The Steadicam® Operator's Handbook Paperback – 25 Sep 2012
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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
About 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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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.
I think this is a great book for every Steadicam Op to have in their collection, and maybe even people who are just interested in filmmaking and would like to know more about one of the popular tools used for smooth camera movement in both big and small budget films.
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