21.7.09

Ant Filming Preparations - Or How To Turn Pants Into Camera-Stabilising Systems


Sometimes the best solutions to filming problems are lo-tech.

Many pairs of trousers returned from Botswana in a grave state of repair. They have now been transformed into glamorous shorts with additional handy bean bags - to use as ballast and to stabiise the camera, this makes filming little things, low on the ground easier.

4 comments:

deborah said...

oh, yes, has the crew filmed in the southern U.S. before?
i would make suggestions for preps but all would be SO minor compared to Africa - the different rattlesnakes, the cottonmouths, the malaria mosquitos, the unassuming Barbeque joints....
i DO suggest NOT drinking the water (i am not kidding), having hand wipes for back up and stopping at any churches offering an all-you-can-eat-fish-fry.
heavy applications of quinine in the form of g&t's are acceptable in most parts of the southern U.S.. however in texas liberal applications of beer, whiskey (spelled with an 'e') and barbeque and some fine mex-tex spicy food will cure or kill the crew.
gosh, i wish we were more accessible! a very very long way from the gulf coast to mid-kansas!

xl said...

Excellent re-purposing!


PS: I bet Bear Grylls would not have thought of that!

Madame DeFarge said...

Are these the burnt ones perchance?

ammonite said...

Deb - we'll make sure the crew eats plenty of Tex-Mex with their whiskey.

xl - We call him Bear Girls - the pussy.

Mme D - No these are one of the many torn-at-the-knee pairs