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scooterskydives  (D 19729)

Jun 22, 2012, 7:15 PM
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.... after all my years of jumping I have finally found something that I can say is really challenging being a smaller female tandem master, and that is the length of my arms and shooting handycam. I am using a Chutingstar GoPro glove. I wish there was a go go gadget extension. Someone please invent one... lol

So, have any others of you found this harder and what did you do..?


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jun 22, 2012, 8:13 PM
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.... after all my years of jumping I have finally found something that I can say is really challenging being a smaller female tandem master, and that is the length of my arms and shooting handycam. I am using a Chutingstar GoPro glove. I wish there was a go go gadget extension. Someone please invent one... lol

So, have any others of you found this harder and what did you do..?

Simple: Use outside video instead.


scooterskydives  (D 19729)

Jun 22, 2012, 9:00 PM
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Geez... Why didn't I think of that.... lol


airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 22, 2012, 9:15 PM
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Telescoping glove mount...'The Scooter Stick' is on the drawing board! Wink


scooterskydives  (D 19729)

Jun 22, 2012, 9:32 PM
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YES!!! And I will buy it!!!Smile


parachutist  (D 25468)

Jun 22, 2012, 11:45 PM
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You can offset your upper body a little to the left, either by pushing off the student with your arms, or by spinning hard to the left. It makes a pretty good difference when you add a few inches this way.

My arms are pretty long, but I learned this trick from a friend who's more vertically challenged. I use it when I'm taking big guys and I want their whole body in the shot.

Chris


RIGGER  (D 7933)

Jun 23, 2012, 1:42 AM
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Smile Hi

After you buy it please STOP doing tandems. Wink

A TI should stay a TI & the camera work should be done by a Camera flyer.

It is not the size of the Handycam but what it takes away from your main duty = TI only.

IMO as a UPT/USPA T I/E.

Cheers


Abedy  (D 10153)

Jun 23, 2012, 6:36 AM
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A TI should stay a TI & the camera work should be done by a Camera flyer.

+1


theonlyski  (D License)

Jun 23, 2012, 6:58 AM
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I intend to never do handycam... we will see how long that lasts though Laugh


How are you holding your arm out? How does the shot look?

I have seen go pro extensions, however there's no way in hell I'd ever suggest one of those for a TI doing handycam. Crazy


5.samadhi

Jun 23, 2012, 2:46 PM
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seems like starting with a stupid idea (handcam while facilitating a tandem skydive) and adding a stupid idea (extending the device causing a snag point and really interfering with dexterity quite a bit too).

but at least the tandem student knows enough to know that its a dangerous idea Crazy


VTmotoMike08  (D 30399)

Jun 23, 2012, 3:35 PM
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Simple. Put the handycam on the student.WinkAngelicSly. Tell them to hold it steady and look into it as much as they want and you are good to go!


BobMoore  (D 13136)

Jun 23, 2012, 3:40 PM
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Do you charge a student to video themselves?


VTmotoMike08  (D 30399)

Jun 23, 2012, 3:52 PM
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I don't actually put it on the student, that was sarcasm. But if I did, yes I would charge them for it. The camera isn't free and the editor needs to get paid too. If they want to bring their own $1000 worth of go pros and gloves, then sure I would let them shoot their own video for free.


AggieDave  (D License)

Jun 23, 2012, 5:14 PM
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If they want to bring their own $1000 worth of go pros...

That is a freeflier's amount of GoPros...for what I paid for mine that would be a total of 5!

All of this discussion and no one has suggested attaching one to the bottom of the drogue. Then you'd get any sized TI in frame with out having to have one a GoPro taped to the end of a broom handle...




Wink


theonlyski  (D License)

Jun 23, 2012, 5:25 PM
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If they want to bring their own $1000 worth of go pros...

That is a freeflier's amount of GoPros...for what I paid for mine that would be a total of 5!

All of this discussion and no one has suggested attaching one to the bottom of the drogue. Then you'd get any sized TI in frame with out having to have one a GoPro taped to the end of a broom handle...




Wink

Too much shake in the video. Angelic


AggieDave  (D License)

Jun 23, 2012, 5:32 PM
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If they want to bring their own $1000 worth of go pros...

That is a freeflier's amount of GoPros...for what I paid for mine that would be a total of 5!

All of this discussion and no one has suggested attaching one to the bottom of the drogue. Then you'd get any sized TI in frame with out having to have one a GoPro taped to the end of a broom handle...




Wink

Too much shake in the video. Angelic

Soooo...just like a handicam?


theonlyski  (D License)

Jun 23, 2012, 5:34 PM
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Soooo...just like a handicam?

Nope, WAY worse.


Being a video guy, I say get outside video.

Being a TI, I say get outside video. LaughLaugh


EatSleepFly  (D 33638)

Jun 23, 2012, 7:04 PM
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Simple. Put the handycam on the student.

I know of one dropzone that does. I'm sure there are others...


TheCaptain  (D License)

Jun 23, 2012, 10:36 PM
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I am not sure how short you are but one of the best handicam instructors I know is 5'8" tall. I know that a lot of skydivers feel handicam is horrible and there are a lot of examples that prove that statement; however handicam can look realy good and is a true art form to do well. As another has stated stretch your arm and extend your shoulder too. Also a really good lens helps if you are useing a sony camcorder, I found the Century Mark II .3 is extremely clear and great clariity


airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 23, 2012, 10:57 PM
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If they want to bring their own $1000 worth of go pros and gloves, then sure I would let them shoot their own video for free.



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How 'bout a $199.00 GoPro naked and a roll of duct tape? Laugh


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jun 24, 2012, 4:26 AM
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I intend to never do handycam... we will see how long that lasts though Laugh

Tandem video is a job.
You can let the outside guy do HIS job, or you can do your own student hand job.
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popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jun 24, 2012, 4:28 AM
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I know that a lot of skydivers feel handicam is horrible....

The only one's who like handcam are the ones getting paid to do it.


airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 24, 2012, 4:42 AM
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... or you can do your own student hand job.
LaughLaugh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2vkiLHiTcY Angelic


diablopilot  (D License)

Jun 24, 2012, 5:49 AM
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I know that a lot of skydivers feel handicam is horrible....

The only one's who like handcam are the ones getting paid to do it.

DZO's who operate 182's and can keep expenses and retail prices lower because of them like them.

Students who can't afford a full video package like them.

Everyone who reaps a benefit from more DZ exposure because of the product like them.

TI's who haven't seen a raise in this industry for 20 years like them.

TI's who are tired of having to put up with shit head 300 jump wonders hammering into them just because they are the only ones who will do video for crap pay and no product standards, like them.

Stop crucifying those that have developed the skill, and have approached the activity with safety first and foremost in mind.


airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 24, 2012, 5:53 AM
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No opinion either way...but just curious JP, what does an outside Tandem vidiot get these days?


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