3 RŌV Slider Techniques

3 RŌV Slider Techniques


Technique 1: Incline or Decline Reveal Shots

An incline reveal shot is a great way to change your focus from the foreground to the background. Its also a great way to create a jib type movement in your shots. To make things a little more dynamic in your sliding shots, try pulling focus. When you can change your focus from your foreground to the background, it gives the viewer more attention to what you want to reveal. 

In contrast to an incline shot, a decline reveal shot can reveal your foreground as opposed to your background. Both are clever ways to get the most of your slider. 

Technique 2: Push-in

The second technique is a push-in shot. We wanted to mention this because it can be used in many different scenarios. It can often be used to establish a location or scene by bringing the audience in closer to the action in front of the camera.

Another technique is using the slider as a stable and precise way to obtain macro or detail shots. When you can achieve an exact type of movement that is repeatable, it allows you to compose a shot and even introduce dynamic focus pulling into your shot. Push-in shots can help establish scenes and even achieve really dynamic macro shots.

Technique 3: Time-Lapse

Our 3rd and final technique is time-lapsing. This is the easiest way to visually represent the passing of time from one point to the other. All you need is a shutter release cable for your specific camera and the ROV motion app and you can begin time-lapsing. In this example, we wanted to show the assembly process of a Rhino Motion controller, Arc, and a Rhino Slider Evo.