Balancing your DSLR on a Glidecam

First off, our sincere apologies on the delay… We initially shot this in Orlando with our good friends Matt Buchman, Michael Buffa, and Ed Ballardt but due to a few corrupt audio files we had to reshoot.

So, we’ve received tons of questions about how to setup and use your Glidecam so we decided to put this together. We’re planning on doing another video that will go more into specific techniques so please let us know if you’d like to see anything else or if you have any questions.By no means do I claim to be an expert on this subject so any comments are welcome.


Glidecam Tutorial from Cristina Valdivieso + Jon Connor on Vimeo.

One Week in Florence ~ One Bag

When Jon and I first got together one of the things we always found ourselves discussing was travel. We both have very different backgrounds as far as travel goes… I was lucky enough to travel around the world since my father lived overseas and Jon hadn’t travelled much at all. Over the last year, we’ve been lucky enough to finally start travelling for work and we love it. Usually, when we travel together packing is never an issue… 4 carry ons and 2 checked bags is more than enough for our gear. This time I got hired to shoot with Julie Hill from Elysium Productions in Florence, Italy. Of course I wanted to take ALL my gear including my Kessler Crane Pocket Jib but I knew travelling alone overseas with a huge amount of gear was a bad idea. Somehow I was able to get a tripod, monopod, glidecam, and a slider along with a weeks worth of clothes into one bag under 50 pounds! I was very impressed with myself! I also had a ton of gear I carried on ~ 5d, T21, Kessler Pocket Dolly v2, Delkin suction cup mount, Leathermen, and of course my new Sony TX5.

I decided to shoot an unpacking video just in case anyone needs any packing tips 🙂

View from the roof of our hotel… Can you say AWESOME!