Im a college student and Im about to graduate this summer with a BA on Media Communications. I've been interested in being a steadicam op for a little while.( Since I met Tim Yoder at my internship last summer) By looking at the prizes and comments on steadicam rigs looks like the pilot is a good starting point but Im not sure.
I have a little experience with DSLRs, I own a Nikon D7000 right now. Also Im working at a news station here in town operating a sony cinealta xdcam hd ex3 for broadcasting. I can only afford the pilot for now but I like to know if its safe to start with the Pilot or not?
Im guessing that if eventually I need to get a bigger rig the pilot could be sold or just keep it for DSLR kind of stuff. I just feel like going straight into a 10K - 30K rig may not be wise.
Any suggestions or advise will be appreciated. By the way I just bought theThe Steadicam Operator's Handbook. And if possible I like to attend to a Workshop.
Thank you in advance.