As it’s probably not a suitable topic for the next Instagram challenge due to the length of videos or explanatory texts, we might want to start a thread here. We run into these situations daily and all need and want to become better at them. E.g., it used to be acceptable to take 15 or even 20 minutes to go from studio mode to Steadi, but today you need to do it in two, without breaking out into a panic. Why lose sweat over actions you could also be doing in your sleep, almost like a loader after handling thousands of reloads? What’s the best way to build your camera to have it as versatile as possible, which preparations can you take beforehand to minimise reset times? It’s not about proving that you’re the best and fastest - it’s much more about remaining calm and confident, even when someone is breathing down your neck.
As everybody’s got their own little secrets, we might want to synergise and shares those tricks of the trade? My reason for creating this post came through this three-minute one-take video (I got reminded of it a few days ago, done pre-Covid), in which we‘re trying to shift setups as efficiently and calmly as possible, going from (handheld to) studio to Steadi to gimbal, all setups ready to shoot. Might not give you the best of insight on how we’re doing it, but at least it shows you a little something.
Who wants to share some of their details?