway Dollies

I'm directing a small independent short this summer. The protagonist mows a long yard in the opening scene and I want to capture this with a long low angle in front of him. I'm assuming it's not a good idea to rig anything to the mower, let alone put my camera near it. On top of that I can't lay track in front either for obvious reasons. I was wondering how well do doorway dollies like the Fischer 9 operate on grass, or if can they even operate on grass? I appreciate any cheap solution for this shot!

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A Fischer 9 dolly is not designed for grass or any other soft surface. ( they can weigh up to 900 lbs when fully loaded )

I would look at using an under-slung stedicam or gimbal for the shot you are trying to get.

Check out the photo of Jason Wingrove using an under-slung $700 Nebula 4000 gimbal to track somebody swimming along the edge of an ocean pool facility...
http://www.newsshooter.com/2014/12/31/atomos-shogun-4k-recorder-review-t...

January 29, 2015 at 9:22AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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I think like guy. Is best a steady like merlin.

January 30, 2015 at 3:45AM

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Rag├╝el Cremades
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GoPro mounted to mower?

January 31, 2015 at 11:45AM

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Torsten Pearson
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