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

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Steadicam® and live TV

by Lars Riis

Sometimes the hardest part of being a Steadicam operator is figuring out how to be useful to production

As Steadicam became more common in movies, more and more IV poroducers saw a new way to spice up their studio productions. Often they had little idea how to put it to good use — they just loved what they saw in the movies. It was up to the operators to educate producers to a level where they would understand what to expect and what to ask for in Steadicam work.

Some advantages of having the Steadicam in the studio were not even visible in the program, like the fact that a Steadicam operator can disappear from the floor in a second or two, leavingthe floor open for other cameras. As a result, decorations ...

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