View Full Version : cool follow focus concept


brianluce
08-27-2011, 10:32 PM
Love it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDgrdg8kh5w&feature=player_profilepage

chilipie
08-28-2011, 03:10 AM
Interesting idea, but it looks like a pain in the arse to use. I can sort of see his point about focus pullers and line of sight, but the best position to stand is slightly to the side of and behind the lens. This forms a triangle between the focus puller, camera and subject, which gives you much better perception of how the subject is moving than if you were directly behind the camera.

DirtyPicturesTV
08-28-2011, 05:12 AM
How is it a pain to use? It's so marvelously low-tech, that it's foolproof.

I like it.

CamVader
08-28-2011, 05:22 AM
Not bad for hand held by the demo, but is he using the LCD on the back of the camera? That would be interesting on a sunny day.

PaulGriffith
08-28-2011, 06:27 AM
Interesting for sure, but it looks like it's only good for an operator only setup and a shoulder one at that. Seems harder to implement tripod mounted or with any other peripherals like an LCD. Also sort of uncomfortable.

David.rhsc
08-30-2011, 11:14 AM
Interesting idea for someone who's willing to hunt for focus in the middle of a shot. Good luck marking that device and hitting them during a pull without buzzing the subject though.

Having said that, I imagine anyone who practices enough with it can make it work.