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

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Section One

the Steadicam® and its parts

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Wearing the Steadicam®:

for the first time

Q What’s it feel like?
A Well, it’s different. Until you wear it once or twice, very little of what we’ll discuss in the book will make much sense to you.
Q Come on. What’s it feel like? Is it heavy?
A It’s going to be a lot less effort than you might expect.
Q Will it hurt my back?
A If the vest and arm are adjusted right, and you stand correctly, it will not hurt or strain your back.
Q So, what’s it going to feel like?
A You’re going to feel some pressure on your legs, but not much. The Steadicam is going to move around a lot more than you might expect. It’s ...

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