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TECH TIP: Getting the Shot with Corey Rich: MOVI Basics Part 1

It’s a pretty exciting time for individual filmmakers. The fact is, just a few years ago, it was not possible for a single camera operator, like you or me, to get fluid, cinematic, Hollywood-level camera movements by themselves.

Today that has all changed thanks to the Freefly MOVI M5, a digital 3-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera stabilizer. Now it’s possible to quickly mount a Nikon D810 to this handheld gimbal and achieve those sweeping, majestic, fluid camera movements by yourself.

In my latest Tech Tip for Adorama TV, I give a super basic introduction to my new favorite camera-movement device, the Freefly MOVI M5. I’ll demonstrate just how easy it is to create steady-cam movements while being a one-man band.

When you pair a MOVI M5 mounted with a D810, and have a SmallHD DP4 in your hands, you will have an ultimate set-up. These three pieces of equipment, arguably more than any others, have changed the game for small-footprint productions, allowing guys like us to be competitive with the biggest Hollywood budgets. Thanks to the teams at Nikon, FreeFly Systems and Small HD for empowering all of us to unleash our creativity like never before.

Hope you enjoy my latest Tech Tip, and stay tuned for more tips on operating and working with the MOVI.

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