Testing out the new rig

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  1. OnSet Images

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    Some may have already seen this as it's in the OCAU pool on Flickr but I thought I'd post it anyway.Recently got the parts together and fabricated a boom to make up an auto rig, consisting of the usual manfrotto bits (avenger f1000, super clamps and magic arm) as well as a 16ft long 50mm OD alu tube boom in 4x 4ft sections.

    This was my first attempt at a rig shot and thought it came out quiet well, shot on 7D + Tokina 11-16 with B+W ND110. I blended a couple of frames with a few flash pops up the side as it was in the shadows a little

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    And a before shot with the rig in frame
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    how do you find other drivers coming in the opposite direction, do they double take before slamming on the breaks...always wanted to try this :D

    looks pretty good, id be happy with that shot, now just replace the magna with a ferrari and your in business.
     
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    I had a couple of cars come past as we were shooting, they just went real slow with a look on their face like WTF are they doing?

    And yep definately need some nice cars to shoot, over test shooting on my car.
     
  4. gavlewis

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    Nice looking setup! The car itself is nice and sharp in the shot, the rig must be quite stable.

    The only thing I would change is it would be good to see the shot a little more centered vertically as my attention is drawn to the road as there is so much of it.
     
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    I like it.

    Unfortunately, the 'before' shot showed me where I should be looking for cloning, and now I can see some traces. Still, nice work, and probably better than I'll ever achieve on a car shot.
     
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    Thanks mate, yep the rig is pretty stable the cable helps alot too. I did try a couple of crops but kinda preferred this but I see where your coming from.

    Yeah I could have achieved a cleaner result I'm sure but I was just keen to finish my first rig shot, will take more time removing the rig in future. Even with this removal I think without the before shot most people wouldn't notice.
     
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    What exactly is your pole made out of? Struggling to find something collapsible...
     
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    I think you'll find it's Aluminum bolted together using a sleeving system. Very similar to mine actually, mine is outside sleeved though. Managed to find a piece of steel whose inside diameter is 0.5mm more than my 4ft sections outside diameter. Cheerin'!
     
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    Yep it's 50mm OD alu tube with machined couplers.

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    All easily found at bunnings/mitre 10? Shall be my mission in the holidays to make one up...
     
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    You'll probably need to go to a steel supplier, I bought a 6.5m length of 50mm x 1.6mm tube as well as a short length of thicker stuff to be turned down. Most of the fittings including the cable you'll get from bunnings.
     
  12. PrawnStar

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    The dark spot above the wheel arch is a bit distracting. You removed the rest of it.

    Other than that you've done well.

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