A Gimbal is a very popular tool
in filmmaking. These days you have multiple
types and price classes, that’s why it’s accessible for everyone. However, using a gimbal isn’t that simple, so we want to show you 20
creative Gimbal Movements. [Cinecom’s intro music] What up you guys! Yannick here for cinecom.net
and it is Creative Tuesday, a weekly series where we
think outside of the box and share some exciting filmmaking tips. And you are probably thinking
why am I in this set again? Well, jordy is still not
finished with his project and he needs all the lights. That’s why I’m in this crazy laboratory. But before we start with
these awesome movements, let’s have a look at this beauty. It’s the Benro RedDog hand Gimbal,
which was send to us. First of all, thank you Benro
for sponsoring this episode. It’s a normal 3-axis gimbal stabilizer,
so anyone can follow along. You don’t need this gimbal in particular, but we are going to use it
throughout the video. At all time you can click in the description
below to find out more about this gimbal. Anyhow, let’s continue and
start with the movements. First, we’ll start off
with some basic moves. The first is probably the most used
movement with a gimbal. Of course, I’m talking about
the travel in and out. Simply walk towards your talent
which is standing still. Different focal lengths can
help to tell your visual story. Using a wide angle lens to travel out,
you create a more establishing shot. Introducing the talent in the environment. But when using a tele lens and travel in, you emphasize the emotions
the talent has. This movement also has variations,
such as the low angle travel in. Some gimbals allows you
to hold it upside down. However, the Benro RedDog
has a carry mode. Which allows you to twist the handle
and have the camera hang underneath. This movement makes
your talent more impressive. In our second tip we are doing
another popular movement, the roll. When doing a travel you can slant
your gimbal slightly to one side, this will start a light roll
in the same direction. To do this, you need to set
the gimbal in the right mode. This slanting movement will immediately
give more dynamic to your shot. The third one: the gimbal is a perfect tool
to add some parallax to your shot. Just look for a foreground object
and slightly move your gimbal to one side. This will give your shot more depth. Now, to build further on
those side movements. You film your talent in
an arch around him. This works really good when
filming a close up. Using a tele lens, makes the
background move faster and thus focus more on the subject. In tip number 4 we are still
moving around the talent. But this time we are doing a full circle. This is again an establishing shot, showing the audience where
the talent is currently at. You can make the movement
appear faster by asking your actor to turn slightly
around in the opposite direction, making it more dramatic. Now, we spin through to the fifth tip. With the Benro app you can
control the movement of the gimbal. Many Gimbals have such an option. This movement can be used in car scenes,
like in the movie Children of Men. You place your gimbal
in the middle of the car and let it rotate to the actions
happening in the car. By doing this you create
a one take in a small place. Another great use for this
is when vlogging alone. You can set your camera
where you want and let it follow you by
using the Benro app. -Tip Number 6! -Yes, thank you for that, Jordy. When doing a long travel with a gimbal, you often have this
wavy bump in your shot. This is because you are walking
and aren’t a ninja. The most common tip here is to walk
heel-to-toe and let your foot roll. [Music] But if you want your shot
really smooth, use wheels. You can use a desk chair
or skateboard and your gimbal to create a smooth dolly motion. You can always ask a friend to push you,
if that makes it easier for you. The next tip is perfect for B-roll
or a mysterious talent reveal. In this movement you go
up or down with your gimbal. You can for example start at the toes of the
talent and then go slowly up to their head. This reveals the talent. In the next tip the environment
is quite important, as it’s going to be a big part of our shot. I call it the sky or the ground tilt. For example, You start your shot
with your camera pointed at the sky. Then you tilt your camera towards your
talent, as you walk forwards or backwards. It works the same with the ground,
but then tilt from the ground up. Again, a great movement
for introducing your talent. Not everyone has a jib, and definitely
not when traveling around. They are big and heavy
and not really portable. But they do give a lot of possibilities
for beautiful shots. However, in this 9th movement we show
you how you can recreate it without a jib. Just stand on something higher,
like a box or a rock. Then squad and go as low as possible. Slowly stand up and go
