A fun competition. Manual focus is easy with mostly steady hands, but my leg muscles are really tight leaning over the camera, and some times stretching over the edge of things.
Enjoyable to see the results.
Camera was a Nikon
Lens was 18-105mm (repaired after almost catastrophic breakage)
No DIY setups for the focus moves. Just steady hands, a very concentrated face, the occasional insect attack (hence the small bumps in the video)
No rail slides, sadly mine is about 80% complete, almost there. Found a few great locations for it when its ready though.
No special software, just basic Vdub. Would have like a bit more control over the post-production video. Oh well, another time.
Added a couple of bts shots. The upside down was really the most comfortable position, had to stay awake.
Can completely see the handy use of the Chronos follow focus setup. Setup, Set, Relax (or in my case - step back out of the area your not really supposed to be standing using a tripod or are those africanised fire ants?)
Everyone's videos are looking great, seems we all had fun.
Lots of fun trying to get some nice shifts though. Thanks Chris for the challenge, have managed to learn a new skill
Here's my entry (hopefully it will be here shortly, its been in queue with Vimeo for a couple of hours now, hoping it makes it):
(Uploaded the wrong video first time, all that waiting time grrrrr. Think Vimeo limits 1 HD a week now as well, so hopefully standard looks good.)