How it's done - The Gear

Steadicam/Trinity/Gimbal

I started my career in the television and film industry as a grip and lighting technician, following a natural progression to video assistant, and finally camera/steadicam operator. And in that 14 year career I have seen two revolutionary tools change the game. The first was the MOVI and the second the ARRI Trinity. 

Arri Artemis Sled
ARRI Artemis Cine/Broadcast
  • Up to 70lb of Camera Payload and up to 110lb of total payload.

  • This Sled has enough power for even the hungriest of cameras. It can also provide power to up to 4 P-Tap-enabled accessories.

ARRI Trinity Rig
ARRI Trinity
  • TRINITY is the first hybrid camera stabilizer that combines classic mechanical stabilization with an active electronic gimbal. 

  • The camera can be moved from low mode to high mode during a shot. The joystick-controlled, fully stabilized tilt axis allows the operator to look up or down during this motion, so a low angle can smoothly transition into an over-the-shoulder shot.

Steadicam G70X
Steadicam - G70X
  • The very best Iso-Elastic arm in the market, it can carry up to 70lb of total payload with ease.

  • Designed by Garret Brown, the inventor of the Steadicam, this arm and concept has stood the test of time.

Betz Wave1
Betz Tools WAVE1
  • A magnificent tool designed by Christian Betz in Germany, it is capable of maintaining the camera's horizon level at all times. It can be used on a Steadicam, car rig, dolly or sticks. 

Tiffen Volt Gimbal
Tiffen VOLT
  • Steadicam Volt™ System; a tool that provides Steadicam operators with horizontal stabilization, giving them the ability to easily transition between fully manual and auto assist modes.

  • Keeps sled in neutral balance: stays level when starting, stopping and cornering.

  • Maintains level horizon and holds tilt angle.

Kenyon Giro
Kenyon 6X6 Gyro Stabilizer
  • Kenyon Labs are the industry leader in developing this technology. The 6X6 gyro is designed to stabilize a camera rig in 3 axes while being small and low profile. The gyro is used on occasions of high wind.

GPI PRO Sled
Tiffen - Exovest
  • The Steadicam Fawcett Exovest™ is a semi-rigid exoskeletal vest that transfers the weight and torque of supporting a Steadicam system into anatomically appropriate areas, without interfering with natural movement.

Walter Klassen Sling Shot
Walter Klassen Sling Shot
  • The Sling Shot Rig v.2 is a versatile and dynamic support system for handheld and electronic gimbal stabilization systems.

  • At the centre of the SlingShot system is a set of elastics suspended from independently controlled telescopic tubes, with tool-free adjustment of upper arm angles and elastic tension to optimally support your camera payload.