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

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Documentaries and industrials

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The Steadicam can be a great tool for shooting documentaries and industrials.

There are two basic things to consider: You should move the camera wisely, just as you would in any other situation, and your behavior as an operator has much more impact on the “set” of a documentary or industrial than on a movie set.

The Steadicam can move well and add production value. It can give a sense of freedom and naturalness, which is especially helpful and reassuring to non-professional actors. It can connect spaces and show the flow of processes.

The Steadicam operator can work in spaces too difficult or dangerous to lay track, ...

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