Jump to content


Handsfree Transporter for No Apparent Reason

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 invalid username

invalid username

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 88 posts

Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:07 PM

Today I was watching an older episode of SF BI De Lut because it has fantastic steadicam work for almost two thirds of all the shots.

For one band appearance, operator Reinhard Steiner steps onto his HFT, but then crawls at a walking pace to the band, does a quick circle again at a walking pace, then steps off.

Does anybody have a guess as to the reason for this use? It just appeared so trivial, especially considering the added danger operating in such tight quarters.

Any perspectives on this that I'm missing would be appreciated.
  • 0

#2 Janice Arthur

Janice Arthur

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 811 posts

Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:56 AM


There are four possibilities.

(Many of these are just human nature understanding not the operator's skill discussion. Clearly you said the operating was amazing.)

1) He had it there and needed to use it to get the rental.
2) He was tired/not tired and it made the slow move easier.
3) He was showing off to impress people or he knew if would be used in the video behind-the-scenes and it was a good show. (We've all done it so not a slam.)
4) He felt it was the best way to do the shot.

  • 0

#3 chris fawcett

chris fawcett

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 1016 posts
  • Europe

Posted 04 November 2010 - 12:45 PM

Nice one Janice,

Or all 4?
  • 0

Engineered Cinema Solutions

PLC Electronics Solutions

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

GPI Pro Systems


PLC - Bartech

Omnishot Systems

Betz Tools for Stabilizers

rebotnix Technologies

Wireless Video Systems

Ritter Battery



Paralinx LLC

Varizoom Follow Focus

Boland Communications