Archive for July 2011

There’s A Camera In Here Somewhere…

There’s A Camera In Here Somewhere…

We’re often asked if we can mount a prompter to whatever camera is new and popular. And the answer is yes, we can build a prompter on almost anything.

And this photo proves the point. It’s a throwback to the days when my video production colleagues were first learning how to shoot high-end video projects on DSLR cameras.

In this case, we have a Canon 5D bolted to a power frame, and buried under a monitor, sound gear, and various cables. And it’s paired up with one of our 15″ high bright prompters. (You don’t have to be outside to use a high bright monitor.)

As the camera assistant and I built this on the fluid head, we ran into a problem. Even with the Sachtler wedge plate locked in place, we could wiggle the whole rig. It was loose inside the receptacle.

Our camera and prompter package wasn’t going to pop off the Satchler, but we knew it would displease our director of photography.

Thanks to the excellent resources at MPS Studios (where we were shooting), we were able to quickly swap it out for a better fitting plate.


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