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Old August 11th, 2006, 05:12 PM   #1
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Used a Steadicam Merlin for wedding

I haven't seen any wedding footage using the Merlin yet so I thought I'd post one.

My cousin got married recently and asked me to film them and make a video, since they know this is more of a hobby of mine and not a business. So I whipped out some cameras (thanks to Denise & Noah!) and my Merlin and made a highlight video for them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpTxf5dAPPc

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Old August 11th, 2006, 05:59 PM   #2
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Hey Armin,

Nice job! You should consider wedding shoots for profit. If this was your first wedding shoot.....very nice job.

Cheers
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Old August 11th, 2006, 08:09 PM   #3
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Hey Armin,
Great job filming, smooth fluid motions. This video really has me looking into a steadicam device for filming events. Thanks for sharing.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 10:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for the kind words! It was a lot of work, but I enjoyed the creative process. I'm happy keeping it a hobby for now, but will consider filming these events for pay on a case-by-case basis.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 11:38 PM   #5
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Nice video. You used the merlin well. What camera was flying on the merlin?
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Old August 12th, 2006, 09:15 AM   #6
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He was using the TRV900 on the Merlin, the other two cameras were my FX1 and his VX1000
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Old August 12th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #7
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wow

I really liked how this came out... I was holding off on the merlin as it does take some practicing, but as an added bonus I'd get it. It was this or the poor man's steadicam.

I think the Merlin looks a lot more professional to a bunch of clients.
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Old August 13th, 2006, 09:48 AM   #8
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I really liked how this came out... I was holding off on the merlin as it does take some practicing, but as an added bonus I'd get it. It was this or the poor man's steadicam.

I think the Merlin looks a lot more professional to a bunch of clients.
I love the Merlin, it's a great tool and works well. It does take some time to balance, and then trimming it regularly. It also does look great and is low-profile enough to be unobtrusive. Several people at the wedding were impressed by how it looks and "flies". Good luck!
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Old August 16th, 2006, 10:35 AM   #9
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Thanks for the demo. Man, can that photographer get ANY closer (1:36) as the father gave the daughter away?!
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Old August 26th, 2006, 05:32 PM   #10
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Hello Armin,

is it still possilble to see the video? I would love to see your work, & the merlin in action (considering getting one myself)!

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Old August 26th, 2006, 08:37 PM   #11
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Sure Michael....

.... here's the new link.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...04541649&hl=en
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Old August 26th, 2006, 08:39 PM   #12
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Thanks for the demo. Man, can that photographer get ANY closer (1:36) as the father gave the daughter away?!
LOL! That's what my wife said (she took that shot)! :)
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