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The Steadicam® Operator's Handbook

The Steadicam® Operator's Handbook [Kindle Edition]

Jerry Holway , Laurie Hayball
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"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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The next best thing to an intensive training workshop on how to use the Steadicam® and become a successful owner-operator, this book brings together interviews and instruction by the world's premier Steadicam professionals to get you up and running with your rig and to improve. The revised edition offers video interviews and footage showing the Steadicam in action on the book's companion website bringing this instruction one step closer to in-person training. Learn all aspects of Steadicam operating in one comprehensive package with hours of video on the website and over 1300 full-color photos and illustration.

Both informational and inspirational, THE STEADICAM® OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK moves from the physics and balancing of a Steadicam, through a series of step-by-step line dances and practice shots, to the most personal aspects of filmmaking-how individual operators make creative and practical decisions using this unique camera setup.

The book discusses the wide array of equipment and accessories currently available, and it also illustrates the latest operating techniques and tricks, a variety of strategies for working with others, and the business side of a Steadicam career, from buying your best rig to negotiating deals with producers and unit production managers.

Also included are observations and anecdotes-inspirational, funny, instructive, and cautionary-written by a number of other experienced Steadicam operators around the world, including the legendary inventor of the Steadicam himself, Garrett Brown. THE STEADICAM® OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK is both a master class and a master reference for all camera operators and directors who want to move the camera well.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 193788 KB
  • Print Length: 473 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 024082380X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 2 edition (22 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ID6PAW6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #480,852 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 26 Jun 2014
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Good book for Steadicam operator.
It cover almost everything.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for any budding steadicam operator 16 Jan 2014
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This book is a goldmine of information for Steadicam operators. It covers everything from the basics to more advanced stuff, including some of the smaller steadicams like the Pilot and Merlin. Thoroughly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must for any steadicam op 13 Nov 2012
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The 2nd version of the steadicam operator's handbook contains a lot of what was already in the first edition with a few added stories, some more in depth explanations, but more importantly a whole section on working with 3D rigs.
This is a must for any wannabe steadicam op, I already own the first edition and there are no major differences between the two, 90% of the content is the same but it's still a great purchase.
You've got some of the best operators in the world sharing their life experiences in that book, and each and everyone of these stories is fascinating.
Nobody can regret owning this book, it's the logical first step before taking a workshop.
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic book! 11 Jun 2014
By OMID; TheOmid - Published on
If you interested about cinematography and specific you would like to know more about stadicam. this book will help you to learn more about this style and how to shoot stadium with various cameras and position of body and our mussels during sadicam shoot. its good reference book and also its kind of bible of stodicam in cinematography. being honest it helps you to start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 16 Feb 2013
By krikor yalmanian - Published on
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its an important book for all steadicam operators from new to expert level along with some workshops and training dvd's
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