The Steadicam (R) Operator's Handbook, Paperback / softback Book

The Steadicam (R) Operator's Handbook Paperback / softback


Both informational and inspirational, THE STEADICAM (R) OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK is the number one comprehensive guide to becoming a successful owner and operator of the Steadicam.

Packed with interviews and instruction by the world's premier Steadicam professionals, this book will get you up and running with your rig in no time.

You will learn a wide range of practices for the Steadicam, including the physics and balancing through a series of step-by-step line dances and practice shots, to the most personal aspects of filmmaking-how individual operators make creative and practical decisions using this unique camera support system.

You will also learn the business side of a Steadicam career, from buying your best rig to negotiating deals with producers and unit production managers.

Also included are observations and anecdotes-inspirational, funny, instructive, and cautionary-written by a number of other experienced Steadicam operators around the world, including the legendary inventor of the Steadicam himself, Garrett Brown.

THE STEADICAM (R) OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK is both a master class and a master reference for all camera operators and directors who want to move the camera well. Updated movie examples and ample coverage of new technologies and accessories, including Garrett Brown's new invention, The Tango (R) and using a Steadicam for filming 3DOffers a complete course in itself: whether you're a novice or experienced Steadicam operator, you can use this book to build your skill set and move forward in your careerCompanion website (available here at provides exclusive video instruction and interviews from Steadicam pros


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 458 pages, 1300 Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Film, TV & radio
  • ISBN: 9780240823805

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