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Tips for using a steadicam in tandem with a Dolly.


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#1 Gabriel Wilson

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:10 PM

Will I need extra gear for the dolly op? I want to track with someone to a stairway then have the operator step off and follow up the stairs.  Using a Matthews Round-D-Round Dolly. Will this work?

 

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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:35 PM

You can do it, although is there a reason not to be able to just track with the Steadicam?.

 

You need to plan the step off so that there isn't a noticeable drop in lens when the operator steps off the dolly and then goes up the stairs.


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#3 Christopher Santucci

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:00 PM

Camera operator should have something to lean on, on the dolly. If moving slow enough, might be ok without it, but I wouldn't do it without some kind of bar to lean on. 


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