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Favorite Steadicam Tracking Shots


#1

My favorites are:



Goodfellas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgcSlZFGE1A



Hard Boiled

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Carlito’s Way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pI9QOfa8S4



Boogie Nights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYJnNgyx5Uw



Touch of Evil

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#2

Atonement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAQzcFTMuyI



Kill Bill - House of Blue Leaves



Children of Men


#3

[quote=“Bad Max”]
Touch of Evil

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This can’t be avoid, the most impressive of all time.



I have to add The Shining in the labyrinth OF COURSE.


#4

Taxi Driver - The pimp massacre, that’s what I call it anyways.


#5

Right ! I forgot this one, any Marty stead shots are awesome.



Oh and in The Shining, a very impressive one too : when Danny is driving his toy car, this one is awesome, especially with the sound of the floor or of the carpet.


#6

I’d say that scene in Magnolia which was filmed in the corridors of that TV station. Pretty impressive.


#7

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
Right ! I forgot this one, any Marty stead shots are awesome.



Oh and in The Shining, a very impressive one too : when Danny is driving his toy car, this one is awesome, especially with the sound of the floor or of the carpet.
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Yeah, I agree. I forgot to put that on my list.


#8

Wasn’t Kubrick the first guy to use one when he filmed The Shining?


#9

No, Touch of Evil came out before Shining. Tracking/dolly shots have been used since the silent era.


#10

"The steadicam was invented in the early 1970s by inventor and cameraman Garrett Brown, who originally named the invention the “Brown Stabilizer”. After completing the first working prototype, Mr. Brown shot a 10-minute demo reel of the revolutionary moves this new device could produce.



The reel was seen by numerous directors, including Stanley Kubrick and John Avildsen. Avildsen directed Rocky in 1976, one of the first movies to feature steadicam shots. The Steadicam was first used in the biopic Bound for Glory, while Kubrick would use the Brown Stabilizer in his 1980 film The Shining."



try harder next time you little brat.


#11

So you’re still wrong.





Wasn’t Kubrick the first guy to use one when he filmed The Shining?


#12

[quote=“Bad Max”]
So you’re still wrong.





Wasn’t Kubrick the first guy to use one when he filmed The Shining?
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I was asking a question. You were stating (facts) while trying to appear to be someone who actually knows something. You were wrong. I wasn’t - because I was asking a question.


#13

Dolly’s was used in the silent era. That’s a fact.


#14

Kubrick was actually the first director to use the steadycam, Kilgore is right.



Dolly and tracking shots aren’t the same as the steadycam. :wink:


#15

Guys the steady cam was first seen in Citizen Kane, I heard it in the Roger Ebert commentary!


#16

[quote=“Bad Max”]
Dolly’s was used in the silent era. That’s a fact.
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Dollies WERE used in the silent era. That is a fact. This lesson in English grammar is free of charge.


#17

http://www.garrettcam.com/camsSteadicam.php


#18

[quote=“Kilgore Trout”]
Dollies WERE used in the silent era. That is a fact. This lesson in English grammar is free of charge.
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The lesson in being an asshole too? :wink:


#19

[quote=“Bad Max”]
The lesson in being an asshole too? :wink:
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absofuckinglutely.


#20

[quote=“Kilgore Trout”]
the steadicam was invented in the early 1970’s. Fuck Roger Ebert. He should have died too.
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You don’t know more than him! The fucking steady cam shot originated in Citizen Kane! The opening shot of the film is enough proof!