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The Steadicam® Operator's Handbook by Laurie Hayball, Jerry Holway

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Memorizing the shot

Once you have become proficient at most of the exercises we have discussed, you will probably be longing for a real Steadicam job with lights, actors, and a director. However, once on the set, the target will be moving, the camera's path will be precisely predetermined, lines will be delivered, and sound will be recorded.

The physical issues of Steadicam operating are only the foundation of your skills as a Steadicam operator. Beyond balancing and moving the camera smoothly through space, you will be memorizing a surprising number of details about the shot and how to perform it well.

Memory functions through many systems: kinesthetic (procedural), verbal, visual, and auditory.

 

Memory requirements for each shot:

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