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First, female, film: Building a career as a Steadicam operator

First, female, film: Building a career as a Steadicam operator

March 10, 2017

by Corrine Luthy The first time Janice Arthur encountered a Steadicam, it was love at first sight. The fact that the camera equipment was relatively unknown at the time, especially in her hometown of

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Glidecam – Hand held stabilizer leader

Glidecam – Hand held stabilizer leader

January 12, 2017

by Chrissy Stevens Glidecam Industries, INC., first and foremost, is a company that designs, manufactures, and distributes products within the camera stabilization market. Glidecam came into existence in the early 90’s, and has since

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The Invention That Shot Rocky Up Those Steps

The Invention That Shot Rocky Up Those Steps

December 19, 2016

By Ben Kenigsberg After scouting locations for “Rocky,” the director John G. Avildsen still had no idea how to pull off a crucial scene. Then his assistant cameraman invited him to view a demonstration

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MōVI Pro is Here! MōVI Operators rejoice

MōVI Pro is Here! MōVI Operators rejoice

November 3, 2016

Last night we heard the news that turns any MōVI Operator into what can only be described as a kid at Christmas: finally receiving the toy you’ve been waiting for all year. Except this

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Everything you always wanted to know about Steadicam

Everything you always wanted to know about Steadicam

March 14, 2016

A recent interview that first appeared in the GTC’s magazine, Zerb. Mel Noonan talks to Robin Thwaites and Danny Hallet of Tiffen International about the Steadicam line, including options, usage and how to get

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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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