Robin Schmidt AKA El Skid hooked us up with the crazy double camera rig. The rig was designed to shoot The Super Massive Raver while he ran around downtown London wearing a bacon bikini. It looks like El Skid was able to get two great shots with one rig. Here is a rip from his blog. Check out the El Skid Blog here.
“The kind of stuff we’re shooting involves some pretty crazy stunts, like walking down a busy high street wearing a bacon bikini etc. etc. and we really don’t want to hang around too long. Having the two cameras going at the same time means we don’t need to stick around for any longer than we need to. He does a lot of talking to camera and there’s usually a lot of cross-cutting, plus he uses his hands a lot, so the plan has been to rig the 7D with the Tokina 11-16 to get all those cartoony hip hop style distorted hands and faces, and mount the 24-70L to the 5D for everything else. We have to be very mobile and the guy jumps around all over the place so focussing is an absolute nightmare. That wide shot gives us a safety net to jump back to if anything goes wrong. The wide shot is set to a reasonable aperture so it’s always in focus and then you just head to the gym and start working on building a very strong back!”