A tripod is certainly an important piece of equipment but the camera’s point of view is limited by it’s placement and height. We have always believed that providing the viewer with a variety of perspectives increases production value and makes any movie more interesting and enjoyable to watch. We use several pieces of specialty gear to accomplish this but our favorite is the Steadicam.
Invented and designed 30 years ago by Garrett Brown, the Steadicam has been used in thousands of Hollywood films and revolutionized the way we look at movies. The Steadicam separates the camera from the operator by its patented reticulating arm.
The movement of the camera is minimized producing a steady picture even if the operator is running. It is a necessity for shoots requiring a lot of camera movement such as movies, music videos, events, commercials, corporate videos and wedding videos to name a few.
Moving image can provide its Steadicam Zephyr package and an experienced operator at an incredibly affordable price. The new Steadicam Zephyr can fly heavier cameras up to 25 lbs in weight! For even more stability, Moving image offers the SteadiGimble! Combining the Steadicam Zephyr with the Ronin RS3 Pro Gimble produces amazingly smooth shots in any environment. Once you have used a Steadicam on one of your productions you won’t be able to do without one! Jim Coulter, has been a Steadicam operator for more than 10 years. He has flown Steadicam in Music Videos and Movies as well as Corporate and Event videos. The applications are endless. Any production will benefit from the Steadicam’s unique ability to give the viewer a point of view so smooth and real it will feel as though they are actually there!