A ‘Reel’ introduction to Felix – SteadiOp
Welcome to SteadiOp – the home of London Steadicam and MK-V Omega AR Operator, Felix Forrest.
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/
Felix is an experienced, professional and accomplished camera and Steadicam operator. He utilises some of the best and most effective equipment in the world to achieve stunning visuals and cinematography. Felix has established an extensive inventory of filmmaking equipment available both for dry and wet hire for short/low budgets through to full size studio features.
Available for assistance and camera operating globally, Felix is especially experienced in working in Spain, Latin America and the US. Domestically, Felix is able to work anywhere in the UK and has reciprocal bases in major UK cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham.
You’ll find a lot here including quick access to the Steadicam Facebook Group, the most recent posts form the Steadicam Forum, manufacturer’s resources and useful links together with what is hoped to be an informative blog of own generated content and the best related content blogged by others around the world. Please note, that full links and reference to the original articles are always provided.
There is also some content relating to 3D – ask nicely and Felix will share his insight and experience around Holographic 3D production. Felix is one of a very small number of operators globally with such practical experience.