Game Changer Alert? Vincent Laforet Reveals Handheld Film Stabilizer MōVI
Today feels like a(nother) big day for independent filmmakers.
10 hours ago, Vincent Laforet released the Behind the Scenes footage of a short shot with the MōVI, a handheld stabilizer produced by Freefly Systems that will radically change the way we breakdown indie scripts.
If you’ve ever tried to shoot a scene involving fast movements, or movements at all, you will have noticed that you need additional tools to get clean footage that are not (too) shaky and look professional. That usually means that not only you need more equipment that will cost money, but also more crew members to help deal with the crane, the dolly etc. And on top of all, setting up these equipments will take a lot of extra time. As an indie filmmaker, you might just end up giving up on this ambitious shot you’ve been dreaming about while writing your script to save half a day and couple of thousand bucks.
This might all change now.
As you can see from the picture above, the MōVI is a compact-one man tool that – says Laforet- offers incredible flexibility to quickly shoot ambitious takes involving movements.
Before we go further, have a look at the Behind the Scenes below, the last scene only -the one involving the NYC cab- will likely blow your mind away:
MōVI – Behind The Scenes
Pretty impressive, right?
So, that’s all good, but how much will it cost? Well, here is what Laforet says:
“The initial mid-level (in terms of weight support) MōVI M10 will sell for approx $15K and is already under production. The second, smaller version, the M5 that will be on sale at some point in the near future (once the production capacity is in full swing) will be sold for a price point under $7,500. If you consider how much we spend on handheld rigs, sliders, jibs (let alone Glidecams/Steadicams etc.) – the price of this device quickly becomes a no-brainer… Another huge factor: it takes quite a bit of time to set up a JIB, let alone weights, crew and skill to operate. The learning curve on this unit is very very fast.”
Seeing the hit that The Art of Steadicam’s homage was few weeks ago, there is little doubt that the MōVI is a tool filmmakers have been dreaming about.
Watch the Full Short Shot with the MōVI:
Vincent Laforet already announced he will share more about his experience shooting with the MōVI today, and, in the meantime, if you enjoyed what you’ve seen so far and want to know more about it you can:
a) read more about it here