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    Hey I am an independet filmmaker from Germany and I try to get together my equipment. I am facing a decision. Should I buy a Rig or a Stabilizer. What is best for long takes? does your arm get tired using a stabilizer? What are the differences in camera positioning? Are there pros and cons? Feel fre to awnser one of these questions. Im excited to hear from You

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    Thanks for joining!

    It all depends on what you want to shoot and how you want to shoot it :)

    If you want a steadycam shot, then you need a steadycam.

    Here are the differences in the shots, take a look.




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    Thanks for the quick answer. I've seen this video. So do you have any experience with those tools? Any details for these tools?


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    Well it depends on what details, I could list out about 1,000 pages :) of details but its really what you want to know specifically.

    It comes down to one thing, The style of the shot you want.


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    Okay, I don't definitely know my style since its my first movie. I guess I don't want to do lots of camera chasings. My main concern is: Is it hard to hold the stabilizer throughout the day? In a way that you can't get any stabilized shots after lets say 3-5 hours?


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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleLegendFilms View Post
    Okay, I don't definitely know my style since its my first movie. I guess I don't want to do lots of camera chasings. My main concern is: Is it hard to hold the stabilizer throughout the day? In a way that you can't get any stabilized shots after lets say 3-5 hours?
    Some stabilizers, both mechanical and motorized, get heavy and tough to hold after a while. The lighter your camera, the lighter the stabilizer you can get away with using. What camera will you be shooting on?

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    Greetings, Leon!

    Even if you're shooting with an iPhone (or similarly equipped mobile device), a worthy stabilizer rig is going to become quite heavy after handholding for a few minutes time.

    You may want to do a bit more investigation to find a unit for your camera that works with a chest or shoulder mounted body pod. This will distribute the weight of the camera rig more evenly. Some models are also available for rental from many indie-friendly suppliers if you want to test before buying. Hope this helps!


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    I am going to shoot on a canon eos 77d


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Sorenson View Post
    Greetings, Leon!

    Even if you're shooting with an iPhone (or similarly equipped mobile device), a worthy stabilizer rig is going to become quite heavy after handholding for a few minutes time.

    You may want to do a bit more investigation to find a unit for your camera that works with a chest or shoulder mounted body pod. This will distribute the weight of the camera rig more evenly. Some models are also available for rental from many indie-friendly suppliers if you want to test before buying. Hope this helps!
    Thanks for your time and this advice


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