The ArchRig system is a new rig and follow focus combo unit that looks to somewhat simplify on-the-fly focus adjustments when shooting HDSLR video.
Instead of a geared focus mechanism attached to the side of the lens, a metal arch goes over the top of the lens and use stop-pins to serve as focus marks for the lens lever. Additional focus marks can be made on the arch using a dry-erase marker.
I’m thinking the mascot was trying to jump over the photographer here. Or, maybe he just lost him in his peripheral vision due to the costume. Either way, that’s a tough way to be taken out of the game. [click to continue…]