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  • Something about giant ape rampages in NYC?

    2011 - 10.31

    So in the near future there will be some time-lapse movies on here of various places in NYC that I shot whilst visiting my brother, along with my lovely lady.  I knew I wanted to do some time-lapse of crowds in motion, but how to steady the camera?  Carrying a tripod around the whole trip would be very tedious, and plus it takes up a lot of room on the sidewalk.  Solution: one of those gorillapods–you can even wrap it around a signpost and put it above head-level!  I bought a gorillapod with ball head expressly for this purpose, and you can see it in action in the photo here.  I think it performed admirably well, although it is definitely way more susceptible to wind gusts than a normal tripod.

    For anyone curious, the gorillapod actually did stay right in position as it is shown here, except for when a gust of wind would blow the signpost, or my hand went up there to fiddle with it.

    Pretty neat.

    I might have to start a new series of posts showing the gorillapod in extreme action poses.

    Entry #1.

    UPDATE: The Video HERE.

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