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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.
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#2 Janice Arthur

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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.

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#3 chris fawcett

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 12:45 PM

Nice one Janice,

Or all 4?
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