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Old June 18th, 2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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Question about motion and GG

I'm trying to take some sample footage using my cat as a subject. I am having trouble with her keeping still for me. When I move toward her, she gets up and walks over to be petted.

I have tried moving between two points, which was good for learning but not useful. I then tried moving toward her in a circular motion. Much better, but not perfect. Has anyone tried an elliptical motion? What were your results?

I am using 55mm/F1.2.










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Old June 18th, 2005, 02:04 PM   #2
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Personally I've been working on the static method. I found a dead racoon near my garbage can and had a taxidermist stuff it. I'm getting good results but I'm having some problems with the stipes towards the tail end. Hopefully, I'll be able to move up to a higher quality cat model soon.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 02:08 PM   #3
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Oscillate the cat? Dan done this.
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Old June 20th, 2005, 02:38 PM   #4
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I am having trouble with her keeping still for me. When I move toward her, she gets up and walks over to be petted.;)
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Old June 20th, 2005, 02:52 PM   #5
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Oscillate the cat? Dan done this.
Does Dan spins them by tail? How long does adapter battery last?

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Old June 20th, 2005, 03:30 PM   #6
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I suggest mounting the cat in black PVC tubing secured with Duct Tape. Either that or get really creative...

www.bonsaikitten.com/bnw.html
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Old June 20th, 2005, 04:00 PM   #7
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Steev..that link is just too funny. I think that just about kills this thread because I don't think anyone can top that.

All I can say is...do you have any framegrabs fromyour bonsaikitten....and is there a way to make the kitten right side up without a prism? (cat's always land on their feet I don't know why this is so hard...maybe we should just drop the kittie adaptor and it will correct itself)
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Old June 20th, 2005, 04:09 PM   #8
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Looks like Dan's adapter. Kitten must be shaking lot when he hooks up battery. Dan said if you take adapter apart, it will kill you. Now I understand why.

Dan, is that optical glass bottle?

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Old June 20th, 2005, 05:44 PM   #9
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Guys, I have started a new thread specifically dealing with the current situation:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=46514
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