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Old 08-30-2010, 09:37 PM
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Default Overhead Camera Angle's. Please help!

I'm trying to get an overhead view of my drumset with my camcorder. Does anyone know where I can look for something like this?
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:00 AM
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Default Re: Overhead Camera Angle's. Please help!

My friend Jerry Rig has experience with that.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:18 AM
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Default Re: Overhead Camera Angle's. Please help!

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My friend Jerry Rig has experience with that.
So your saying I need to improvise? There has to be some sort of mic stand that can be adjusted for an overhead angle. Are there any websites for this kind of stuff?
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:24 AM
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Default Re: Overhead Camera Angle's. Please help!

Have trusted person hold camera while standing on STABLE surface.My wife does it all the time.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:00 AM
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Default Re: Overhead Camera Angle's. Please help!

I've had good experience with the magnetic gorrilapod. Attaches to vents, or anything with metal (in addition to its flexibility and bendability)

http://joby.com/gorillapod/magnetic/
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:08 AM
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Default Re: Overhead Camera Angle's. Please help!

I used a large cymbal boom stand, and hung the camera from the extended boom arm by it's strap. It took a while to get is "just right" but it worked long enough to get one shot.

at about 2:58 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aol9EMMlTvk
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:09 AM
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I've had good experience with the magnetic gorrilapod. Attaches to vents, or anything with metal (in addition to its flexibility and bendability)

http://joby.com/gorillapod/magnetic/
Now that is cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:31 PM
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Mini Jibs or Jib arms work very well in siuations like these, but they're very expensive.

Dennis
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:45 PM
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Default Re: Overhead Camera Angle's. Please help!

Another idea, you could put the camera on a mini tripod on a shelf above the drum kit...although that may involve putting a shelf up in your practice room
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