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 http://www.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 http://www.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: http://www.refocusedmedia.com/the-art-of-steadicam/
Alt-J - Tessellate
The Black Keys - Little Black Submarine
Apparat - Ash/Black Veil
A spec spot we produced because we love everything Star Wars and Disney. branit.com
Writer/Director: Bruce Branit / Lucamax Pictures
Production: Through A Glass Productions
Producer: Chris Blunk, Michelle Davidson
Director of Photography: Jeremy Osbern
Assistant Director: Chris Weaver
Starring: Darren Kennedy, Alicia Cabrera
Editorial: Bruce Branit
Colorist: Taylre Jones
If you love visual comedy, you gotta love Edgar Wright, one of the few filmmakers who is consistently finding humor through framing, camera movement, editing, goofy sound effects and music. This is an analysis and appreciation of one of our finest comedic voices.
Sex Bob-omb - We Are Sex Bob-omb
Primal Scream - Loaded
Tubthumper - Kick Out the Jams
Rob Viktum- 4/17/75
Pete Woodhead & Daniel Mudford - You've Got Red on You / Shaun of the Dead Suite
DJ Shadow - Why Hip Hop Sucks in '96
There are filmmakers we love and then there's Michael Bay. Even if you dislike him (as I do), Bay has something valuable to teach us about visual perception. This is an exploration of "Bayhem" — his style of camera movement, composition and editing that creates something overblown, dynamic and distinct.
For further reading/viewing, I recommend
Letterboxd user sydney's review of Bad Boys 2: http://bit.ly/1iZe7SX
Michael Bay watches West Side Story: nyti.ms/Vg7ErY
Werner Herzog Talks About Wrestlemania & Anna Nicole Smith: http://bit.ly/VfQ9Iu
The Sound Defects - Take Out
Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story Overture
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong