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Old November 23rd, 2006, 03:51 PM   #1
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Merlin In Action

Just finished a martial arts promo clip.
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http://www.bujinkanadelaide.org.au/I.../Steadicam.wmv
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Old December 18th, 2006, 11:08 PM   #2
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Now also on Google: http://video.google.com.au/videoplay...32712&hl=en-AU
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Old December 18th, 2006, 11:30 PM   #3
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Nick, I thought it looked very good, well done.

What's the Merlin like on the wrist?
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Old December 18th, 2006, 11:35 PM   #4
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Thanks, the Merlin doesn't actually cause me pain anywhere, just general fatigue after a while.
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Old December 19th, 2006, 11:17 PM   #5
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Very good stuff Nick.

Found myself engrossed in the Ninjutsu and not the shots/shooting a few times there ... and that is the goal, well done! The shots flowed smoothly and naturally, and many of them harmonized with the action in the shot. This is some of the better Merlin footage I've seen.

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Old December 20th, 2006, 12:19 AM   #6
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Thanks Mikko.

Non of it was scripted and I was just shooting on the fly. I can perform better when I rehearse a shot - even if it's just in my head.
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Old December 20th, 2006, 12:22 AM   #7
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Very nice work Nick!
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Old March 31st, 2007, 05:44 AM   #8
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Getting ready to make a Merlin purchase, and was checking out this footage, very nice. As was mentioned, I was paying more attention to the subject matter, and not the shot, so that's awesome.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 06:03 PM   #9
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Nice merlin work but I gotta say that instructor stole the show. Each move ended in what was technically a "kill". I was too awesome to watch, he was cutting people's throats with their own knives! If this guy taught in Toronto, I'd fully go to his school, not because I wanna kill someone but because that just looks like too much fun.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 09:00 PM   #10
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You are absolutely right Evan, it certainly doesn't hurt having Ed Lomax, a 15th Dan Shihan as the focus of attention, and you are also right that it is so much fun!
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Old April 13th, 2007, 12:36 PM   #11
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will the Merlin hold an XL1s?
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Old April 13th, 2007, 12:39 PM   #12
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I think the Merlin only works with cameras up to 5lbs, and the XL1 might be too long too.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #13
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Length isn't really an issue with Steadicam (ok, it is in the absoloute extremes, you can always go too far with anything...) but weight is. And the XL series (XL1, XL1s, XL2, XL H1) are all far to heavy to operate on any handheld stabilizer.

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Old April 13th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #14
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Cool..... http://www.dvcreators.net/ninjutsu-s...lin-in-action/
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Old April 13th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #15
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so do you all think the GC4000 and the smooth shooter is a good combo for the XL1?

ill be using it for short film stuff btw
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