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chumponthis

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Where do you aim your fisheye when filming lines?
« on: April 14, 2022, 06:31:43 PM »
Hey pals,

Wondering when filming fisheye, where do yall point at?

I've been filming with a vx1000/mk1 and have been aiming for the knees when filming lines, obviously pointed up.

I tried to go lower, and aim for the shoes, but I find it distorts the view and flow of the line a little too much.


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Re: Where do you aim your fisheye when filming lines?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2022, 08:14:17 PM »
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Re: Where do you aim your fisheye when filming lines?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2022, 08:35:16 PM »
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Re: Where do you aim your fisheye when filming lines?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2022, 04:15:03 PM »
A buddy once taught me that if they swerve real close to you , you have to point down a fraction to keep the board in. Canít always be pointing up , I prefer the occasional head chop to missing board or wheels . Takes time to get familiar with your fisheye

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Re: Where do you aim your fisheye when filming lines?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2022, 05:41:08 PM »
A buddy once taught me that if they swerve real close to you, you have to point down a fraction to keep the board in. Canít always be pointing up, I prefer the occasional head chop to missing board or wheels. Takes time to get familiar with your fisheye

I agree with this, but where is your camera placed relative to the skater?
closer to the knee or the shoe? that makes a huge difference if they swerve into you.

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Re: Where do you aim your fisheye when filming lines?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2022, 08:00:12 PM »
It really is just a matter of putting in the hours.

I'm sure the best filmers can see what the angle or shot will look like before even putting a viewfinder to their eye. 

I know it took me a while to get it to where the camera was like an extension of my arm and my vision, and placing myself and the camera in relation to what I was trying to capture was intuitive.
I take everything I said back. The board hit me in the nuts for the first time ever today, because i was wearing these shits.