The Steadicam Operator are responsible for the technical set-up of the Steadicam system and for balancing the camera on it.
The Steadicam Operator liaises with Director, DP and Actors to set up and perform the required shots. He also works with the 1st Assistant Camera to ensure that shots are in focus, and with the 1st Assistant Director to make sure that the choreography of the shot runs smoothly.
Specific duties will include:
- Operating Steadicam equipment, a specialist system which enables movement on screen while keeping the camera stable
- Taking instructions from the Director and Director of Photography
- Being physically able to manage the heavy rig
Steadicam Operator operates Steadicam equipment, a specialist system which enables movement on screen while keeping the camera stable