ORBIT DANCE / Production Assistant

In June 2014, during my stay in New York City, I had the opportunity to work with Leonard Retel-Helmrich as a production assistant for one of his famous single shot scenes. Testing the prototype of his latest invention, the Comodo ORBIT camera stabilizer, we shot a dance performance in an apartment in Manhattan according to the Single Shot Cinema shooting methodology, which enables filmmakers to move freely in a space with a camera and take long, uninterrupted shots

I try to keep the camera moving at all times. Very slow or very fast but always moving, even if it is less noticeable e.g. when a person is speaking. Just like the surface of water, which is never completely motionless.
— Leonard Retel Helmrich