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I know what you’re thinking…
How are there six ways to use a gimbal, let alone creative ways to use one?
Though you and I might not have the innovative thinking to figure such things out, our friends at COOPH sure do.
In the video above, the COOPH team flexes their creative muscles and shows off some truly interesting ways to use a plain, old gimbal.
Their very first suggestion is out there, but as you’ll see in the footage above, it works incredibly well.
They suggest attaching a tripod plate to the base of the gimbal, tying rope around it, and creating a length of rope with a loop on the other end to act as a handle.
Then, start filming your sequence on one floor, then lower the rig to the lower level via the rope. As the camera is lowered, another camera operator grabs the rope and continues shooting for a seamless two-story sequence. Not bad, right?
Another personal favorite of mine is what COOPH calls the “Dutch Twist.”
Just find a round structure like a tunnel, place your subject in the middle of it, and twist the gimbal to match the arc of the tunnel.
It creates an awesome sequence of mind-bending video that will wow audiences (and maybe make them a bit dizzy too).
COOPH is full of other fantastic ideas for how to use a gimbal, so give the video above a look and see what you can do to get more creative video footage!