Vinny Minton Rocks A Canon 5D And Glidecam For "House"

March 2nd, 2011

Here is a killer BTS video of Vinny Minton rocking a Canon 5D on a Glidecam 2000 rig. He is a pro, so please don’t try this at home. It’s cool to hear that the Canon 5D cut seamlessly with the Arri Alexa footage. Here is a rip from the post.

The scene – I was there to track a girl skateboarding around a skate park. The when she finishes her run she gives her brother (who is in a wheel chair) a stroll up and down the ramps, when she suddenly lets go of the wheelchair and she ends up collapsing.

For the most part I shot everything with the glidecam 2000hd and a 16-35mm and used the cinevate core for some low angles of just the skateboard and feet. The advantage of shooting this particular scene with the 5d mark II is that it’s pretty much impossible to do it with their Arri film cameras they were using. The lightweight and size of the 5d allows mounting and flying the camera pretty much anywhere, although I was told that a few crewmembers had doubt. They thought there was no way the footage was going to come out well, because I was skating fast up and down the ramps. They thought footage was going to have the jello effect, although when combined with the glidecam, it’s just an incredible combo and pretty much takes away that issue when done correctly…

One thing I was really curious about was how the 5d would cut with their Arri cam but once I saw the episode I was amazed on how seamless the cameras cut together.

Source: Planet5D

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