December 26, 2014 at 10:49PM

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How to shoot an inside scene on top down perspective?

Guys! I need advice on how to shoot a scene from above, or top down perspective, inside a room.

I can't think of anything other than taping my camera to the roof with some silver tape, but it's too bold of a move for me! Anyone's got any ideas to share?

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Well, I'd say using gaf tape isn't a horrible idea (non-stick and what not). It's a difficult situation, but personally I've just taped it for shots that we can get quickly. In situations where you don't have a roof, shooting from a second floor grants you a lot more options, but that doesn't sound like your case. Good luck!

December 27, 2014 at 6:50AM

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Jacob Floyd
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I'd say your best shot is to rent or make a vary long Gimbal stabilizer for your camera and have a monitor set up so you can see exactly what your shooting.

Hope it works out :)

December 28, 2014 at 1:15AM

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Depending on the size of the camera, couldn't you set up two stands with a crossbar between them and suspend the camera from that? Or alternatively suspend a length of cord between two stable points and attach the camera to that?

Of course, all this depends how high/wide you're looking to go. I've got a Uniloc stills tripod that has a swing-out arm that lets me get simple overhead shots - but it wouldn't work to cover a whole room.

December 29, 2014 at 3:55AM

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Alex Richardson
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Yo can put two tripods high and put a long iron stick. You can attach it to this. Works true me.

January 22, 2015 at 7:58AM

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Ragüel Cremades
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