Having just spent £8k on all my gear including camera I am pretty much out of cash for training since I live a long way from London, so until the Calumet training comes to Northern England I just have these message boards and the excellent Steadicam Operators Handbook to help me.
So I have a few questions.
As I will be shooting quite a few walk and talk shots how do you use the focus? Auto or Manual (I can't afford the remote focus)
I find walking a problem, I keep wanting the camera infront of my body, should it be in line with my left shoulder. I am currently reading the handbook on this matter but would like any other tips on this.
On setting up the pilot arms I noticed that once loaded they were both pointing slightly downwards from horizontal. I adjusted the lift as instructed but when I tried adjusting the arm nearest to me I found even on maximum lift it was just say getting level. Is there anything else I can do? My cam is just a Sony Z5 with external mic.
Edited by Alan Chapman, 26 April 2009 - 02:52 PM.