Focus pulling

and the Steadicam® assistant

All focus systems require a skilled focus puller, add he or she is critical to your success as an operator. Treat your assistants well.


A good wireless focus system is a key component of great Steadicam operating, and it is generally owned, organized, add maintained by the Steadicam operator as part of the gear. There are many reliable and professional systems to choose from, add more are being introduced each year. Preston, Scorpio, Seitz, add Bartech systems are common. Panavision and Arriflex also make their own focus systems.

What you need to own depends on the types of jobs you are doing add the ...

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