The use of a steadicam allows to create astonishing visual and emotional moving shots and offers freedom to the director and the DP to place and move the camera where and when they want in order to tell their story.
Shots like the 3 min. Copacabana shot from Goodfellas (1990, Dir. Martin Scorsese) or the 5 min. Beach at Dunkirk shot from Atonement (2007, Dir. Joe Wright), the shots in The Shining (1980, Dir. Stanley Kubrick) are some examples for great storytelling shots and their influence on the perception of the film.
A spot that is really important for me.
I had the opportunity to work on a spot for Fairtrade Luxembourg to raise awareness about fair fashion and why it is important to buy fair fashion.
Spot: Fairtrade Luxembourg
Rethink your clothes
Dir. Stefan Scalla
DoP: Marco Jahn
Steadicam: Oliver Waldbillig
TV-Movie I worked on in 2018
Dir.: Markus Sehr
DOP: Andreas Köhler
Watch the movie until : 21.04.19
From January 2019 I will have an upgrade on my rig with the steadicam Volt™, a horizon and tilt axis stabilizer on the gimbal of the steadicam.
Windy conditions, complex moves,... will be no problem anymore and the Volt allows to concentrate more on the shot and framing itself.
Commerical I worked in 2018 on as DoP and Steadicam Operator
Dir. Julien Marcy
Dir.: Lance Daly
DOP: Declan Quinn
Steadicam (among others): Oliver Waldbillig
Over the last 5 days I had an intense steadicam workshop with some of the best steadicam operators in the industry (Larry McConkey, Peter Robertson, Alex Brambilla, Patrick de Ranter and Valentin Monge).
It was a great experience, I learned so much and met really amazing people.
Finally you can watch my short Adieu! Katja, Bonjour Tristesse from 2014 for free on vimeo.