I am a somewhat new Steadicam operator in Switzerland. I'm working with only a Steadicam Pilot, but it fits well in my market. I also am using the Flyer vest as I find it more comfortable. Already though I have worked many jobs with DSLR rigs, which is what I hope to work with for a year or two when I can move up into a big market. I have also just bought other accessories too, so now I have most of the gear an operator should (I hope )
I will also be going to a workshop when they come back in Switzerland or France. But for now I am being helped by other operators.
The only accessory that I am missing in my equipment is a follow focus. Up until now my clients have not wanted one. But I think if I am to be a full time operator some day I must take this step and buy one.
There is a focus puller in my area who also is newer (but very good of course!) who wants to work with me. This could mean we each only pay for half of the follow focus and also gives us both more business.
I am not sure though how a company will see this though. I can not do this if they do not pay more to have a focus puller with. Will most clients have a focus puller already, and not want to pay more for one with the operator, or might they pay more for somebody who works only with myself and has good experience in that area?
Thank you for your help, I hope to one day be working with you!
BEA. Sorry also for my bad english! I hope you can understand OK!
Hans "Hansi" Roth
Edited by Hans Roth, 09 March 2011 - 11:49 AM.