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

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Running with a rig

Running with a Steadicam is a lot more difficult than walking with one. It takes a lot more energy and you move more violently. The rig moves more so the vest slips and slides making it hard to operate well. So why run? Sometimes it's still the best way to get the shot.

Always consider alternatives to running. One alternative might be to ride on the back of a camera car, four wheeler, western dolly, or some other vehicle. Another is to let the action or actor come to you and run away, and you move only minimally. Do we really need to be locked on the runner's face or his behind? Is that really interesting? Well, sometimes it is, and running is your best choice.

How can you run well with the Steadicam?

First and foremost, scout ...

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