Derek Rogers: Camera Shake

From American Cinematographer, Gleaming the Cube by Mark Dillon (March 1998)

"We wanted to create a rumble that was different from what you see in all of the big action films, and the only way to do that was to create our own rig."

- Derek Rogers

Toward this end, Rogers borrowed an industrial-size vibrator used to shake garbage out of construction bins, mounted it under a plywood frame with rubber shocks, then placed the camera on top of the shocks. Rogers used his Arriflex 35-III to shoot the shaking sequence, since the force-fully rhythmic motion would have pulverized the tiny Aaton.

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