The story behind finding a story: Philip Bloom in Brussels
It sounds like a good idea: Go to Brussels for a weekend, meet like minded people, talk about film making. And because it is Brussels this will include nice food and and a lovely city. Haroun from Filmmakers Corner had organised a workshop in Brussels with Philip Bloom.
Kessler Philip Bloom pocket dolly slider
Back in the good old days when camera’s where made from glass tubes, we needed 60 miles of tape to record 20 minutes and men were made from testosterone and could wear fur anywhere they wanted, I used a lot of dolly and jib setups. But they were annoying, heavy and took a long time to set up. A lot of times we ran out of time and I ended up shooting things in some kind of handheld setup anyway. Slowly becoming the human Steadicam, you can ask my back and shoulders if that really was such a good idea. These days everything seems to be getting smaller (well.. not everything just camera gear) and it seemed like a good idea to throw some money at a simple slider motion solution.