Add Cinematic Movement to Your Shots with the New One Man Crew Director
The new patented (8,973,505) One Man Crew Director™ is the latest motorized parabolic slider from Redrock Micro that transforms your static shots with beautiful cinematic motion and includes unique features for dramatically improving interviews and 'talking head' videos, all without a dedicated operator.
Your New Crew
Building on the award-winning original One Man Crew, the new One Man Crew Director delivers exceptional results for interviews, talking heads, and corporate/documentary work, with unique features for fast setup, unattended operation, and rock-solid results. The One Man Crew Director also proves itself a valuable tool for B-roll, inserts, reveals, and anywhere else you want to replace static shots with fluid camera movement.
New Features of One Man Crew Director
The new One Man Crew Director delivers a host of new features and performance improvements that makes it an even better companion:
A Quieter Crew - a redesigned ultra-low noise drive system keeps the One Man Crew Director stealthy at interview speeds, and quieter at higher speeds. In many situations, room tone or camera cooling can be louder than the One Man Crew Director.
It's all in the New Curve - a new elegant pair of machined aluminum rails, possibly the largest precision machined component in all of filmmaking gear, results in a liquid smooth, gorgeous cinematic movement you'll have to see to believe. These incredibly sturdy rails are engineered for strength to give a smooth ride to any camera up to 22lbs.
Remote Control - an all new full-featured OMC Remote App for your mobile device enables you to setup and control your One Man Crew Director. Truly unique functions such as "reset for next question" and speed up/slow down allow you to sync the One Man Crew Director with the pacing of your interview. A special gesture mode gives solo interviewers control without taking your eyes off your subject.
Remote Camera Start/Stop - With the OMC Remote App you can start and stop the camera from anywhere in the room. This is incredibly freeing, and essential if you are in front of the camera as well as behind it.
The ideal tool for Interviews, Talking Heads, Corporate, and Documentaries
The One Man Crew Director is the perfect addition to small crews doing interviews and relying on fast setups and higher quality footage with the same budget and crew. The One Man Crew Director improves almost every aspect of shooting an interview, particularly the five shots every interview incorporates:
- 1. Single camera or self-interviews,
- 2. B-camera closeup shot,
- 3. The "two shot",
- 4. The master room shot,
- 5. The establishing location shot (timelapse).
Use the One Man Crew Director on a single camera, on a second camera, or part of a larger multi-camera shoot. It will produce exceptional, smooth results without requiring a dedicated camera operator. With the remote control app, One Man Crew Director is also great for self-interviews or youtube reviews.
The One Man Crew Director also delivers beautiful, smooth camera movements outside of interviews. Use it for b-roll, insert shots, product beauty shots, anywhere you use a tripod today. The motorized trolly and precision-machined track gives you great fluid results for any shot you want to enhance. From ultra-slow creeps to fast reveals, you can dial in the exact speed you want. Every take will be as smooth as the first.
Setup and ready to go in 60 seconds
You never want to be setting up and fine-tuning your gear while your interview is waiting. The One Man Crew Director is a self-contained unit sets up in about a minute. Intuitive controls and laser-assisted subject placement means you can truly "set it and forget it". One Man Crew Director does the rest, delivering smooth, controlled camera moves for that high-end production feel, all by itself. Walk into a board room, a hotel room, or a set with confidence you can nail the shot.
Completely Unattended Operation with StayFocus™ Curved Rail
The heart of the One Man Crew Director is the first and only parabolic motion system based on the patented StayFocus curved rail. Once set up, your subject stays in focus and stationary in the frame without any operator assistance. Push-button ease of use means you are getting the shot, not fiddling with controls and programming while everyone is waiting.
A Great Value That Pays for Itself Over and Over
Deliver beautiful content on every project, no matter the budget. One Man Crew Director is at home on sets with one crew member or one hundred. Any way you use the One Man Crew, it delivers consistently great footage. You'll be amazed at what you can do with less.
Key Features and Benefits
- Instant setup with self-contained unit and laser alignment assist
- Smooth controlled movements with speed control and speed ramp down and up when changing directions
- Patent-pending parabolic motion with StayFocus rail keeps subject in focus and anchored in frame while running completed unattended
- Includes interview mode, dolly mode, and timelapse mode
- OMC Remote app for mobile devices to remotely control the One Man Crew Director
- Remotely start and stop camera (with appropriate optional camera cable)
- Works with virtually any camera - universal plate and support capacity of 22 lbs
- Easy to transport and carry with included padded carrying bag
- Deluxe Bundle includes everything you need to get up and running
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- 1 One Man Crew Director parabolic automated slider
- 1 Redrock Heavy Load Tilt head
- 2 cable wrangler clamps
- 1 AC adapter (110v or 220v including international plug adapters)
- 1 P-tap (d-tap) DC battery cable, 24"
- 1 set light stand adapters (for light stand or c-stand support)
- 1 padded carrying case
- Free download of OMC Remote app for mobile device
- Track length: 36”
Set custom end points: yes
- Speed control: real-time wheel controlled, or via remote app
- Modes: interview, dolly slow, dolly fast, timelapse
- Leveling assist: bubble level
- Automatic track: yes
- Manual track: yes
- Maximum camera weight limit: 22lbs
- Support options: centered bottom plate with tripod mount holes (1/4” and 3/8”), rubberized corner feet for tabletop or ground
- Accessory mounts: integrated 3/8” and ¼” female mounting points on rear for attaching monitor or cable wranglers
- Camera head: heavy load tilt head
- Alignment setup: laser assisted with on/off toggle
- Carrying handle: integrated soft handle
- Power: AC (universal adapter included)
- Power DC: 12-18v DC (p-tap battery cable Included)
- 1 Pair Light Stand Adapters
- Bluetooth compatible
- Dimensions: 9” x 3.25” x 46”
- Weight: 14.5lbs including tilt head
What is the One Man Crew Director?
