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Posted by Warhead, on 2010-03-31 20:52:54

Crazy set idea...

I kinda have an idea for a small set. For panning shots, you mount the set on a Lazy Susan that moves slowly and tightly enough for animation on set. When you need to spin the camera, you simply move the set incrementally and take a frame. The advantage is, you can have simple camera movement without disturbing the camera itself. The disadvantage is the simple fact that I don't know of a Lazy Susan that actually meets the requirements for this type of work. Any ideas?

Posted by alex uranga, on 2010-03-31 21:32:48

I remember Leroy Binks using that for a matrix style move here's the link to his video http://www.stopmotionmagic.com/videos/id_1176/title_matrix-need-feedback/

Posted by Nick H, on 2010-04-01 01:38:35

I bought just the ball bearing thing for a lazy susan - 2 pieces of pressed metal with balls running in a round track in between. I fixed a big round piece of chipboard on the top, covered it in formaica, and I use it for sculpting and making moulds on. But it could easily have a set on it. You would also have to attach the lights so they turned with it as well. I found that too difficult with my lights at different distances, so I just rigged an offset mount for my camera so it went round in an arc and the set stayed still.