Above is Hardesty's first setup for lighting and videotaping a slowly-turning ball for the Was/Is piece. The turntable at top spins the ball very smoothly at 6rpm. Problem: top of ball is pointy from weight.

Another setup, the camera is placed high, with turntable below. Two problems; slight jiggle, due to direct contact with turntable. And the 45º camera angle makes unsatisfactory turning patterns with the protruberances on the ball.

Third and final setup. Ball is held in place both top AND bottom to eliminate wiggle. Camera is moved back down to horizonal position. A variable-speed electric drill with trigger partially depressed (with tape) is employed to turn the ball. The drill bit is a hole saw (for drilling 2-inch doorknob holes) with foam rubber wrapped it around for both friction and vibration removal.