'The Art of Steadicam' Video Celebrates Long Single-Take Sequences
The invention of the steadicam has helped make cinema all the more engaging and visually striking. Garrett Brown introduced the tool back int he 70s and it has been perfected and tinkered with ever since, allowing for some truly amazing work behind the camera. In addition, the use of steadicam over tracking shots and other such technniques has allowed for some amazing and lengthy sequences to hit the big screen. From the unbelievable, crowded scene at Dunkirk in Atonement to long and moving dialogue takes in Before Sunset, and other such films like Pulp Fiction, GoodFellas, The Birdcage, Boogie Nights and much more, the steadicam gets its due diligence in this supercut The Art of the Steadicam. Watch!.
In addition, if you're looking for more shots like the ones featured above, the website Steadishots has an entire listing of films with these kinds of sequences, and they give credit where its due with the cameramen and camerwomen who were behind the amazing work. The above video is a creation of Refocused Media, who used Steadishots rankings of the Top 50 sequences and put them altogether. The reason these sequences work so well, is many audiences don't even realize they're single takes, and that means they're truly immersed in the film itself. See the full list of all the clips used above right here. Pretty cool, right?