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What is best for your film? Sliders, Jibs, or Stabilizers?

By Anthony Thurston on August 19th 2013

What type of camera movement is best for your film? Is it more conducive to a running handheld shot? Maybe a slow slider pan, or maybe an advanced jib/crane shot? or how about a silky smooth running stabilizer shot!

These are the sorts of questions that you need to be asking yourself when you are working on a video project. To help illustrate this point I wanted to share this great video that I came across today from Dave over at Innovate Imageworks in which he talks about Jibs, Sliders, and Stabilizers and the various uses/strong points of each of them.

Probably my favorite quote form the video, which I have embedded below, was :

When you are shooting your movie choose the shot that is best for your story, don’t just try to get the coolest shot that you can.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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