For today’s Monday Like I thought I’d share this video I found recently on Vimeo. This compilation of steadicam shots is very inspiring and I think we could learn a few things from just watching the screen direction and movement of these shots.
The Art of Steadicam from Refocused Media on Vimeo.
Invented by Garrett Brown in the early 70’s, the steadicam shot — or ‘steadishot’ — has become one of the most dynamic and exciting forms of cinematography and is one of the most engaging visual techniques in a filmmaker’s storytelling arsenal.
I was inspired to make this homage to the art of steadicam cinematography when browsing the database of “top” clips over atsteadishots.org, which are rated by the community. After locating what sources I could from the top 50 or so, I decided to stick with the order presented on the site (accurate as of March 1, 2013).
While I do hope you enjoy my video, there are many other clips that I was not able to source as well as many great clips that have yet to be rated into the “top” ranks, so please head over to steadishots.org and show your appreciation for the great service they provide.
For a complete list of clips by order of appearance, please visit here: refocusedmedia.com/the-art-of-steadicam/
Alt-J – Tessellate
The Black Keys – Little Black Submarine
Apparat – Ash/Black Veil