One of the other moves that we'll do are spinners, and admittedly it's maybe not the most creative title. Makes me think of like, what you put on your low rider. But, it's basically just that you're above the subject, and you do a nice slow spin. I mean, I suppose you could do any of these moves faster, but, typically, since we are doing sort of, aerial first-person view kind of shots, a lot of the times, first-person view, you don't wanna give the person watching the video motion sickness. So especially with spinners, as you're looking down, you're really changing somebody's perspective, 360 degrees. So, to go really fast is just super disorienting, and it's also not very cinematic. I mean, if you look at higher production valued type shots, like, if you watch a movie, you want an aerial shot, from a full-scale helicopter even these days with drones, they're doing less, they're applying less is more to just about everything, all the shots. So, I mean, I might be moving ever so slightl...
y, just to get a nice, smooth, spinner shot. So, let's go ahead and take a look how we do this. You know what, I'm gonna let, not let the surfers be so much the subject anymore, as is the location, So, I'm gonna try and get up a little higher. So, right now, I'm at 150 feet. I'm gonna go up higher, and see what we can do here. Yeah, I think that challenge is, with using that move these days too, is if you're not right on top of the subject, I think it's very, like with a lot of framing, you know, typically, it just feels right to use a roll of thirds on a lot of framing, you know, when you're framing up your subjects. With spinners, if you're working with talent, and being closer to them, I don't know, there's just something about it that feels like, right to have them in the center, you know. 'Cause you're spinning around, 'cause otherwise it just, it kinda shifts, it shifts the framing around the whole time. Whereas, if you have them in the center, they're still framed in the center, The only thing moving is everything else. To me, that was, used to be sort of like, the money shot when it came to spinners. I use them very seldomly, and a matter of fact, I don't know that I love this setting for that particular shot. But, again it is a go-to move, and the idea that you have these, sort of like, these safe top five, or as you develop your own sort of style, you might have your top 10. You wanna cycle through them, you wanna even keep like, a little check list, just to not get yourself, kind of stuck into one move.
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