What do you do when you know you will be in front of an awesome scene, you’re all alone, and you have little time to capture it? Here’s the catch . . you don’t just want to capture it, you want to knock it out of the park!
So one thing I make sure to do is to incorporate some nice movement with the use of my trusty slider. But those suckers take time to get in the perfect position. And then to get perfect framing and of course to get a nice smooth slide that you can actually use. While you are doing all of that you lose out on getting the many shots that you will need to put a nice edit together of this scene.
Besides that you also want to have some time to be free of most equipment and get the perfect angle you want without anything bulky getting in your way.
And time is ticking!
Watch this video and see how I tackle getting multiple camera angles, lots of beautiful movement, different focal lengths and whatever else I need to capture a scene as if a 3 man crew was filming.
Examples of different shots I was able to quickly get (many were with a slider move)
What tricks do you use to get amazing footage when under the gun?
Would you have approached this scene differently?