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

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Section Two

getting started

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Putting on the Steadicam®

balancing with the rig

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The sight of an experienced Steadicam operator in action is truly awe-inspiring. The seemingly weightless rig anchors effortlessly here and there. The operator guides the rig — focused, intense, yet strangely calm and self-assured.

Walking with a Steadicam is much like walking without one. Once the rig is balanced, the operator mounts the rig on the arm, linking two masses: the rig and the operator’s body. The movement of the camera is now controlled through the movement ...

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