The Steadicam Operator's Handbook, from Focal Press, is packed with interviews and instruction by the world's premier Steadicam professionals. This 2nd edition was written by Jerry Holway and Laurie Hayball, and it teaches you a wide range of practices for the Steadicam, including physics and balancing through a series of step-by-step line dances and practice shots. The most personal aspects of filmmaking are covered, including how individual operators make creative and practical decisions using this unique camera support system. You will also learn the business side of a Steadicam career, from buying your best rig to negotiating deals with producers and unit production managers. Also included are observations and anecdotes - inspirational, funny, instructive, and cautionary - written by a number of other experienced Steadicam operators around the world, including the legendary inventor of the Steadicam himself, Garrett Brown.
•Updated movie examples and ample coverage of new technologies and accessories, including Garrett Brown's new invention, The Tango and details on using a Steadicam for filming 3D
•A complete course in itself: whether you're a novice or experienced Steadicam operator, you can use this book to build your skill set and move forward in your career
•A companion website provides exclusive video instruction and interviews from Steadicam pros
About the Authors:
Jerry Holway has been a Steadicam operator for 30 years, with many feature film credits including Donnie Brasco, As Good as it Gets, Rounders, The Apostle, All the Pretty Horses, and Reign Over Me. Over the past 18 years, Jerry has been head instructor at more than 60 week-long Steadicam workshops worldwide. He is generally regarded (along with Garrett Brown / inventor of the Steadicam) as one of the premier Steadicam workshop instructors in the world.
Laurie Hayball has been a Steadicam operator and workshop instructor for 15 years. She earned a degree in Motion Picture and Television from UCLA's School of Fine Arts. Her training as a cinematographer brings a comprehensive understanding to all aspects of media production, especially as it pertains to visual storytelling. Laurie is the author of The Infrared Photography Handbook, The Advanced Infrared Photography Handbook, and How to Photograph Your Baby's First Year.