I usually do non-narrative short films. This one is different! My wife, son and I love to go wilderness camping. Where you canoe in with a tent, food and all you need to a remote site. The last several years we have not found the time to go, however our son is getting older and soon won't be able to go with us, so we made sure to get away this summer.
It was a special trip and one that I felt needed some narration to explain how I was feeling about it all. Most of the music is by a friend of mine, Scott B. Adams from the CD "Listening to the Adirondacks". Check him out on iTunes!.....
Shana : HAPPYSHIVER
This Konvoa slider test video idea came to me instantly as I unwrapped it from the box. I always felt that house cats seemed to live a mostly slow-mo carefree lifestyle, and if captured on film such a video would not be complete without smooth tracking shots; this video is my depiction of that idea. Cats, milk, glidetrack, slow motion; it sounded like a fun improve test to me.
To create, I used my trusty Panasonic GH2 with a 1.8 35mm Nikor lens, which is ideal for a cinematic feel. I filmed all shots in 60 fps, and then slowed them down to 24fps using cinema tools. I must say, this Konova slider really delivers and does not disappoint. I cannot stop thinking of all the possibilities that this genius tool has added to my repertoire of film tricks ...
This is the out come of the timelapse i posted the other day. After multiple renders, several colour corrections, abit of sound thrown in and originally the wrong definition exported. This is my final piece for a college animation brief.I'mpretty happy with it for my first attempt at stop motion. I timelapsed the first nights worth of work, watch it here;
If you mount your slider onto a tripod and flip it vertically using a ball head or a fluid head, Or you can also usingwithout ball head. you can get vertical shots. Reveal something from the ground up or top to bottom. This is oneof important ways of using the slider because it can be dramatic shot depending on what you’re shooting.Inaddition, you can set up slider like a vertical line through 1/4 , 3/8 screw holes at both sides of sliders.If you using quick shoe makes you can save your time.
You can set up tripod or head at the bottom of slider rail.Combine the Konova Slider with a modular ball head or3/8"-5/8" adapter (not included) and those allow you to get push/pull, side slides, and even vertical shots. Any360 degree angle that your tripod will allow.
The height of two stands could be different and you can set up them just like a diagonal line. It's possible to bemoved even if the position is diagonal.
You don’t always have to slide right to left. Push your camera into the subject, pull away from the subject andpass object on the way. Get creative. Creating different perspectivesmakes some cinematography. The viewerlikes to see what they normally can’t from eye view.There are 1/4, 3/8 inch screw holes that can be set up with other accessories at bottom of slider. You can setup tripod at left side of slider like a horizontal line and move main block to right side.
For a secure set up on different surfaces, the legs are fitted with rubber feet. To allow uneven ground andstraighten the camera bracket with stable, each legs can be adjusted in height and degrees .
Unlike other similar products, you can also adjust every single slider legs in 16 angles. It allows sliders to beset up in anywhere. By the way , the legs are very light and very easy to equip.
The legs are very light and easy to set up. Also through two guide pins, the legs can be stably attach very well.
There are two ways to adjust friction in our slider. First option to adjust friction is loosening and tightening thered knob. The tension can be adjusted instantly. We designed that the spring is putted in the end of knob. Itavoids the knob touching rail too excessively.
Second option to adjust friction is use hex wrench that we provided. If you want to adjust tension more precisely you should use wrench to do that. More detail instruction can be found on our web site (www.konova.co.kr). Also you can check “Set up guide ” that packaged with slider together.
We put heat treatment concentrically on the abrasive part and precisely grind it to make its surface roughnessto 1.5mm. This process is critical technology (it called “Super-finishing”, There`s four steps for precisely grinding)on slider. When we put heat treatment with Super-Finishing the shaft appearance looks like mirror. Not onlysplendid look but also decrease surface roughness. (The surface roughness figure : lower is better.)
In addition, double row angular contact bearings in K2 slider makes complete rolling motion. It makes quietoperation with smooth. Those whole process makes sliders are much better quality.
We provide ruler sticker that packed with slider together. The sticker makes shoot like it hasmeasured the distance down to the centimeter. If you want to make a precise shoot, rulersticker is the one of good choices. In case of slider 120cm, we put 2 stickers in package. Just cut appropriate length to adjustsize you need. In the future, we will provide ruler sticker for inch and slider 120cm .
The shaft straightly inserted in the rail is made of high carbon bearing steel and enhanced surfacehardness to HrC60 by high frequency treatment. (The hardness figure is higher is better.)We`ve enhanced surface hardness in every material in ourslider. (*Hardness of general stainless is Hrc40)
The slider can either be oriented close to the ground attached to the included legs, or in various combinations ontripods. For mounting on tripods you will find connecting threads at the bottom of the slider (right, center and left)For vertical movements, the slider can be mounted on a tripod.
To attach a tripod, you will find connecting threads at the head and the foot of the slider. All connection pointoffer one with a 1/4" and one with a 3/8" thread.
We provide free bag to carry your slider safely. It makes your equipment is easy to carry and going to anywhere.Can put it on one slider and feet with pouches.
Double row angular contact bearings which are over P5 grade allow running precision. (0.02mm in 6m without accumulation) In our sliders, If got any wobble from axial direction and radial-horizontal.
This model is available in 48 cm,60cm, 80cm, 1m, and 1m20cm sizes.You can choose your length option to fit your shooting condition.And you can use our sliders to make movies, wedding videos, advertisement, landscape shots very comfortably.
You can adding in more options. These upgradeable options are being designed to work with the existing K2 slider if you already have one. If you already have old version it called that “K3080” there`s notingto worry about. Because, if you purchase our “Upgrade Kit” makes your slider can adding all of our options.
The crank handle kit and motorized kit will be released soon.The crank handle kit is fit for all of K2 sliders (If you have K3080 you need to purchase with “UPGRADE KIT”).It can makes more professional cinematography.When you using this one you can shoot Accurately.
Video Head KB-0529H is simple video head that allow panning and tilting. Include bubble level for setup balance easily.
Video Head KB-0529H is professional fluid head also allow panning and tilting. It performed verysmoothly.
Ball head BWF-6665H has a reliable quick-change mechanism, which facilitates the change fromthe tripod into the hand. The Ball Head is equipped with a 1/4 inch camera connection as well as a1/4 and 3/8 inch tripod connection.
Qucik plate BKH-BB20 (Quick release) is one of important options when you using DSLR equipments.If you want to set up on tripod, stand quickly, that is what you need. You may decrease your set uptime with BKH-BB20.
Light stand BMK-L2600FP is professional tripod. It can extend to 9.5ft (1330mm) high. Even though,general tripod cant extend too high, This stand makes extremely high view shooting. It also fit toBMK- M11019 (stand adapter). makes more dramatic & cinematics video.
This ARTICULATING ARM BFV-8.3 for attach DSLR accessories (such as, monitors, led lights etc.).It has 3/8inches screw thread. There`s two option for the length. Those are 8.3” and 4.2”.
This useful stand adapter (BMK-M11019) is for slider set up diagonally, and makes your shootingenvironment be comfortably. Those allow you to get dramatic push/pull and side slides shots.
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