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Old May 26th, 2006, 07:22 AM   #1
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Lipstick / Pencam FX shot

hi y'all

i'm producing a short film called 'anyone for tennis' which is being shot this weekend. I'm building a camera rig for an FX shot.

We have a fork flying across the dining table & embedding itself in the butlers leg.

today I'm going to buy a little CCTV cam (thats what they call the little CCD cams here in the UK) and wire it to the composite video in/out on my XM2. (I'll power the cam too of course).

I'm then gonna attach the cam to the fork so we can see the prongs. the fork i'll attach to a stick so we can spin it in the air as we move it across the table.

I tried this once before attaching a cam to drumsticks & a guitar, it worked pretty well http://www.undeadarmy.org/videos/IdiomLifeline_big.wmv

i always appreciate other peoples opinions so just thought I'd post this & see if anyone has any comments.

thanks

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Old May 26th, 2006, 02:59 PM   #2
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out of curiosity, do you have a link to the tiny cam you're using (what it looks like, price etc.)?
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Old May 28th, 2006, 10:53 AM   #3
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I would love to see pics of that as well. We've been talking about trying to put a camera on the head of a ballet dancer to illustrate things like why she doesn't get dizzy doing 30 piroettes (sp?) in a row, and what she sees when she's doing a running leap into the arms of her partner. Naturally the smaller and less encumbered we can get it the better.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 06:01 AM   #4
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lipstick cam

look here

http://www.henrys.co.uk/cctv/covert.htm

its the top one. not included is battery pack which costs about 40. the cam then has to be connected to the analog in/out socket on the camera

mine worked very well - we used it to simulate a fly, a fork spinning in the air, and a tennis rack pov shot. a combination of Blu tak & gaffer tape was used
to mount it. the blu tak did all the sitcking while the gaffer tape was for safety


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