Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Steadicam Operator on Hugo

This shot near the end of the recent film Hugo is pretty amazing. It is a very involved continuous take requiring precise actor timing and blocking, but also requiring incredible skill on the part of the steadicam operator and focus puller.

The operator has mounted a GoPro camera atop the steadicam rig to give us a wide angle view during the shot. I was impressed also by the smoothness of the transition from the steadicam push at the end to the digital zoom that takes over to finish out the scene. Watch the BTS and the finished scene here.