Nothing says, “I’m here for you” like extending an unopened water bottle to a fellow crew member. The only problem is, when moving around large sets or on location, these water bottles can often get left behind. In comes the bottle buddy to save the day…
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Shooting exteriors in bright sunlight, or in a brightly lit set, can make it difficult to see viewing systems on any camera. This is especially true on the DSLR form factor where the LCD screen is comparably tiny to dedicated film or video cameras. That’s where the hoodman comes in.
Unfortunately, you may be in a situation on a low/no-budget film where production won’t rent a follow focus or you’re a one-man-band filmmaker who can’t afford one. Luckily there are some easy techniques to rig up a follow focus on the cheap, most for under $10.00.
A hoodman, a cover that provides shade over a screen, is necessary on the brightest of days to see a monitor. While many production monitors come with them, they’re harder to find for small camera monitors such as the RED LCD. Luckily, with a bit of gaff tape and cardboard a hoodman can be whipped up quick enough and be portable enough to save for other occasions.
There are various types of ground marks that one can lay, such as sandbags, but they are often expensive and heavy. When you are traveling, weight can cost you money. So here’s a simple, cheap, do-it-yourself solution.