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The Steadicam® Operator's Handbook, 2nd Edition by Laurie Hayball, Jerry Holway

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Introduction

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Cut. Print. Great:

we are moving on

It’s music to my ears — it’s music to everyone on set, because a part of the story has been told. It’s in the can.

How did this little miracle happen? As a Steadicam operator, what part did I play in all of it? What exactly did I do?

My assistant taps me on the back. The DP wants to see me, now. He’s waiting for me; this is not good. We are moving on; there’s no chance here to savor the moment. It’s work. There’s another Steadicam shot for me to do. Music to my ears.

What’s the shot?

Long before I got to this set, I had worked on other sets, other films, commercials, industrials, and documentaries. ...

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