Timelapse 360 Degree Pan
Published : 21st September 2009
I am currently working on a project which requires a 360 degree timelapse pan to be shot over 24 hours in Sheffield, UK in September. Is there anyone with helpful advice for this shot and/or who may be able to help out around September 22/23rd? We will be shooting on Super 16 with an Aaton xtr+ but also need some type of electronic Moy head which will turn once over 24 hours (extremely slow!!!)
All help/comments would be much appreciated.
Esther Johnson MA RCA
+44 (0)7866 586 248
If you cannot find a suitable product, I have a friend who will build you a rig for that. He is specialist UK Based tech/modelmaker/engineer on big features (Bond, Star Wars etc). If you are unable to get a commercial product to do this, please contact me.
Esther Johson writes :
>> I am currently working on a project which requires a 360 degree timelapse pan to be shot over 24 >>hours in Sheffield, UK in September.
I have done something very similar a couple of times in the past. For one we motorised an Akeley gyro head. It worked very well. It wasn't 24 hours but sunrise to sunset. We used a large wind up clock mechanism to drive the Akeley.
A second time, we used a commercial turntable with an electric motor. If you go the turntable route, I suggest you get in touch with the British Turntable Company. The only info I have on them is that they're in Bolton, and they are extremely helpful and have lots of turntables.
Brian "Satisfied Owner" Heller
IA 600 DP
Hot gears with laptop software program is capable of doing this. Mo/sys which is made in the UK should be capable of doing this.
Steve Peterson LA 600 ac,
owner Cartoni Lambda with Hot Gears.