Posted 16 April 2006 - 08:19 PM
Glen Steer is probably Australias most experienced TV Steadicam Operator. He has done the same shots at the swimming at all the major Olympics, Comm Games, World Championships etc for as long as I can think of. He had the Zoe zoom controller mounted on his gimble, and zoomed when and where the shot warranted it. The main zoom he is doing was during medal ceremonies where he starts in front of the athletes and tracks around to an over shoulder shot with the nations flags going up and he simply continued his movement with the zoom. And it looked amazing.
He obviousley did have a spotter with him most of the time, but having done the same shots over and over again, he knows the pool backwards. The only little thing we noticed was that the areas at each end of the pool (where the blocks are) were about half the size they were in Athens and Manchester. This made all our jobs alot harder.
The other little thing was that he had a 4mm lens on the camera.