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How to Light a Single Take Steadicam Shot of a Rube Goldberg Machine

How to Light a Single Take Steadicam Shot of a Rube Goldberg Machine

November 19, 2015

by Robert Hardy The good folks at Contra, a UK video production company that specializes in cinematic work for corporate and nonprofit clients, are at it again. This time, they’ve teamed up with the

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Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown on the Power of the Moving Camera

Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown on the Power of the Moving Camera

November 12, 2015

by Damon Wise Ahead of his Camerimage seminar on Nov. 18 the Steadicam inventor reveals his thoughts on the art of cinematography Garrett Brown might not be a household name but in movie circles

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Steadicam Operator’s Manual of Style

Steadicam Operator’s Manual of Style

November 4, 2015

If you are graduating from film school and about to join the countless others entering the industry or are already employed and considering a lateral move within it, consider the following: As you must

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Steadicam Operator Larry McConkey on Filming the Goodfellas Copacabana Tracking Shot and The Early Days of Steadicam

Steadicam Operator Larry McConkey on Filming the Goodfellas Copacabana Tracking Shot and The Early Days of Steadicam

September 11, 2015

The Copa Shot: It’s one of the few shots in the history of cinema readily identifiable by name, instantly conjuring the image of Goodfellas gangster Ray Liotta leading Lorraine Bracco – and by extension

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Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

February 3, 2015

BY JEFFREY RESSNER In Rocky, John Avildsen’s guerrilla filmmaking on the streets of Philadelphia for perhaps the most famous training sequence ever might not have been possible without a great new invention—the Steadicam. “Gonna

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The tracking shot: film-making magic – or stylistic self-indulgence?

The tracking shot: film-making magic – or stylistic self-indulgence?

December 5, 2014

From Hitchcock’s Rope to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new movie Birdman, directors have used the tracking shot to create the sense of a seamless one-shot film. But is it brilliant movie-making – or just showing

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STEADICAM ® IN HAND! A Brief History

STEADICAM ® IN HAND! A Brief History

December 1, 2014

“Everyone knows about your original Steadicam, but I don’t think people know the story behind the handheld version––which is something I’m personally interested in as I’m sure other people will be. Why did you

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Videomaker – Freefly MōVI M5

Videomaker – Freefly MōVI M5

November 21, 2014

by Steve Chollet videomaker.com The MōVI M5 is heralded as a versatile camera stabilization system to rival even the most established solutions. Surprisingly easy to use and armed with a 3-axis gimbal, the MōVI

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Freefly Updates

Freefly Updates

July 14, 2014

We are excited to announce the upcoming availability of 3 new products: New MōVI Controller The MōVI Controller is a professional grade remote system that allows the operator full control over Pan, Tilt, and

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Freefly NAB 2014

Freefly NAB 2014

April 8, 2014

Amazing that just a year ago at NAB we debuted the MōVI M10! Since its launch, the MōVI has been used to capture smooth, dramatic, and dynamic footage on thousands of productions from blockbusters

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