Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada.
Free hand is better at letting the viewer know that there is someone behind the camera which definitely will always be useful in different situations. where as dolly or jib shots, if done well, immerse the viewer and lets them forget that someone is piloting the camera.
I've found that using my portable dolly works great for panning time laps also. Combined with a ratcheting system that you have to manually advance at evenly spaced intervals actually can produce decent lapses. Its pretty involved and definitely the poor mans system but it works.
At the moment, working on time lapse of Kamloops scenery. I'm hoping it turns out well...