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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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MōVI – a revolutionary handheld stabilized system takes flight

MōVI – a revolutionary handheld stabilized system takes flight

January 23, 2014

With nearly 1 million video views in under two days it’s deja vu all over again for me but just as sweet and special (and unexpected [this fast!]), and for Tabb who was featured

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Steadicam plates for Return of The Jedi

Steadicam plates for Return of The Jedi

June 6, 2013

Told with wit and charm, Garrett Brown executes a first-ever shoot with the steadicam, an impossible, brain-frazzling walk through the woods. Just 100 more yards. My left hand is slippery with sweat. Legs tired.

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Mōvi Should Look To Complement Steadicam

Mōvi Should Look To Complement Steadicam

May 30, 2013

FreeFly Systems MoVI gimbal rig rocked the recent NAB Show in Las Vegas and in doing so awoke a generation of remote control aero designers in to thinking they could design a similar rig

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