Freefly MoVI & Steadicam

Electro-Fish Thought & Motion has a lot of gear to make awesome motion images. Two pieces of gear we get frequent questions about are our Freefly MoVI stabilizer and our Steadicam.  They are not replacements for one another, but they both do very cool stuff.

Electro-Fish's Freefly MoVI M10

Electro-Fish's Freefly MoVI M10

Freefly Systems MoVI M10

We love this thing!  Electro-Fish was one of the first MoVI adopters and we've never looked back. We've put it in all kinds of situations and have been astonished with the results. It can save tons of time and money by offering shots that previously required a lot of rigging.

We have found that the Canon C300 is a fantastic complement to the MoVI. It will also comfortably fly RED in a more basic configuration and of course DSLRs. Our clients have also flown an Alexa-M, but we'll say that's on the maximum end of the spectrum (you'll need the "light" umbilical cable and lighter lenses so the camera be moved enough to find center of gravity).

In the Longhorn Network promo to the left, we used the MoVI (operated by Chris Elley / Electro-Fish) in tandem with a traditional handheld/tripod camera (operated by Chris Phillips / Texas Crew) to provide double coverage of Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards Ross. Under the direction and editing of Mike Holmes, they worked together beautifully.

 
Steadicam in use on Mumford & Sons video. Visit MUSIC page to watch.

Steadicam in use on Mumford & Sons video. Visit MUSIC page to watch.

Steadicam

Most people are pretty aware of Steadicams but relatively few people know how to operate them well. Not only does Electro-Fish have its own Steadicam, we have multiple people who can run it. We tend do a lot of sports and music with it.

The Electro-Fish Steadicam is in great condition and can handle a payload of up to 18 lbs. For payloads greater than 18 lbs, we cross-rent through our friends.