Before Garrett Brown invented the Steadicam in the 1970s, bulky film equipment had to be mounted on dollies and pushed along tracks if the director wanted a smooth, natural shot. Besides the enormous amount of space a dolly and tracks can take up, the system only allowed the camera to move in one or two predetermined ways through space.
The Steadicam came along and revolutionized the way cameras captured the action. With the ability to move freely through space, camera operators could capture exactly what they saw, creating far more dynamic, intimate, and impactful shots.
Fast forward about forty years and you’ll find that free range camera technology has only gotten better. The modern gimbal system uses electronic stabilization to keep cameras level no matter how you move in space.
The best part about electronically stabilized gimbals? The Kelley Group has one.
Drops, lifts, pans, tracks—with electronic stabilization, you’re guaranteed a buttery smooth shot. You can even sprint with the gimbal (we tried it; it’s awesome).
What does this mean for you? It means higher production value; telling stories in new ways; getting more shots your audience will love; and having more chances to connect with them, inspire them, transport them, and touch their hearts.
It’s not just a new piece of equipment. It’s a new way of capturing your story. And we want to help you tell it.