The Magic of Making Movies really isn’t as “magical” as those outside of the industry believe. It is, in fact, a lot of hard work. The good news is that a lot of people are involved in the production of a movie and therefore, the heavy lifting is shared.
The history of the video camera is a peculiar one. Back in the 1970s, we had cameras such as the bulky Sony Portapack with its separate VTR unit which housed and recorded to large video cassettes. It was heavy! Jump ahead 40 years and we have a tiny camera small enough to fit in the palm of one’s hand. But with the evolution from large and bulky to small and light came some unforeseen challenges. A camera rig is one of the solutions to many of these issues.