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Chasing Saroo

Chasing Saroo

October 1, 2017

by Evan MacDonald How Greig Fraser and Brett Harrison used the MōVI M15 on the award winning film, Lion. Aside from being an amazing true story, Lion has received a staggering number of nominations

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Tony Reyes: Becoming A Steadicam Operator

Tony Reyes: Becoming A Steadicam Operator

June 12, 2017

by Jordan P. Anderson Tony Reyes is a Steadicam operator based in Nashville, Tennessee. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57144b28746fb921f7212b5c/t/593154bce6f2e14cb672aa88/1496405190361/Tony+Reyes-Podcast.mp3/original/Tony+Reyes-Podcast.mp3 He’s worked his way up to the top by putting in the work each and every day. Tony has

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Letus Helix Updated Motors with Encoders

Letus Helix Updated Motors with Encoders

January 30, 2017

by GEAR DADS Almost two years ago we bought the Letus Helix Jr., hoping to use it with our C100 on a few corporate video shoots here and there. But that didn’t happen. Instead,

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Damn Sexy Camera Movement: Hands on with MōVI Pro Gimbal

Damn Sexy Camera Movement: Hands on with MōVI Pro Gimbal

December 16, 2016

by Chase Jarvis Cinema / video camera innovation over the last few years has largely centered around moving the camera. From jibs, to sliders, to drones and gimbals — all with the aim to

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Creating the MōVI Pro

Creating the MōVI Pro

December 5, 2016

Behind the scenes look at how we did it… by Tabb Firchau We started working on MōVI Pro officially on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015. Its code name was ‘Project Meerkat’. We kicked off the

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A New Age with FreeFly: Move with the MōVI Pro

A New Age with FreeFly: Move with the MōVI Pro

November 7, 2016

by Shane Hurlbut, ASC The MōVI has changed the way I create as a storyteller, allowing me to capture the emotion of a scene in ways I never could before. The MōVI has become

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40 years of Steadicam: The device that changed filmmaking forever

40 years of Steadicam: The device that changed filmmaking forever

November 2, 2016

by Simon Wyndham Forty years ago, Garret Brown came up with an unwieldy looking invention that promised to provide silky smooth shots without the use of dollies. Still at the top of its game

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Want to Be a Steadicam Operator? Start With These 5 Tips

Want to Be a Steadicam Operator? Start With These 5 Tips

September 9, 2016

by Evan Jackson Leong There’s no better way to learn Steadicam than to practice, but you need to begin with the basics. Steadicam operating is a true craft that can take a lifetime to

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How We Made Akira

How We Made Akira

July 29, 2016

by Tabb Firchau Get an inside look at the creative process we use at Freefly to develop new MōVI firmware. Our Creative Process One of the things I really love about working at Freefly

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How to Film Over Your Shoulder for Hours With a DJI Ronin Gimbal Mounted to a Steadicam

How to Film Over Your Shoulder for Hours With a DJI Ronin Gimbal Mounted to a Steadicam

April 6, 2016

by Eric Phillips-Horst When asked to help document two guys who are walking every street in the five boroughs, I knew I’d be shooting on foot for hours—and would need a better solution for

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