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Overview

Written by the inventors of the Steadicam, THE STEADICAMr OPERATING HANDBOOK is a one-of-a-kind guidebook to operating a Steadicam (which is a special camera harness used to create smooth camera shots in film and video). This heavily illustrated full-color book guides the reader through identifying the parts, assembling, balancing, and working with a Steadicam rig. Steadicam equipment was once terribly expensive, but new technology has dropped the price and made the equipment widely available to lower budget productions. As a result, being able to use a Steadicam has become an essential sill in the toolkit of any camera operator.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Steadicam® Operator's Handbook is the most comprehensive and complete text available on Steadicam equipment and operation. It is essential reading for beginners and experienced operators alike."
-Dan Kneece, President of the Society of Steadicam Operators

"Precision is key when it comes to pulling off a successful Steadicam shot, and it is also the best word to describe what makes The Steadicam Operatorâ?Ts Handbook essential reading. Written by veteran operators Jerry Holway and Laurie Hayball, it is a treasure trove of specific, detailed information regarding the theory and practice of Steadicam operation.Intelligent but not dryly academic, and complete but never overwhelming, The Steadicam Operatorâ?Ts Handbook is a must." - Jim Hemphill, American Cinematographer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240823805
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/3/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 342,127
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 2.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Holway has been a Steadicam operator for 30 years, with many feature film credits including Donnie Brasco, As Good as it Gets, Rounders, The Apostle, All the Pretty Horses, and Reign Over Me. Over the past 18 years, Jerry has been the head instructor at more than 60 week-long Steadicam workshops worldwide. He is generally regarded—along with Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam—as one of the premier Steadicam workshop instructors in the world.

Laurie Hayball has been a Steadicam operator and workshop instructor for 15 years. She earned a degree in Motion Picture and Television from UCLA’s School of Fine Arts. Her training as a cinematographer brings a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of media production, especially as it pertains to visual storytelling. Laurie is the author of The Infrared Photography Handbook, The Advanced Infrared Photography Handbook, and How to Photograph Your Baby's First Year, all published by Amherst Media.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Cut. Print. Great.
The history of the Steadicam is pretty well known
How to begin

SECTION ONE: the Steadicam® and its parts
Wearing the Steadicam®
Basic Physics
Getting to know the rig: Basic Steadicam terms
Build the Steadicam
Four balancing acts
Static balance
Dynamic balance

SECTION TWO: getting started
Putting on the Steadicam
Moving with the rig
The right touch
Starting and stopping
The camera's path
Making the switch
Variations on the line dance
Memorizing the shot

SECTION THREE: beyond the basics
Low mode
Navigation
Keeping the camera level
Steadicam posture
General health and operating
Women and Steadicam
Are you ready?
My big break by Dan Kneece

SECTION FOUR: Steadicam® and filmmaking
Basic shot design
Take after take by Janice Arthur
your role as storyteller
Point of view
Moving composition
Strong camera moves

SECTION FIVE: movement techniques
Would you care to dance?
Moving through space
Floating the camera
No second takes by Peter Abraham
Putting the rig on the other side
Negotiating tight spaces
Running with a rig

SECTION SIX: framing techniques
More on operating
Framing corrections
Precise framing techniques
Lock offs
Whip pans
Longer lenses
Zoom lenses
Pass-bys
Telling the story

SECTION SEVEN: getting to work
Accessories
Focus pulling
Preparing for a shoot
Communication
Using grips wisely

SECTION EIGHT: extending the range of movement
Inventing the wheel
Configuring the rig
Flying with a motorized stage
Inertial augmentation and balance
Gyros Vertical control
Arm posts

SECTION NINE: extending the range of options Steadicam® and vehicles
To ride or not to ride?
Hard mount or soft mount
Safety, speed, communication
Types of vehicles
Endurance by Brant Fagan
Vehicles to avoid
Turkish helicopter by Jacob Bonfils
Interesting vehicles we like

SECTION TEN: the business side of Steadicam
Buying a Steadicam
Negotiating your deal
Advertising Insurance

SECTION ELEVEN: unique environments and requirements
Weather alerts
Survivor No. 1 by Scott Lakey
Documentaries and industrials
Capturing reality by Chris Fawcett
Video and Steadicam Steadicam and live TV by Lars Riis
Heavy cameras
Unintended consequences
Lightweight rigs
Steadicam light by Garrett Brown
Lightweight Steadicam
Garrett's big night out

SECTION TWELVE: the experienced operator
The right attitude
Additional concerns
How do we get this shot? by Charles Papert
Breaking the rules
The emotional stuff
Long shots
A great walk and talk
The long Steadicam shot by Larry McConkey
Camera Darwinism ...and Action!

CONCLUSION
How was it?
Acknowledgments
DVD References
Websites

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