How To Capture Long Smooth Running-In-The-Meadow Scenes

Feb 2, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

How To Capture Long Smooth Running-In-The-Meadow Scenes

Feb 2, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Every movie that happens in a valley or a meadow has this shot – a bunch of small kids running in the grass with a small cute dog running along with epic piano music in the background. You know what I’m talking about…

One way to capture this kind of shot is to use a camera drone, but if you are shooting on a budget, a cable cam and a GoPro are  your best bet.

How To Capture Long Smooth Running-In-The-Meadow Scenes

Matt Hardy shared this great tips with us, on how to build and setup a DIY Cable Cam. It is just this kind of small fast rigs that you can set to run over a hundred meter shot.

The rig is made from a trapezoid Aluminum with 2 grooved scooter wheels, and it smoothly slides across 100 meters of 3mm Dyneema rope. (The rope has to have some downwards angle to pull on the rig, so you better know your nuts – Matt used a Double Bowline Knot and an Alpine Butterfly knot).

The nice thing is that the aluminum trapezoid folds flat when not in use.

Epic piano and running kids and dogs in 3,2,1…

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Udi Tirosh

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6 responses to “How To Capture Long Smooth Running-In-The-Meadow Scenes”

  1. Ricky Avatar
    Ricky

    Any places where I could get pre-grooved wheels? A similar one of these popped up in an older DIYP post, but I couldn’t get past the fact that you have to carve a groove in the wheels. I don’t have the tools, and I most likely don’t have the skills.

    1. Raven Youngblood Avatar
      Raven Youngblood

      old bike wheels will work, just remove the tires and tubes.

    2. Jayson Carey Avatar
      Jayson Carey

      You can either use V-groove track wheels ( http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-wheels/=qjd71h ) or some basic rope pulleys, which is what I would use ( http://www.mcmaster.com/#rope-pulleys/=qjd7jk )

      1. Ricky Avatar
        Ricky

        Thanks I’ll check it out!

  2. Chris Aldridge Avatar
    Chris Aldridge

    “Know your nuts”

    1. dave e. Avatar
      dave e.

      That’s knot funny!