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

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Steadicam® and vehicles

faster, farther, higher, lower

The very first Steadicam shot in a movie was a crane step-off in Bound for Glory. Garrett Brown was the operator,30 feet in the air on a Titan crane. The crane was lowered to the ground and Garrett stepped off to follow David Carradine across a field crowded with 900 extras.

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Utilizing a vehicle with a Steadicam adds a new dimension to your storytelling opportunities. The operator's reach is extended,his stamina increased, concentration honed. The camera can literally fly through the air, speed down the road, hover next to a cyclist, or track with a cat stalking its prey.

All sorts of vehicles ...

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