I have been given the role of videographer during my upcoming expedition to Nepal. I shall also be taking photographs. This means that I have to consider two major challenges:
- how to juggle a video camera and camera with a relatively large lens
- how to take stable video images from the back of a moving elephant
Juggling multiple cameras
I have done some research on how to juggle two cameras and have found several suggestions including various options for dual straps:
Any advice on which would be better for use onboard an elephant would be greatly appreciated.
While there are several software options for stabilizing video after the fact (see above), I would like to make sure that my shots are as stable as possible from the outset.
According to 3 Tips for Shooting Stable Video: By Jonny Rowen of Camtrol I will need to consider a balanced camera mount, how to avoid ‘shooter fatigue’, and some form of camera stabilizer. However, this advice is rather non-specific! Bradly Steenkamp’s ‘Going Steady’ on the other hand offers three technical solutions across a reasonable price range:
I’m leaning towards the Gorillapod as the most flexible option but would appreciate any advice from experienced videographers.
How do you get better video from the back of an elephant?