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

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Moving through space

tracking, stairs, sitting, speed

Every Steadicam shot presents its own unique challenges. Many Steadicam moves require specific skills and special setups. Let's explore some techniques that will make your operating easier and more precise.

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Tracking shots

Steadicam is a great tool for tracking shots. The operator can make small framing corrections with-out introducing angular changes. This is accomplished by using the reach of the arm — placing the Steadicam in space with the arm hand. The background doesn't race and the audience focuses on the actors in the foreground. The operator can also adjust if the talent gets off the ...

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