Keep Your Slider Out of Frame
In this week's episode of Move with Rhino, we wanted to show you guys some solutions to a common problem people face when using sliders - keeping the slider out of the push in shot. Push in shots are great to create a dramatic scene that builds up tension or suspense. But pulling off this move with a longer 42" slider may be difficult. Watch the video below to learn a few tips on how to keep the slider out of your frame.
1. Move Camera to the Side
A great way to keep the slider out of the shot when pushing in, is to move the camera to the side (right or left) and slide at an angle. This way, you can still get the slide you want without having to change your shot drastically. However, keep in mind that you will have to compensate for the angle so make sure you frame up your subject accordingly.
2. Angle the Slider Downwards
This is probably the most common method we use here at Rhino. We like to angle the slider slightly downwards and level the camera with a ball-head. This allows us to get a leveled slide going straight with little to no difference when pushing in. It also gives the shot a slight dolly type movement.
3. Use a Longer Focal Length
Another common solution is to use a longer focal length. Since the shot is more zoomed in, it allows for the slider to be out of frame without having to angle or move the camera to the side. This is a great method when shooting people or subjects that are closer up. We like to use either a 50mm or 85mm when using this method.
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