up in smoke
Our camera rig had to be mobile and in constant motion to follow operators performing complex tasks while showing the effect on the smoke movement within the ventilation systems. The strict FDA specifications required unedited sequences that often led to long hand held takes that left my arms and back muscles burning with exertion. The tight spaces and constantly changing camera angles ruled out the use of any camera support systems even the lightest steady cam rigs would not allow us the range of motion we needed.
After a few days we refined our camera rig into a light and manoeuvrable system using our Red Rock Micro kit and a Marshall 7" monitor. We set up a separate monitor in a room next door connected to a Terradek cube which transmitted our camera video output to the monitor so that the quality control team could approve takes on the spot.
Technically and physically challenging as it was, we had loads of fun and learned a lot about vaccine production and its vital role in our health care.