Use Your Tripod to Create Video That Looks Like You Used a Slider
Now that many of us are shooting with DSLR cameras that handle both photo and video we often find ourselves doing a bit of both. For example, while I specialize in shooting weddings it is nice to be able to capture a bit of video of my clients and use it in a slideshow such as those done in Animoto or Lightroom 5. While I would love to invest in a slider for the videos, it is just not in my budget and would not be used enough. This video tip by Fenchel & Janisch will show how to get similar shots to those done with a slider, using the tripod you already own.
While this tip might not be new news, it is a great reminder at how we can use gear that we already have to create the shots we need without spending extra money. This week I am photographing a wedding for some clients that asked if I would be able to grab a few video shots as well for them. While they know I don’t proclaim to be a videographer they are excited to know that they will have some video along with their photos to remember the day by. As I watched the video tip from Fenchel & Janisch it was great reminder for me on how to pull off some of the video portions at the wedding and create some sweeping shots even though I will not have a slider at my disposal.
Here is a video put together by Fenchel & Janisch showing an end product using the technique.
What simple tips do you use in your own work? Share your tips in the comments below.