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

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Section Ten

the business side of Steadicam®

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Buying a Steadicam®

We’ve seen students arrive at a workshop with a full kit of new gear and all the accessories, expecting that operating a Steadicam will magically change their entire lives. Sadly, it rarely works that way. In the worst cases, the student discovers he has no talent for the job and lives in an area that doesn’t have enough production to support his habit. A few years later, the gear is sold at a huge loss, but the student’s disappointment is a lot deeper and more painful than that.

On the other hand, almost every freelance Steadicam operator eventually buys a Steadicam. You need ...

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