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Posted by jamesride101, on 2007-01-21 10:44:43

wobbly wooden floor

has anyone succesfully solved the problem of the "unstable" wooden floor for use as a shooting stage? I'm trying to save some bucks by using my appartment as a studio for shooting stop-mo, but the floor so far has had other ideas. first thing I thought of was to use 4'x8' sheets of plywood on top of the floor but even that seems shaky. Perhaps making a platform for the tripod that is only attached to the set table and not the floor would work. I was thinking that as long as the woblines transfers evenly to the whole set/lights/tripod set-up then the final footage would not have any shake in it. any comments or other ideas?

Posted by leevi, on 2007-01-21 12:49:06

I had the set and the tripod screwed down to the same particle board. Still I had to be very carefull when moving around during shooting. There couldn't be anyone else walking in the studio (room). In the final film the camera shaked only in 1 scene.

Posted by jamesride101, on 2007-02-04 15:59:22

hey, thanx leevi. Whatever I do in this bedroom, it sounds far from ideal... Any other ideas anyone? Hmmm.... My kitchen has ceramic tiles....it's an ok size for the project.... hmmm. so I wont be cooking for a while...:P

Posted by Scott Farrell, on 2007-03-07 13:51:58

sometimes people use small sandbags on the crossbars of the table they are shooting on