Mario Di Leo and Alessandro Di Leo, Cinematographers, The Ready Rig
As cameras get smaller and move off the shoulder, they also get harder to hold and to shoot. The Ready Rig is a very clever contraption invented by Mario Di Leo, cinematographer for shows like Battlestar Galactica, Hardcastle and McCormick, Murder She Wrote and dozens of others. This shoulder-based rig works with small and medium cameras to provide a solid shooting platform, with a wide range of shooting angles from low to high, left to right, even upside down! In this interview, Mario Di Leo and his son, Alessandro Di Leo, explain the benefits of this new system.