At Rhino, the details matter. In our latest short film we use the Rhino slider and Arc II, paired with the Laowa 24mm probe lens to focus on three individuals whose crafts rely on precision and detail. We pushed this setup to its limits and we were pretty happy with the results.
It’s easy to say we’ve never used anything like this lens. In some ways, you have to rethink how film. Check out what we learned in the video below:
In the film we focused on three individuals whose crafts focus on fine detail. We were then able to push into those details using Rhino slider and Arc II. This is where we began to have our first “ah-ha's” with the lens:
In order to further enhance the effects of this lens, we contrasted the tight macro shots with an extreme wide lens, the Laowa 12mm T 2.9 Zero-D. This helped to show an overview of the creator’s worlds and then dive into the extremes of their crafts.
This was a fun experiment and we’re proud of the performance of all the gear. As unforgiving as a 2x macro lens can be—especially one that extends nearly 18” from the lens mount—Arc II held the moves steady and smooth. None of these moves were slowed down or used any form of post stabilization, which sped up the post editing process.
What would you shoot with this lens/motion combo? Let us know in the comments below.
Steven works for an in-house marketing team managing a large pipeline of weekly video content. In his off hours, he continues to apply his skills doing digital photography compositions of his high fidelity models.
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