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Hi. My name is Rich Harrington. >> And, I'm Robbie Carmen. >> And, Rob this week, we've got a whole show all about sliders. >> Yea, Rich if you've ever gone on Vimeo or YouTube and search for you know, the key phrase, you know, DSLR, you've probably seen a shot on a slider. Sliders are a way of adding movement into what would be a static shot. And sliders come in various shapes and sizes. From, you know, table top ones, ones that you can mount on, you know, light stands The very long sliders that were used in bigger productions as well.
>> Yeah and there are other terms that you'll hear. Really, this is a whole of technology. For example, you might hear a slider being referred to a something more like this device where there is a rail system and it can move in between, but you'll also hear people talk about dialing, essentially dialing is used to slide the camera from side to side. Or, you know, moving in and out. There's all sorts of different types of movement that you'll see. Yeah, let's hold that end up there for a second. This is a slider that's often used to be mounted on two light stands. And it moves smoothly through.
And the idea is, you want to get the tension right. So it moves quite nicely. >> Yeah absolutely, and this week we're going to explore different types of sliders from ones like this to tabletop ones to larger or larger sliders. And we're also going to talk about some of the technique that's involved, in using the slider. Like a lot of other things we've talked about on previous episodes which .This is definitely something that you want to be able to practice before you go out in the field. But I think you'll agree, that when executed properly, a nice deliberate sliding move adds a lot of dynamic, you know, feel to a piece.
>> Well you say deliberate, and I think that that's important. For example, we're going to be taking a look at a music video shoot in just a second. And on this shoot we're going to be working with DP Kevin Bradley. And he's going to be operating a slider. Now the thing is, is that, that was one camera angle of six. >> Yeah. >> I've seen people become a bit addicted to slider moves. >> It's haunting. >> It's like, it's sliding. It's in, it's out, it's like not every shot needs to have a move. >> I agree, I mean in the best, you know the best, you know example of this is when it's invisible. You know, if you are a noticing when you're watching something that.
Oh yeah, that's a slide, you know. >> Yeah >> It's like, that's not, that's not good art. >> I like it to reveal, like, the establishing shot in a scene. You know, like, we're going to establish oh, we're seeing him in his car as he's writing his song lyrics. It's, you know, sliding past the foliage. We're in the forest. It helps Give you a sense of the space, but if every move is a slide move, I just get dizzy. >> Yeah, and depending on what you're doing, there's different practical uses of it to. For example, if you're doing a product shot, you might do a slide or a dolly around something or, you know, by, you know, Slide by it to reveal it, that kind of thing.
The point is, I agree with you Rich, that you need to have motivation in your slides, and don't go out there and just slide just for the fun of it. I mean, you can slide for the fun of it. >> Yeah. >> But the best slides and the best techniques are when some purposeful and not to be too obvious. >> All right. Well, when we come back, we're going to take a look at doing this on a table top move, a real simple piece of equipment that you can use for studio shooting or shooting products. Then we're going to head out into the field.
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