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Protect Your Photo/Video Shoot- Tennis Balls Quick Tip

October 21, 2019

Tennis balls. A critical item that’ll save
you thousands of dollars on set. [MUSIC] We’ve got our first workshop coming on April
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the pictures. It’s on April 30th, you’ll love it. Go to and sign
up today. It’s a very limited group so you better get over there. Hi this is Jay P. Morgan. Today on The Slanted
Lens We’re gonna talk about tennis balls. It’s a critical item that you need on set.
And let me tell you why. Because when you go on set this stand’s gonna leave all kind
of really bad black marks like that on the floor. You just put a little slit in the tennis
ball like that. Little Pac Man. And this goes on the end of your stand. And now it doesn’t
matter what you do on the floor. It’s not gonna mark up the floor. I was on a set one
time and we had a lady’s h– in a lady’s house. We were taking the stands out of the
house. Really, really, really nice house. And my assistant, wheeee. Put a really nice
big black mark on the wall as he came down the staircase. It was going to be twelve hundred
dollars to fix that black mark on the wall. ‘Cause she wanted to repaint the entire
front area. Of course she did. ‘Cause she knew she had us over a barrel. Stands get
dirty because you use them outside, and you move ‘em around. So put tennis balls on
them when you’re on hardwood floor in anybody’s house. And it’ll save you thousands of dollars.
So there’s a little tip about tennis balls. Keep those camera’s rollin’, keep on clickin’. [MUSIC] The Slanted Lens Business Coaching Class is
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  • Reply Bell Family April 19, 2016 at 10:55 pm


  • Reply Filmmaker IQ April 19, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Great Tip!!! I've also seen the used on the end of a boom arm on set… in a dark environment it's easy to walk right into those things and take an eye out. the tennis ball is a good visual warning

  • Reply David Hansford April 19, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    I enjoy your little tips and tricks. Short and sweet with a bit of humour. Congratulations.

  • Reply Robert Slowley April 19, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Did you have to pay the full $1200?

  • Reply Shining Sun Entertainment April 19, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    But will it effect stability?

  • Reply Luke Kroeker April 19, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    love these tips! Keep 'em coming!

  • Reply R134eS2o April 19, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Oh yeah? She makes you pay 1200$ charge em 2400$…

  • Reply Francisco Hestnes April 20, 2016 at 2:24 am

    stop… yelling. good tip.

  • Reply ayang315 April 20, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Does B&H sell those yellow balls you speak of? 😛

  • Reply Stephen mcgarry April 20, 2016 at 9:29 am

    brilliant idea for anyone doing studio work. or in your case home locations. so simple but so effective. 🙂

  • Reply Roman Darobot April 20, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Tennis balls are also super helpful when shooting on a tripod at the beach or on grass . They keep your tripod from digging into the sand and helps keep sand from getting into the bottom of your tripod legs! 🙂

  • Reply pscully1969 April 20, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Great idea! Can also save someone from getting stabbed by a large umbrella shaft. 🙂

  • Reply Nobody Home April 20, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    What , No Photo Dark Room. prize give away this month ?

  • Reply Eric Rossi April 21, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Sad part is, not many people may think this is a valuable tip but its totally a must know. Trying scratching the floors of a 3 million dollar home and try forgetting this tip lol Like someone mentioned below too, on sharp points of arms or a jib is a great warning.

  • Reply stevo7181 April 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Something to slip over your shoes too!! Paint is one thing but putting a scratch in a wood floor is really bad. Pine flooring scratches and dent really easy when you have a stone stuck in your shoe. .

  • Reply Michael Hodge April 21, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    As a tennis player,I have plenty of old, deflated tennis balls. Now, I can put some of them to use.
    Great tip. Thanks @ The Slanted Lens.

  • Reply kristjan100 April 25, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Tennis balls gather dust, so make sure to switch them or clean them periodically.

  • Reply Eccentric Smithy May 6, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Half the length of the videos here anymore are advertisements to workshops. More advertisements and spam here then any other channel I watch. I think its time to say adios and unsubscribe…

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