Monthly Archives: October 2013

First Shots Using the New Puppet

Two of the shots with the new puppet required a camera position that was not possible to achieve with my tripod. The goal was to get the camera up very high above the set to see the ground from the perspective of the creatures in the nest.

A still image from the opening scene in Seed in the Sand.

A still image from the opening scene in Seed in the Sand.

To get the required angle, I made a camera rig using the center portion of my tripod attached to a c-stand.

The center portion of the tripod has been separated from the legs and attached to a c-stand.

The center portion of the tripod has been separated from the legs and attached to a c-stand.

Here is the entire set-up. See the camera high above the set angled downward.

Here is the entire set-up. See the camera high above the set angled downward. My computer had to rest directly on the set due to the limited length of the cables connecting it to the camera.

Looking up from the ground level you can see the camera up there behind the branches and the computer on the set.

At ground level you can see the camera up there behind the branches and the computer on the set.