A few weeks ago when we were all out shooting the Calagui brothers bimmers, we were hanging out near the bow river and JC’s homie, Ryan Venzon came to chill as we were nearing the end of the shoot. This was the first time I met Ryan but JC had mentioned that he had a rig and I’ve been wanting to build one for a LOOONGGG time but never got around to it because frankly, I was just too lazy. I asked if we could try it out quick to see it in action and Ryan agreed.
Attached it to my car and tried it out. He took a few shots and it’s an interesting process in person. I know the mechanics and theory behind it… slow shutter, 3km/h rolls, steady hands and constant shots. Much more difficult than it looks because the shutter is on for way longer than a second and usually any shot taken longer than a second by hand is blurry. Usually. Now add a rolling car, bumpy roads and everything else and you better hope you get a clear shot of the car when you get home and load them onto your computer haha.
Ryan also let me mock my camera up to the rig and try it out but it was hella bright and sunny out that day. It’s hard to tell from the pics – if anything it looks overcast and cloudy but it was hot. I didn’t get a single shot that turned out because I didn’t have any filters to help out. Anyways take a look…
Attaching to the hood.
Adjusting and making sure all is good.
I’m surprised at the result that Ryan was able to get. Nicely done except for the rash on the bottom of my lip lol. Shout out to Ryan for the shot! Peep his facebook link in that pic.
I am used to taking rolling shots at 60km/h+ and outside of another car so I like the car to be further out in the frame rather than cropped tightly. I bet if we hooked up a wide angle, a longer pole and better conditions, you could get pretty creative with the shots.