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

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The right attitude

The Steadicam operator may be called in for one day, even just for one shot. This makes you feel a little special — with all the crew and equipment on the production already, they still needed to call you to get the shot.

Don't let this go to your head. By the time you get to the set, thousands of hours of preparation have been done by other, very creative crew members. Don't for a moment forget all the efforts that put everything in front of your lens to photograph.

Motion pictures were made for about 75 years without a Steadicam. You are simply a specialist on a piece of useful equipment. At the same time, we all believe that being a Steadicam operator is the best job in the business. Use your enthusiasm for the Steadicam; ...

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