Dollies and sliders are key tools in our cinematography arsenal. They let us add smooth motion to shots that otherwise would be limited by simple pans or tilts on a tripod. They give our slow, wide shots an extended range of motion. Our motorized slider captures amazing timelapses. You can even use them in interviews. Stick your B- or C-camera on a slider to shake up those still interview shots! Check out a few examples below.
Thanks to new clients, diverse projects and state-of-the-art camera gear, we've had a lot of opportunities over the past year to push the boundaries of architectural videography.
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The folks at Coopr Union asked us to create a "virtual tour" for their new building in the East Village. The LEED-Platinum Certified, nine-story building was designed by Thom Mayne, principal of Morphosis. It was a filmmaker's dream to explore all the unique angles, long beams and skylights. Plus, we took full advantage of some of our new gear, namely the 7-foot dolly and DJI Ronin 3-Axis gimbal.
It's that time of year again... spring cleaning! It's been a big year for Arbuckle Industries. New projects and clients, expanded services and gear. We went through the archives to pick out some cinematic gems to add to our main production reel. Here's a little background on what we've been up to.
Our first foray into the fashion world was a big success. We're very proud of our film promoting Dagne Dover's stylish handbags. Shot entirely in slow motion on a Sony FS7 with our DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal, the video has a fluid and modern feel very different from most of our other work.
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This was another project where the gimbal came into good use - a virtual tour. The new addition to Cooper Union is a beautiful, state-of-the-art, n...
Here at Arbuckle, we're all about investing in the best gear to continually increase the quality of the content for our clients. We now own a motorized 3-foot slider, a 7-foot dolly and a DJI Ronin 3-axis gimbal stabilizer. So many choices for steady shots! We're going to explain what each of them can do and what the best scenarios for each are. The demonstration video above shows examples of all three back to back.
This little powerhouse has had our backs for years. It can be operated manually by hand, or with a motor, which is essential for long timelapses! It's quick to set up, very smooth and gives our films that extra, dynamic push. The downside is it's length. Sometimes you want to keep filming and...