Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Steadicam operator?

Trying my hand at being a Steadicam operator during the filming a couple of weeks back. It's not as easy as it looks!

The camera does stay steady, but the way that you move affects how it 'bounces'. I'm guessing that a ballet dancer would make a good Steadicam operator, but never found out.

I wish we'd had Jay, a friend who works with my son Daniel, with us. But... it was actually very enjoyable. We'll see how good the footage is.

I should mention that the silver 'foil' is actually a car windscreen protector that we cut up to protect the camera, which is black and hence tends to overheat.