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#1 Ryan Brooks

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:54 PM

Hello fellow operators-


So I have kind of an odd request.  I'm trying to a specific shot from a movie and the operator.  I've only seen the shot once on the internet and I'm not sure how to find it again.  I apologize if there is a better way to search for something like this.  This was the best way I could think of after searching the internet.  Here is the best description I can give.


Its a long oner that covers several floors of a building, which I believe is suppose to be a police department including an elevator and escalator, and finally ends in a morgue looking at a body.  It involves two detectives I believe and an older female (Unfortunately I don't remember any of the actors/actresses names).  I can remember bits about the shot.  Sometimes when they would round a corner the female would walk straight and the detectives would course correct her.  There was also a substantial amount of dialogue, mostly from the female actress.


That's kind of all I can remember.  Any help is appreciated.  Looking to add the film to my library.  Thanks again.  Safe Flying.



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#2 William Demeritt

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:59 PM

Raising Cain

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#3 Ryan Brooks

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

That's it!  Thank you so much Mr. Demeritt.  Really appreciate you taking the time to post the shot also.

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#4 Jarrett P. Morgan

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:57 PM

Just wanted to add:

This is my favorite shot ever I think. When in film school I wrote a paper about it. One of the shots that made me want to be a steadicam operator!


Be sure to watch the shot commentary from Larry McConkey that is also on SteadiShots. Really great.

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#5 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:05 PM

Wow! the commentary is just amazing! http://www.steadishots.org/shots_detail.cfm?shotID=304 

I love how elevator throw steadicams around when they start and stop. Had the issue once on a music video. Now I know how to hide it.

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#6 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:45 PM

Hi everyone 

I was at that workshop where Larry spoke about that shot . For me the joy ,the passion in Larry's voice about how he was able to make the shot work not only for the director but also add to the scene is outstanding and not just go through the numbers is what love about this video .

Thank you Larry for being so open on your approach to how you did this outstanding shot .

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