Robbers and Romance
User Report: On the Move with Petty Criminals
Narrow alleys, threatening shadows, a flourishing black market and dark figures on every corner: This is the picture of Vienna after the Second World War that is depicted in the film "Der dritte Mann". While not quite as dark, criminal energy also abounds in "Fladeranten Schau", a short film series also set in Vienna. In twelve short episodes, two petty criminals are filmed during their daily forays. In contrast, "Echt Jetzt" plays with the realistic and fictitious elements of a bizarrely staged love triangle. Most of the filming also took place in Vienna.
DSLR Cameras Require Professional Fluid Heads
For the making of "Echt Jetzt", the JVC GY HD110 was used. Creativurge chose the Canon EOS 7 D for "Fladeranten Schau". A professional fluid head was required to implement the smoothest and steadiest camera operation possible, particularly when filming with a light DSLR camera. "In the end, we chose the Sachtler tripod system with a payload range of up to six kilograms. The fluid head enables very precise and smooth camera movements and the whole system is absolutely dependable and robust. That's exactly what we wanted," says Leitner.
The FSB 6 T / 2 D was used in the most diverse filming situations – indoor, outdoor, mounted on a dolly. "A convincing conceptual design combined with creative idea processing is very important to me," explains Leitner. "For the best possible cinematic implementation of the concepts, the tripod system was the right choice in every respect. Right after the first test, we became very attached to the FSB 6 T.“