This amazing Steadicam shot comes from the video of a foreign pop star’s concert.
I saw it posted somewhere long ago and had told many people about it immediately after seeing it, but was never able to find it again. For the sake of always having it available, I wanted to post it here and so that other people can get the opportunity to see how incredibly awesome this shot is.
It starts with a slight dutch roll until the camera reaches the stage, at which point, the Steadicam Operator hops on stage, punches in a zoom, and circles him multiple times. Then after the 3rd rotation, the camera exits, popping off a beautiful shot of the guitarist along the way.
And all it took was a Steadicam Operator riding a segway with a camera assistant running next to him.
I’m amazed by the practice, commitment, and skill that both the camera operator and assistant have to pull off something like this. It takes a level of talent and dedication to a craft for a shot as dynamic as that one.
Head on over to the Pro Video Coalition to see additional videos of some behind the scenes footage of the steadicam operator and camera assistant practicing the shot.