Shooting during demonstrations or riots - Page 2 at
DV Info Net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > Home, Away From Home

Home, Away From Home
Studio Space (Home) and Traveling Tips (Away From Home).

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 25th, 2008, 01:08 PM   #16
Regular Crew
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 162
Originally Posted by Claude Mangold View Post
... mattebox and followfocus, tripod ...
You know what a riot is, right? How do you expect to set up a tripod and use the followfocus during "moderate or heavy rioting"? ;-)
Stefan Immler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #17
Major Player
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Philippines
Posts: 253
Could this be used to shoot such a riot?

Just an idea :) Sit comfy in some lodge nearby and fly the damn thing remotely. Possible?
Lost signature, if you find it, please return it to me, thank you.
Mugurel Dragusin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 25th, 2008, 11:14 AM   #18
Inner Circle
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Belfast, UK
Posts: 6,139
Originally Posted by Stuart Campbell View Post
I'm afraid I disagree with you there Brian. I only work with very experienced sound recordists and I'm yet to work with one who'd suggest it was OK because he was 'experienced'. No matter how much experience you and your sound recordist have, or how good your ability to stay together, you will invariably get some berk who insists on going between you, or forces their way between you, not having seen the umbilical. Should you be in a situation where fighting is occurring people could end up pushed, shoved or even felled in between you. When the camera operator has his back to the sound man it's a pretty hard job to stop these such people ending up between you, especially when the experienced sound recordist has one hand holding a boom pole or mic!
It was done in the days of shooting high band U matic with the sound recordist carrying a heavy 3/4" VTR. Using a mixer with single system film sound or Betacam is a lot easier.

I wouldn't be too concerned about people being pushed or shoved around you, that's to be expected, it's when they start pulling knives on you that I tend to get worried.
Brian Drysdale is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY USA

Scan Computers Int. Ltd.
+44 0871-472-4747
Bolton, Lancashire UK

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > Home, Away From Home

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:39 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2021 The Digital Video Information Network