For the past few months I’ve been a new Glidecam user looking for info and self-training assistance on the HD2000 system. Scouring the web led to very few useful sources of information so I decided to take matters into my own hands by corralling Tom Howie Glidecams VP of Sales and Marketing at NAB this year.
Tom has been my most reliable source of information through email and the Glidecam forums so when I heard we were both going to be at NAB I jumped at the chance for some one-one setup instruction.
We were fortunate that Schy Gleason from Clapping Trees Media was there and agreed to film the interview with another one of my D7000’s. Poor Schy didn’t realize what he was getting into as we wanted to have him shooting into the Glidecam booth. This meant standing in the very busy aisle getting bumped and jostled as he tried to figure out a system he had never seen before. Thanks for the help Schy.
After a rough edit I was left with over 38 minutes of useful info so I broke it down into 3 parts:
Part one: Initial setup and horizontal balance
Part Two: Vertical balance including counterweights and the “wings”.
Part Three: Fine tuning, using, tips and tricks
Be sure to watch them all as Tom drops little gems and useful tips throughout.