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#1 Nathaniel C. T. Jackson

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 09:28 PM

Hey Guys n Gals,


I was on a shoot up in Gunnedah for a few weeks and during the down time I watched a bunch of BTS stuff from films. One of the films that cought my attention was the BTS for GIJoe Retaliation.


Check out the clip at 14:10


Hes holding the mattebox. You can see him doing it a whole buch through the video.


So, have you guys seen the technique of the steadicam op in the fight scenes?

Is this sort of thing common?

Do you Guys n Gals have any interesting techniques like this that are part of your bag of tools?


I thought it was super interesting and very counter intuitive to what I previously thought about steadicam. I figured putting my hands anywhere but the grip was totally off limits but I guess if it gets the shot, it gets the shot.


Anyway, thought it was interesting and thought I'd share :)

Nat J

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#2 Ken Nguyen

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:50 PM

I learned this from my mentor.

This is a very effective technique to mimic handheld shot.

The result shot is much better and smoother.




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