high with your gimbal. With the gimbal set in Free Mode, you can turn the handle completely around
the camera and make a large movement. Let somebody else operate the
tilt and pan through the app to create a beautiful jib movement. In tip number 10, we mount
the gimbal to a pole. We use the Carry Mode for this, as it’s easier to mount it this way
with a super clamp. Aim the camera to your talent and lift
the pole into the air with two people. We can then walk around and hover it
over our talent or certain objects. It’s pretty cool if you move
over large objects, such as a car. You can even make it more special
by also operating the tilt movement. We are half way through, guys! -Hey Yannick, where did
you got 20 tips from? -Not from you, Jordy. -F[beep]ck you Yannick! -But let’s keep going. In the 11th movement
we are creating a transition. More Precisely, the Whip Pan. And it’s quite easy to do. Just do the movement you want, and
on the end, push the bracket to one side. Then, in the next shot push
the bracket to the other side and start you movement
when the camera is back in position. Now, one of the coolest movements,
personally, is the pass-through. In this movement you use
your gimbal to go into an opening, like a window or a small hole. Let your friend wait on the
other side of the opening. And when you push your
camera through the opening, let him take over the gimbal
and move further with it. For the next movement
we are spinning again. Aim your gimbal towards your talent
and tilt it upwards to the sky, and at the same time, rotate. Then do the whole movement again, but start from the sky and tilt
down to your talent. In post-production you can then
make a cut in the rotation of both clips and time-remap it to
make it blend better. Doing this in a forest or city with high
buildings will give a better effect. And for the 14th tip we are
doing a crane movement. For this tip you need a very long pole
on which you can mount your gimbal. Secure it on the end of the pole. Now, you can lift your camera high in
the air and do a typical crane movement up or down. But if you want, you can also walk
further with your gimbal and pole and thus creating a fluid motion. Now it’s time for a timelapse
with some cloning. We are going to place the gimbal on the
tripod legs in the middle of the scene. Let your talent stand on a certain spot
and rotate the gimbal around with the app. Then move your talent and
rotate again at the same speed. Do this as many times as you want. In premiere Pro you can
then sync all these clips and with some masking create
a scene that has multiple clones. The 16th tip is used in many action movies,
the leading and following movement. Here you walk in front of your talent
for a specific action, leading him. Do this action again, but this time
stand behind him and follow. This movement is mostly used
in chasing scenes, where you can switch between
leading and following shots. In tip 17 we are going to walk
over the gimbal, like, really walk over it. Place your gimbal on the
tripod foot and on the ground. And let your talent walk over it. At the same time you tilt upwards
to keep a proper framing. As an extra, you can use it
as a transition where you cut to a different scene when
the actor covers the lens with his foot. Tip number 18 is a little bit
more complex in execution. First, we are going to put our
gimbal in the Carry mode and attach a rope to the handle. Make sure it’s extra secure and safe. Then do your travel movement,
for example on a bridge, and when you come to the end,
let your gimbal descend down. Your friend will be waiting there to
take over the gimbal and move further. Super easy, no? For tip 19 you have to be careful,
and I mean that. We are going to make a deathride
for our gimbal. Or in professional terms, a wirecam. You just need two ropes, carabiners,
a pulley and steel nerves. Set up a rope between two trees or strong
poles and make the rope slant a little, so that the gimbal will slide. Attach your gimbal to this rope with
the Carabiners and the pulley. Use the second rope as a safety so that
you can stop your gimbal when necessary. Then aim your gimbal with the app
and let gravity do its work. And that brings us to the final tip,
we are doing an object POV, Like from a paper plane or a ball. Just fold your paper plane
and attach it to your lens. Then you can move with your gimbal and
now it seems that the paper plane is flying and you are seeing the POV
from that plane. -Arghhh! With other objects it works
completely the same, just make sure you are doing fast
movements, so it stays realistic. And those where my 20
creative gimbal movements. Thank you so much for watching, thank
you Benro for the support, and like always: -Stay Creative! -It says: “Damn it Jordy,
stop interrupting me!” But I want to say it, Yannick. -Okay, you can say it… -Stay Creative! Hahaha! -Stay Creative, guys.