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Uncanny valley and medium: is digital “too real”?

Uncanny valley and medium: is digital “too real”?

October 29, 2012

William B. Demeritt III July 23th, 2012 I don’t think I can manage to write this post without somehow stepping into the argument of film vs. digital acquisition for motion picture filmmaking. Personally, I

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Favorite shots: “Michael Clayton”

Favorite shots: “Michael Clayton”

October 27, 2012

William B. Demeritt III July 12th, 2012 When people discuss Steadicam, they often go straight to the iconic shots that define our craft without going any further. They talk about Larry’s “Goodfellas” shot without

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The “Uncanny Valley”, success of CGI, and the human storyteller

The “Uncanny Valley”, success of CGI, and the human storyteller

October 26, 2012

William B. Demeritt III June 11th, 2012 In the June 2012 issue of International Cinematographer’s Guild Magazine, Garrett Brown was interviewed about his work as a cameraman and his revolutionary invention, the Steadicam. In

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Myths of handheld and Steadicam time-saving vs. dolly, sticks and planning…

Myths of handheld and Steadicam time-saving vs. dolly, sticks and planning…

October 25, 2012

William B. Demeritt III May 29th, 2012 We should never make aesthetic choices based on economic choices. However, with the economy and industry we work in, we sometimes have to make aesthetic choices based

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Hiring a Steadicam Operator

Hiring a Steadicam Operator

October 24, 2012

William B. Demeritt III May 24th, 2012 Note: this is the first 2 pages of an evolving document I plan on editing, changing, and adding to as time goes on. This reflects my current

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It was the look on their faces

It was the look on their faces

October 23, 2012

William B. Demeritt III May 15th, 2012 Let’s get this blog rolling… My name is William Demeritt, and I’m a Steadicam and camera operator based in Los Angeles, CA. I used to “blog” more

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Viewpont

Viewpont

October 23, 2012

A DOP/Steadicam operator looks at… The Camera Soloist an the Musical Framing Instrument By Jeremy Benning The following is based on my opinion and experience, which may not reflect those of all operators. Edgar

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A few thoughts on Harnesses… by Mike McGowan

A few thoughts on Harnesses… by Mike McGowan

October 11, 2012

Mike McGowan is a longtime Steadicam operator and cameraman. He was the second unit DP of Burn Notice for 6 seasons (lots of harness work there!), and he also shot an Amazing Race season

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The Steady Approach Part 2

The Steady Approach Part 2

October 5, 2012

More with Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown By Ron Seifried Garrett Brown is the inventor the Steadicam. He holds more than 50 patents, worldwide, for motion-picture and film camera stabilizing technology. His creative and successful

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The Steady Approach

The Steady Approach

October 5, 2012

An Interview with Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown By Ron Seifried Ever since the motion picture camera was invented in the late 19th Century, filmmakers have been trying to perfect their shooting techniques. For decades,

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