Fashion Shoot - camera position, lighting and equipment protection

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Powell, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Powell

    Powell Guest

    I'm considering shooting a fall fashion show for
    TV. Using only one camera what is the best
    position to place the camera in relationship to the
    runway. Looked in my library and I don't see any
    technique references for camera setup.

    This is a crowded event how do you prevent
    people from knocking over lights? Do most DJ
    mixing boards have the line level (voltage/impedance)
    XLR output capability to deliver a direct signal to a
    XH-A1camera, I'm assuming yes, but is their any
    caveats?

    With all the movement from the talent and the
    pulsing of runway lights with color changes, should
    the camera's auto focus be turned off. I'm
    assuming the zebra screen display will not help
    either, regarding lighting hot spots. I'm concerned
    about potential osculating color depth and
    image saturation issues.
     
    Powell, Oct 15, 2008
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  2. Powell

    Bill Fright Guest


    I don't mean to be offensive but your questions lead me to believe you
    should hire this out. Consult with a video production company in your
    area and be prepared to get your wallet out.

    good luck

    bill
     
    Bill Fright, Oct 16, 2008
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  3. Powell

    Powell Guest

    The question is obviously out-of-your-depth, sugar-pants. :)
     
    Powell, Oct 17, 2008
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  4. Powell

    ushere Guest

    and mine too.... you've obviously bitten off more than you can chew. but
    don't let that stop you from enjoying the affair.
     
    ushere, Oct 17, 2008
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  5. Powell

    Powell Guest

    "ushere" wrote
    How would you know, not having any empirical
    experiences in the subject matter? This is just
    another indication of the decline in professionals
    participating in USEnet.
     
    Powell, Oct 17, 2008
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  6. Powell

    Larry in AZ Guest

    As I remember, your question(s) about this involved every aspect of capturing
    the event on video, from camera placement to sound acquisition.

    That pretty much satisfies the requirements for "bitten off more than one can
    chew".
     
    Larry in AZ, Oct 17, 2008
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  7. Powell

    Powell Guest

    "Larry in AZ"wrote
    Hehehe... oh brother. If I ask intelligent questions
    you can't respond to I'm talking over your head...
    peroid. Over on r.a.p. the audio question is being
    addressed. Unfortunately only dead air on r.v.p.
    concerning video matters.
     
    Powell, Oct 17, 2008
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  8. Powell

    Larry in AZ Guest

    The thing you never asked, pal, was an intelligent question. You pretty
    much asked how to do everything but put tape into the camera. You're
    begging for a quick education because you've taken on something you have
    no idea how to do and need some rescuing.

    Don't quit your day job. Now, run along...
     
    Larry in AZ, Oct 18, 2008
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  9. Powell

    Bill Fright Guest


    You're reply to both myself and ushere prove the exact point you accuse
    us of.
    The funny thing is is that we are the professionals! You had five
    questions that made me laugh. My favorites were auto focus and the light
    stand.

    Have fun in "TV" but I suggest you consider fast food for your career!
     
    Bill Fright, Oct 19, 2008
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  10. Powell

    Bill Fright Guest


    If that! I think my initial answer was polite and good advice. It
    bothered me that he insulted others afterwards.

    Hope all is well Bob!

    bill
     
    Bill Fright, Oct 19, 2008
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  11. Powell

    Bob Ford Guest

    Your advice was dead on! I suspect it bruised his poor little ego.

    I was going to try to help him out even after his nasty reply to you
    but when he went on, I decided to keep my empirical knowledge of the
    subject to myself :-^)
    Yep, all is well for now. Will be even better when I finally retire in
    March of 2009.
    Bob Ford
    Images In Motion
    www.imagesinmotion.com
     
    Bob Ford, Oct 20, 2008
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    Skeeter Guest

    What a lame bunch or turds and shitty answers.
    People like you guys ruin a discussion.

    The guy didn'a ask if you thought he was qualified or should seek help. He just
    wanted a suggestion on camera placement. All you profession wannabees blast him
    instead of a valid discussion

    What a bunch or cunts!
     
    Skeeter, Oct 20, 2008
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  13. Powell

    Mike Kujbida Guest


    Looks like your spell and grammar checkers don't work either :)

    BTW, he asked for help not only on on the best position to place the
    camera in relationship to the runway but also how to prevent
    people from knocking over lights, line level (voltage/impedance) XLR
    output capability from a DJ mixing boards to deliver a direct signal to
    a XH-A1 camera and should the camera's auto focus be turned off.
    In other words, it's an event he's never done before and wants us to
    solve all his problems for him.
    The posters who did reply (myself included) have a long history of
    helping people who don't get bent out of shape and start cursing us from
    their very first reply.

    Incidentally, I don't see you offering any suggestions.

    Mike
     
    Mike Kujbida, Oct 20, 2008
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    Bob Ford Guest

    That's because he is a **** :)
    Bob Ford
    Images In Motion
    www.imagesinmotion.com
     
    Bob Ford, Oct 20, 2008
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    ushere Guest

    that's what you think!!! i retired almost 10 years ago, and i've never
    been in such demand. the joy of course is i can now pick and choose, and
    i don't have to do anything anyway!

    leslie
     
    ushere, Oct 20, 2008
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  16. Powell

    ushere Guest

    you'll go a long way in this business with that attitude.
     
    ushere, Oct 20, 2008
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  17. Powell

    Bill Fright Guest


    Wait a second! We're allowed to retire from this business? Nobody hipped
    me to that dude!

    Good on you!

    Bill
     
    Bill Fright, Oct 20, 2008
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  18. Powell

    Powell Guest

    How wonderful, another book burning business
    pretending to be a "free and open discourse."
    European history 1933, Brown Shirts burn books.

    Are you the sole owner of this business or an
    employee, may I ask?
     
    Powell, Oct 20, 2008
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    David McCall Guest

    It is impossible to say without seeing the room.
    Where will they let you setup?
    Are there any windows you need to avoid?
    So many questions so few answers.
    We would usually rig the lights overhead in a public place like this.
    The usual thing for keeping stands upright is to put a couple sand bags on
    the base.
    Cables can be taped down and/or covered with mats.
    You would have to check with the DJ to see what he has
    and what he is willing to share with you.
    Probably no XLR line out, but there may be a TRS line out.
    However he may already be using it to feed his amplifiers.
    That depends on your skills. If you can do a better job at
    tracking focus than the camera's auto focus, then by all
    means do your own focusing. Otherwise use autofocus.
    Wrong assumption.
    And so you should be.
    That is something you will have to work out with the person
    designing the lighting.

    David
     
    David McCall, Oct 20, 2008
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  20. Powell

    David McCall Guest

    Why did you change the subject to book burning?

    How many owners do you think such a company should have?

    How many owners does your company have or do you just work there?

    David
     
    David McCall, Oct 20, 2008
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