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Behind the Steadicam Work of 'Birdman'

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Birdman--which is presented as if it is 113 minutes of one continuous take--is unsurprisingly a feat of camera coordination and choreography. Sound & Picture talks to Steadicam operator Chris Haarhoff about his challenging work.

Explains Haarhoff, "We kept everything really clean with a narrow profile. We didn’t want this big black thing gliding into their eyeline. This way we could get very close and get the light past the lens and onto the actor’s face. Flares were embraced, but controlled.”

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