I am an LA based camera operator/ steadicam owner & operator and I have freelanced in reality TV, live TV, video and film productions since the beginning of 2008. My steadicam system is a GPI Pro and can support any size camera including the Alexa, Red, F55, ENG cameras and HDSLRs. I also include a wireless follow focus system and an HD video transmitter as part of my kit. I have the knowledge and experience for any shooting scenario you might have!
As a reality camera operator, I am able to quickly find a shot that best tells the story, capture it and move to the next shot on the fly. I am able to effectively communicate with producers and other camera operators to get the necessary coverage for a scene and minimize the need to go back for pickups. Either in reality coverage, On The Fly interviews, or formal sit down interviews, I have the eye and skill to light and shoot each situation effectively.
Name: Michael Nelson
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Juice Boss
Occupation: Camera Operator and Steadicam Operator