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

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Section Eleven

unique environments and requirements: special skills, gear, and accessories

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wind, rain, heat, cold

Wind

Wind is the invisible enemy of the Steadicam. Even the slightest breeze can alter your precise framing and ruin the shot. But there are several things you can do to minimize its effect.

Keep the wind off the rig

First and foremost is to try to keep the wind from hitting your rig in the first place. Typically, operators have a grip hold a “4-by” solid or double net next to the rig to keep the wind from hitting it. The challenge is for the grip to keep the solid in the right spot as you move about and as the direction ...

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