Why do Grips hold flags on both sides of Steadicam operators? Is it to break up wind hitting the operator?
Flags and Steadicams
Posted 16 September 2015 - 08:12 PM
Often; yes. Sometimes too it can be to shield glare off of the onboard monitor. But generally, wind (though you can also use nets as opposed to flags)
Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:12 AM
It's generally nets that grips use as a wind break. A flag can all too easily get whipped around by the wind and end up causing more harm than good.