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Behind the Scenes: Cable Cams

Scott and Mike take you behind the scenes and shed a little light on how they achieve their shots. It ain't pretty... but it's effective.

22 Comments

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 Bed, bath & beyond. Secco's one stop shop.
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 @mike-gamble You know me too well!
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 Cool stuff! Thanks for showing us how you get things done. It makes me want to go out and shoot.
  • + 6
 Hot tip. When you climb that tree look for wasps nests
  • + 4
 very cool ! my first cable cam was made using pvc pipe and knex wheels
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 @andreDHliv haha that's awesome! I tried to make a dolly that slid on a ladder and it was just awful. DIY gear isn't always ideal...
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 @scottsecco:haha I know that feeling, I tried to do a dolly too... haha
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 Time to watch all of Scott's videos now
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 Good bit of behind the scenes, nice work lads!
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 Thanks @captyvatemedia, hopefully it was helpful for some people. When are you coming back to Canada!?
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 Cool! @scottsecco how would one make the metal component that the pulley wheels and tripod head attach to? Is that a special thing you fabricated?
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 Hey @sarahlh, the trolley was welded by my buddy out of aluminum. Honestly, I think you could make one that would work just as well out of stuff you could find in any hardware store. The wheels and rope are much more important than the frame as far as shooting goes. You just need something that can hold the camera. Hope that helps!
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 @scottsecco: Cool thanks! Awesome video.
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 Awesome insight dude! What type of rope are running for it? Similar to static climbing?
  • + 3
 @DemoB you know it! 8mm static climbing rope. Works great!
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 absolutely loved the whole thing. nice. very nice. I am about to build one, so it will be very useful. thanks a lot again!!
  • + 2
 how did you get good bike audio over the noise of the cable cam wheels?
  • + 1
 Right on, dig the behind scenes. Building sky trails looks like a lot of work. Nice job guys!
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 How do you deal with the width of the platform vs width of trees to have parallel lines ?
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 @domsim it's not a huge problem because once the sled is far enough from the tree then the sled will push the ropes to the proper width. It's just a problem at the start and end of the line (and it's good at the end of the line since it helps slow the sled down a little bit).
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 @scottsecco: Thank you Scott for the tips !
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 wow, thanks , very cool

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