Collective shot by multiple operators
When shooting Single Shot Cinema you will be able to shoot your shots by following your intuition. But most grip devices are only good for a limited amount of camera movements. There for you have to plan your shots way ahead.
The Comodo Orbit enables you to follow your intuition when shooting because in essence you can make any shot you like, on the spot, the moment you think of it.
Recently I have improved Steady-wings in to the Comodo ORBIT. Tim Haskell, Bowens Limelight business development manager and videography/broadcast specialist says: “This new rig has been painstakingly developed to suit the “SSC” shooting technique pioneered by Leonard Retel Helmrich. Whereas other camera supports are designed for relatively short-term, single-handed operation, or designed to be body worn by the operator, this new rig is specifically engineered for two-handed operation. Leonard’s SSC’ style allows long and uninterrupted takes to be filmed from multiple positions by allowing full movement freedom to different camera viewpoint positions. Unlike any other camera stabilization system the patented twin-grip arrangement we have developed allows operators to pass the camera and rig from one user to another during filming for extended multi-point takes – giving viewers a unique perspective. It’s radical and unlike any other shooting style. The Omni Rig’s two-handed operation creates less operator fatigue than comparable single-handed support systems, allowing longer takes to be filmed before the user needs to rest”. Using the wide-set, multifunctional handles, the camera can be easily and safely moved from one cameraman to another, and folds up to accommodate filming in or through small spaces.
Inspiring people about the art of filming
Some quotes to think about
I would like to call this new age of cinema the age of camera-stylo (camera-pen)[…] to become a means of writing just as flexible and subtle as written language.
The camera must be equally as ready to move as to remain still. […] The camera has a human quality it is a projection of hand and eye, almost a living part of the operator, instantly in tune with his awareness.
I wish I had a camera that can move freely in space.[...]
that at any moment can go anywhere, at any speed.
The play of pure movement […], vigorous and abundant. All this we shall be able to create when the camera has at last has been dematerialized”. Only with this essential instrument shall we be able to realize new possibilities. [...]The camera is the director's sketching pencil. It should be as mobile as possible to catch every passing mood.