Would you care to dance?

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Steadicam operating has often been compared to dancing. Learning to work with the Steadicam as if it were your dance partner leads to good operating. Employing some dance techniques to maneuver the camera along its path is much more productive than muscling the rig about as if it were a ball and chain that you must drag from one place to the next

Operating a Steadicam is very similar to dancing — ballroom dancing.

For all you salsa fanatics out there, don't get too excited — hip movement is not conducive to good Steadicam operating. When you watch a master operator dance with his rig, the camera does not tug at the operator; ...

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