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Music composed by Mike Secan.
Canon XH A1, Letus35mm Adapter, Nikkor 50mm, Nikkor 55mm Macro, Track & Dolly, Cobra Crane II, IndiSlider, IndiFocusPro, Cut & Coloured on Premiere Pro CS4
I wanted to get more practice using my indislider and follow focus so naturally it would be a car video. It's a little rough on the edges, but I only had an hour to shoot the footage.
I should also mention that the title doesn't represent some sort of over-infatuation with the car...at least not in real life. :) I was just trying to choose a clever title with the word "one" and that seemed to fit the mood of the video.
I'm also new at this so constructive criticism from the pros is very welcome.
The IndiSlider is a unique piece of production kit. This video is my attempt (I'm no on-camera talent!), to try and share how I use it. I don't mount it the way it's supposed to be mounted, so this is just my way of doing it! I find I get more versatility mounting it this way. Including using it as a 3 foot jib once it's mounted! There are drawbacks, there is a slight tilt as it slides along the path this way, and ground shooting is difficult with the plate stuck on the bottom, but I explain a solution to that!
The Indislider tends to slightly slow down in certain spots along it's path. I find keeping the rails clean really helps. Wipe them down before each use with a lens cloth.
UPDATE: I've removed the 5th braking block from the bottom of the slider, the one with the turn knob on it. This seemed to be causing much of the binding I was experiencing. You need to remove one of the end blocks, then slide the whole plate out, the one that falls loose is the one you want to remove. Give it a try, your mileage may vary!
This is shot in 720p 24fps on an EX1. I show my V1 with a Letus extreme and Zacuto rails being mounted on the slider.
I'm not endorsing in any way this device. I just want to share my experiences with it.