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Camera Technician Series: The Art and Science of Being a MōVI Tech

written by Shane Hurlbut, ASC

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The Freefly Systems MōVI is a powerful tool that is changing the way we are able to move the camera. Today we quickly and easily capture moving shots faster than we were a few years ago, and I always roll out with a MōVI. The MōVI is powerful, and my MōVI operator Chris Herr is an integral part of my team. I bring him on my feature films, TV shows, and commercials to ensure that all the shots I get with the MōVI are spot on.

In this series, Chris shows you how he builds and operates the MōVI with different cameras. Chris shows what tools he uses with it and shares his own set experiences so you can use the MōVI to take your shots to the next level. Now let’s take a look at what’s included in this series:

  • What’s In Your MōVI Kit: Over 30 minutes of video content
    • Part 1: Utility Pouch
      • All of the tools Chris keeps on him on his pouch and belt on a movie
    • Part 2: DollyMate
      • This specialized product allows Chris to keep things close by and maximize space
    • Part 3: Set Bag
      • All of the parts and pieces Chris keeps close by while he is on set, he keeps in his Set Bag
    • Part 4: Set Cart
      • The different tools that Chris keeps, like his extra MōVI parts, operating wheels, etc.
    • Part 5: Equipment Truck
      • The extra pieces of equipment and tools that are essential to have but can easily be kept on the Camera Truck
  • Setting Up Majestic Mode with Specific Lens Focal Lengths: 6:38 minutes of video content.
    • Chris dials in the MōVI from his Tablet while Shane operates, looking for smooth transitions and control of the frame
  • How To Set Up Your MōVI M15 with Your Red Dragon: 34:20 minutes of video content.
    • Chris dives into his setup of the MōVI M15 on a RED Dragon, showing you tips and tricks of maximizing balance and saving space on your MōVI.
  • How to Set Up Your MōVI M10 with Your Canon C300: 13:56 minutes of video content.
    • Chris dives into his setup of the MōVI M10 on a Canon C300, showing you tips and tricks of maximizing balance and saving space on your MōVI.
  • Tips & Tools: Attaching a Filter To the Lens On The MōVI: 9:11 minutes of video content.
  • Chris shows you different ways to attach a filter, from a traditional matte box to using the tools available to you on set
  • Camera Movement: Capturing the Emotion of a Story with the Dolly: 15:16 minutes of video content
  • Shane walks you through the best ways to capture a story with the Dolly, giving you a foundation of what is to come once you put the MōVI in the same scenario.
  • Camera Movement: Capturing the Emotion of a Story with the MōVI: 8:38 minutes of video content
  • Shane walks you through the versatility of the MōVI and getting the best framing possible, showing you how much you can capture with the system.
  • Camera Movement: Capturing the Emotion of a Story with the Dolly & MōVI Combo: 8:56 minutes of video content
  • Now we are putting the best of both worlds together, maximizing the smoothness of the Dolly, with the control of the MōVI.

Click to Buy Camera Technician Series: The Art and Science of Being a MōVI Tech – $289.97 (Total Value $350)

All videos were edited on HP Z840 workstations using HP Z24x DreamColor monitors.

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