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

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Low mode

a new range of lens heights

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There are many simple (and relatively inexpensive) ways to rearrange or extend the parts of your sled to help you get a specific shot.

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One of the first and most important rearrangements was done for Stanley Kubrick on The Shining, where Garrett placed the electronics and monitor above the camera to create a new range of low lens heights.

On the set, Danny Lloyd used to move his finger and taunted Garrett in his Redrum voice, “Low mode! Low mode!” That creepy voice haunts us to this day.

Building the rig in low ...

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