The One Man Crew Director is a parabolic slider designed to add production value to any project without the overhead of another dedicated operator. The One Man Crew Director adds motion to otherwise static shots with a smooth motorized dolly. The One Man Crew Director moves from one end of the track to another automatically, while keeping your subject in focus and framed properly due to the uniquely designed patented curved track.
Who is the One Man Crew Director Designed For?
The One Man Crew Director is designed for anyone wanting to add smooth cinematic motion to their shots. the One Man Crew Director is especially valuable for anyone shooting interviews, talking heads, reality television/ confessionals, documentaries, or corporate videos.
What is a "parabolic slider" and how does it differ from a traditional slider?
A parabolic slider is a special purpose slider that is designed to keep a subject both in focus and stationary in the frame while providing cinematic movement to foreground and background objects. This results in added production value to any interview or product shoot, without the need for a dedicated operator or constant checking.
How Quickly Can the One Man Crew Director be Set Up?
The One Man Crew Director can be unpacked, setup, and ready to shoot in under a minute by a single person, and does not require special skills or training, just a quick review of the user guide.
Do I Need a Tripod for the One Man Crew Director?
No - although you can use a tripod, the One Man Crew Director can also be placed on a tabletop or ground, or on light stands or c-stands using the included stand adapters.
What types of cameras does the One Man Crew Director Support?
The One Man Crew Director has a maximum load capacity of 22lbs. From DSLRs to Shoulder Mounted ENG style cameras, the One Man Crew Director has you covered.
Does the One Man Crew Director come with everything I need to start shooting?
Yes! The One Man Crew Director is an all-inclusive deluxe bundle that features the Redrock Micro Tilt Head, ac and battery power cables, and popular accessories which enables you to attach your camera and start shooting within minutes of unpacking it.
Can I Place my Subject at a Different Distance from the One Man Crew Director?
Yes of course. The One Man Crew Director works at any distance and delivers beautiful smooth movement. The One Man Crew Director has special features and benefits for interviews and unattended operation when placed at 6 feet from the subject.
How Do I Know if my Subject is at Exactly 6 Feet from the One Man Crew?
The One Man Crew comes standard with a set of high-visibility lasers that are visible in all environments. Once turned on, the lasers will converge on a subject at precisely 6 feet away.
Can I Change the Speed of the One Man Crew Director?
Yes. The One Man Crew Director has a variable speed wheel that can be changed on the fly while the system is running or via the remote app.
Can I Set the One Man Crew Director to Travel a Smaller Portion of the Track?
The One Man Crew Director's track is 36" long. You can also limit the travel to a smaller portion of the track if desired.
How Does the One Man Crew Director Handle Reaching the End of the Track?
The One Man Crew Director delivers a smooth transition from one direction to another by ramping speed down and then up. This ramping process makes every second of the footage captured from the One Man Crew Director usable in your final product.
Can I Attach Accessories like an External Monitor Directly to the One Man Crew Director?
Yes. The One Man Crew Director comes tapped ready for the addition of an external monitor. Ideally, the external monitor is stationary as opposed to attached to the moving camera itself. This provides a better reference of the final product for the shooter.
Is the One Man Crew Director Quiet Enough to be Used With Audio?
Yes the One Man Crew Director is nearly silent at interview speeds.
Where can I download the Remote mobile app?
The OMC Remote App is currently available through Redrock's website redrockmicro.com or you can contact support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Can I Power the One Man Crew Director?
The One Man Crew Director can be powered by a traditional AC power outlet with the included AC Adapter (110v or 220v with international plug adapters). It can also be powered via a D-Tap (P-tap) battery source for in the field shooting with the optional D-Tap cable.
How is the One Man Crew Director different than the One Man Crew?
The One Man Crew Director is the newest One Man Crew. It is based on the original One Man Crew, but incorporates new features and enhanced functionality, including quieter operation, newly designed rails, and a new OMC Remote app to remotely control the One Man Crew Director from mobile devices. The One Man Crew Director also bundles in the most popular accessories including stand adapters and p-tap battery cable.
Jem Schofield is no stranger to corporate and interview work. His professional credentials as a videographer and DP for his own company Buttons Productions are long, and includes work for Canon, Zeiss, Apple, and many other companies. Jem also logged a great set of tutorials for Linda.com on how to shoot interviews using sliders and other camera movement gear. In short, Jem knows what it takes to make great interviews with one or two crew people, and what it takes to make them visually stand out... Check out our blog to read more. http://redrockmicro.blogspot.com