The Art of Steadicam via

The Art of Steadicam

I have a large collection of shots sowing the very best Steadicam moves but this one really caught my eye. Its not edited by me and clips are not mine but it really does show and explore how moving camera can add tremendous production values. Thanks go to Refocused Media linked below for their work on pulling this together. This is an extract from the Refocused Media Vimeo Page:


The Art of Steadicam – Edited by

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, 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 and show your appreciation for the great service they provide.

For a complete list of clips by order of appearance, please visit here:

Alt-J – Tessellate
The Black Keys – Little Black Submarine
Apparat – Ash/Black Veil


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