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Simple revolving floor plate for a human to stand on and... rotate like a microwave plate? Answered

I'm making a short film where I will be wearing some machines I have designed and I really wanted to get a shot of myself rotating 360 degrees whilst the camera is static on a tripod.

I'm trying to think of something that would be, I hope effortlessly simple to bash together, can be turned either by hand (out of shot) or on a piece of string? I've worked at auto shows in the past and seen just how complex they can be when done rite...

I was thinking a bicycle crank and chain setup but even that is too complex for such a small shot?

Ideas appreciated...

James :-)



Best Answer 6 years ago

Attach a piece of plywood to a heavy duty Lazy Susan. Tie a length of 50 lb. test mono-filament fishing line to one corner. Have someone off camera slowly rotate you by pulling the fishing line.

Brilliant thank you! I just found a cheap 1000lb max lazy susan bearing i''m going to pick up and knock something up today :-)

I made something yesterday that works great, same principle as this:

Is this a whole-body shot, or just a portrait?