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 at steadishots.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
More at: behance.net/gallery/18362139/FUTURAMA-3D-part-1
Music: Alan Silvestri - “Forrest Gump Suite” (fragment)
Software: 3dsmax, Nuke, Photoshop, After Effects
Tools : Multiscatter plugin, Ghost Town script, Poly FX script
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Directed, Filmed and Edited by: RussellHoughten.com
Assistant camera/edit: James Messina
A Cosmic Gift
“Dreams of the Sea”
Red BTS vimeo.com/100021445
The berrics - Artist Statement
All donations to the tip jar will be donated to Los Angeles County Animal Shelters.
My friends and I traveled from west hollywood to saline valley. The wash we camped in was roughly 100 miles from electricity, paved roads, cell phone reception etc. and the majority of us had never even been camping. Crazy trip and fun experience.
I’d like to thank:
-The Black Keys
Colin Furze is a plumber by day - but in his spare time he retreats to his garage and invents all manner of weird and wonderful contraptions, like the Jet Bike and World’s Fastest Mobility Scooter. He also holds the Guinness World Record for the World’s Fastest Pram, Longest Motorbike and biggest Bonfire!
Made for the BBC
Directed by David Beazley
Cameraman Max Brill
Sound Design Axle Cheeng
Customer: I want a nice chocolate cake for my young son, and he likes trucks, so could you maybe do a little frosting picture of a truck on the top?
Cake Boss: SOS WHAT WES GUNNA DO IS MAKE A GIANT TRUCK ENTIRELY OUTTA RICE CRISPIES AND COVA DAT IN FONDANT AND IZ GUNNA SHOOT SPARKS AND CATCH FIYAH, POSSIBLY KILLIN YOUR SON IN DA PROCESS.