CineSquid suction cups in action (shown with camera, Gorillapod Focus tripod, and ballhead, not included)
Capture the chase
Cinetics' own literature for these tenacious suction cups says, "field-tested with a .5 lb. camera at over 200mph outside an airplane." While we don't recommend this for your first shot, we'd be comfortable trying it out on the hood or the door of a car any day. The CineSquid includes three heavy-duty suction cups that combine with either a Gorillapod Focus flexible tripod or a Cinetics SkatePlate to form a reliable mounting point for a tripod head and camera. The innovative triple suction cup design uses pump action to create a firm, solid seal on smooth, non-porous surfaces like car bodies and window glass. It'll be perfect for your first indie-film chase scene.
Smooth moving shots are one of the primary building blocks of fine motion picture production. They put us into the scene on the screen, because they mirror how we experience the world. Our bodies act as a big shock-absorber for our eyes, plus our brain does internal image-stabilization along the way. So it's no wonder we like stable, even moving shots in our on-screen entertainment and no surprise that we can feel distracted by shaky handheld footage. A tripod often isn't enough for convincing movement, because it can only help for shots where your camera stays in one place. And moving the camera does more than make the experience seem real; it makes your camera a character, a participant, a narrator.
So consider what Cinetics gear can bring to the table for your next video project. Whether it's a simple home movie, a film school exercise, or a full-blown professional production, good camera mounting can make a world of difference in how your audience will experience what you've captured.