The Steadicam camera stabilizer was introduced to the motion picture industry in 1975 by steadicam operator Garrett Brown. After finishing the first prototype, Brown shot a ten-minute reel of the revolutionary moves this new device could offer. Both Stanley KubrickandJohn G. Avildsen saw this tape.
The Steadicam was first manufactured by the Cinema Corporation, which later branched out into a second steadicam line for DV cameras.
The Steadicam camera stabilizer was first employed in Woody Guthrie's Best Picture nominated biographical feature Bound for Glory (1976) debuting with a Steadicam shot that compounded the stabilizer's innovation. Cinematographer Haskell Wexler discussed with Garrett Brown starting the shot on a flatbed crane and finishing by driving the camera across the set on foot. This technically impossible shot at the time generated considerable interest in how it had been achieved. Impressing the Academy and earning Wexler the Oscar for Best Cinematography that year.
Later the stabilizer became a standard. Being used in many races and chases in Marathon Man or Bound for Glory. Garrett Brown was the Steadicam operator on these projects.
Further pushing the innovations of steadicam operator Garrett Brown on the set of The Shining 1980, director Stanley Kubrick asked the operator to shoot the camera close to the ground. This prompted the invention of the Low mode to mount the top of the camera to the bottom of the inverted steadicam pole, expanding the range of motion and offering creative angles of the system that previously couldn't go much lower than the operator's waist.
Steady cam was also used during the filming of Return of the Jedi in 1983. Stabilizer was used by adding two gyroscopes for additional stabilization when filming the speeder bike chase. Garrett Brown personally operated the shot, walking through a redwood forest, with the camera rolling at less than one frame per second. Projected at 24 frames per second, it gave the impression of flying through the air at high speed.
We have several Steady cam stabilizers available for rent. Full camera stabilizers. Steady cam fully equipped with the best accessories that allow you to work with the greatest comfort. Transvideo Raimbow HD7 Super Brightness monitors for the most extreme sunny conditions shooting outdoors, Teradek Bolt 750, 1000, 2000 and 3000 HD radio links to eliminate the need for wiring to the steering combo, transmitting with zero delay up to 900 meters or focus controls wireless like Arri WCU4, capable of memorizing the paths of the lenses previously so as not to lose a second in filming.
We have several Steady cam equipment available for rent. Full camera stabilizers. Steady cam fully equipped with the best accessories that allow you to work with the greatest comfort.
Super Brightness Monitors Transvideo Raimbow HD7 for the most extreme conditions of sun rolling outdoors, Radio links HD Teradek 300, 600, 1000, 2000 and 3000 to eliminate the need for wiring to the steering combo transmitting with zero delay up to 900 meters or controls focus as Arri WCU4 able to memorize the lens paths beforehand so as not to lose a second while shooting.
Camera Stabilizer Rental
We have several full Stabilizer equipment as well as high qualified Steadicam operators with years of experience in commercial shootings, feature films, short movies, sports and tv shows. We also offer full crew with a focus puller and Steadicam assistant. Equipment available without crew as well.
Stabilizers hire - rental:
Steady cam Mov Cam PRO Max
Steady cam Mov Cam 202a
Monitors hire - rental:
Transvideo Raimbow HD7
Wireless Follow Focus hire - Rental:
Arri HI 5
Scorpio 3 Motors
Video Transmission hire - Rental:
Teradek Bolt 300
Teradek Bolt 600.
Also avaliable complete camera package rental. With camera, lenses & Accs: Arri Alexa XT Plus 4:3, Alexa Mini, Amira Premium, Red Weapon. Master Prime, Zooms Angenieux, Fujinon, Cooke s4, Cooke Anamorphic.