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Old 03-05-2017, 10:12 AM   #1
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Have you ever wondered how a steadicam works, and how much it weighs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2Be8jzh5Fg

   
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Thanks for that...pretty cool!


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I've been on a few film shoots and seen the big version of these being used and it isn't as easy as it seems in this video. Really hard work, particularly in confined spaces.

   
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I got the sense from the video that (obviously) these guys are incredibly experienced so it's almost first nature to them but for the rest of us mortals, we'd probably kill ourselves try to work with the finesse these guys have...'-}}


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But if the camera survived, the shot we get while walking backwards off a building roof or cliff would be AWESOME.

   
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These days a steadycam drone would be the right option though. No more sacrificing cinematographers needlessly.

   
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PLUS the operator could inflict some serious punishment on anyone/anything that offended him/her.

   
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bo: No more sacrificing cinematographers needlessly.
Indeed...as they are so pricey...'-}}


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There is a video you youtube that shows you how to use a tripod as a steadicam. Also, one for how to make one for $10. So, if you want to go steady...

   
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