Getting a buttery smooth tracking shot requires special camera gear, like a Steadicam rig. It also requires a skilled operator, very unlike the man in this video. Demonstrating a stabilizing rig at the recent Cine Gear Expo in LA, he failed to keep a secure hold on the Arri digital cinema camera it was supporting, …
If you love filmmaking you will love this 10-minute montage of some of the best steadicam shots in cinema history. It's definitely missing some great long takes—like the amazing 6-minute steadicam shot in True Detective—but it's a great summary of good uses of this shot, invented by Garrett Brown in 1971.
Steadicam—makers of all kinds of stabilizing contraptions that turn average cameramen into (seemingly) masterful cinematographers—has just introduced its smallest model yet called the Curve that's designed to keep your GoPro videos looking their best.
A new piece of filmmaking gear was just announced that could completely re-invent the complex process of camera stabilization. It's currently being tested and endorsed by Vincent LaForet, who's given us a little taste of what it's capable of.
Long Steadicam shots have become a staple of Hollywood movies over the past decade or so. Pulling it off involves complexities way beyond the seemingly simple task of walking through a room.
Camera stabilization rig maker Steadicam-Tiffen is making its first anti-shake mounts for cellphones and pocket cameras, including the iPhone, Droid, and Flip. I say it's about damn time for it because I'm tired of shaky cellphone spy videos.
There are few things that make handheld video look more polished and professional than the use of a Steadicam. And this homemade version is seriously cheap to put together.
In the beginning days of image stabilization, you had to spend $15,000 for a Steadicam, and hire a specially-trained operator to run it. But now, Invensense has invented a camera phone image stabilization device with what it calls the world's smallest dual axis gyroscope, boiling it down into a wafer-thin chip. The…
We definitely weren't expecting the Brooklyn Inquisitor. This camera rig consists of a screen, a microphone/speaker combo, a camera, and a steadicam belt. An interviewer sits at a different location and transmits through the screen and speaker. The result is a vivid and quite cool effect which simulates an in-person…