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

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Preparing for a shoot

you and your equipment

Before you get there

You need to arrive on the set as prepared as possible. If you have been hired for an entire show, you will probably be given prep days to organize and test your equipment and settle in on the camera truck. However, much Steadicam work is day playing, and you need to gather a lot of information quickly to prepare yourself for the job. If you forget some critical piece of equipment, there may not be time to find it, and they may be forced to find an alternative to the Steadicam shot. This is not okay!

Take the time to find out details about the equipment, location, and script.

Technical stuff

What type of camera will you be using? Will it be exclusively yours, or are you sharing ...

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