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 Post subject: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:25 am 
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Hey boys and girls, this is one (of the many) reasons I haven't been active on this forum lately (though most of those reasons involve procrastination...).

I'm aiming at being a photographer, there's a few areas I want to get into but vehicles is one of them. So in between helping my mum with weddings and studio portraits I've been building a rig to attach to cars :D This certainly isn't the sort of thing that would be used a lot (at least once I stop playing around :P) but it's something that can get an extra dynamic that would otherwise be quite difficult.

So here's the latest test. I'm just pushing the car so it's not travelling very fast at all.
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Camera is a Nikon D300s with a Tokina 11-16 f2.8 lens

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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:23 am 
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AWESOME! would be cool to see a photo of the rig

im loving the halo.

:congrats:

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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:50 am 
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Nice man, those rigs are cool

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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:27 am 
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Heh cheers guys, I'll post up a pic of the rig either today or tomorrow, not much to it really. It is relatively hack so I don't know if I could get a fast burnout shot like that, but I'm soooo going to try :P

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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:18 pm 
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Goddamn, that Silvia shot looks wicked.

This kinda stuff is really interesting. Looking forward to updates, evoboy!

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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:43 pm 
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Here's another shot along with a pic of the rig (taken with my phone so excuse the averageness). I didn't get many shots because it was quite windy and also rather cold for that matter, but here's the best of them, also a slightly modded red channel black and white for Image's and Image's
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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:28 am 
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WOW!
I was expecting planks of wood and duct tape. that looks pretty pro man. nice work.

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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:52 am 
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Hahaha, I'm only hack most of the time :P Chur bra

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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:15 am 
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cool dude so did you photoshop the rig out or is that photo taken from another car?

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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:37 am 
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Yea it's photoshopped out. Here's a before and after:
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Or rather, after and before...

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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:52 pm 
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Cool man! Those suction cups? have to be preetty strong yeh??

I normally see rigs with the boom attached to the bottom of the car, would be easier to photoshop just the ground :smile:


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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:35 pm 
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Yea, suction cups. Apparently they have a 5kg weight rating each, but you can usually hang off them lol.

I've certainly seen a few different types, and yea it would be a lot easier to just photoshop the ground, but you either need really strong magnets (which means you also need an easy way of getting them off) or some way of bolting it to the chassis (which can mean it'd be done in a way clients wouldn't be too happy about). The ones that I've seen seem to be rather expensive, and I'm cheap... :P Though having said that, this rig all up probably cost around $500 so far.
The suction cups only leave a light rubber scuff mark that can be easily rubbed off with your finger.

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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:24 pm 
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Awesome work man. And here I was thinking that you were just procrastinating!

CS5 make it much easier to get rid of that rig in post?

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I was expecting planks of wood and duct tape. that looks pretty pro man. nice work.

You and me both man. I was thinking Evo had some serious stones putting his fairly expensive camera in the hands of some plywood, nails and tape.

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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:28 pm 
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Haha yea, as I said, I'm only hack when it counts... or something.

But yea, CS5 did certainly help a bit, the content awareness isn't the be all and end all, it's just another tool, but it usually gets you there a fair bit faster though.

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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle Rig
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:28 am 
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I made a couple small modifications to my rig today, so I went and gave it a test in an alleyway :D

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Edit: updated number plate (larf.)

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