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The Handheld Camera

Handheld Camerawork is in my opinion still a very useful tool for visual storytelling. Many DPs argue that it creates a kinetic visual experience. I'm not so sure about the hockie language but I will admit that watching a well executed handheld shot can be very powerful. 

There is a time and a place for handheld work since it is a visual style and a choice. I always question when a director tells me they want to shoot handheld what the motivation is to do so. 

Here's a Master Class on Handheld camerawork by Sean Bobbitt, BSC. 

A Guide to Handheld Camera Operating with Sean Bobbitt, BSC, from the ARRI Workshop at this year's Camerimage Film Festival. CAMERIMAGE, 16-23 Nov 2013, Bydgoszcz, Poland
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