Hi! I posted this on cinematography.com as well, but thought I would here as well!
Hello everyone! First of thank you all for your input.
Anyway, I have a potentially tricky shot to achieve and decided to see what I can brainstorm up on here.
The director wants a 2000 fps shot of a foot touching the ground. The director wants to show how the heel touches the ground (as apparently the shoe has some type of advanced construction). The problem is, is that he wants it to basically be under the heel:a vertically-pointing upwards shot.
My thoughts are this, we will need to shoot the heel through some type of glass that is stable enough, and wont bend as 2000 fps will not be forgiving if the material we shoot with begins to bend.
Anyway, I have some ideas, but I thought i would just ask for any thoughts or ideas people may have. I would potentially need to light bellow the glass as well, but I do not want to have any glare from the glass, so this makes such a task quite the predicament.
Also, The phantom flex will be a problem as well, as it is rather large. Is there a way to shoot the camera through several mirrors? which brings even more reflection issues. Anyway, at this point I will try or have the crew build anything that is within the budget.
Any ideas? I've suggested just cheating the shot so it is on a sideways plane, but the director does not want this.