MICHAEL

DeRARIO

CAMERA | STEADICAM OPERATOR
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ABOUT 

Michael DeRario is a Steadicam Owner/Operator and Camera Operator based in New York who has worked on a wide range of projects including features, television (both live and episodic), short films, music videos, commercials and live performance.  His passion for storytelling drives every frame.    The unique ability of the Steadicam as a cinematic tool is what captivated Michael and inspired him to dedicate his craft to the art of Steadicam.

As a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, Michael has worked with many veteran operators who he has learned from and adopted the knowledge and techniques passed onto him.   As a camera assistant Michael worked with many top filmmakers including Steven Spielberg, Roger Deakins, Steven Soderbergh, Wally Pfister, and many other notable filmmakers.   This invaluable collection of experiences laid the foundation for his operating and ability to meet the standards of the industry’s top filmmakers.

Michael is a member of the Steadicam Operators Association (SOA).   He trained at the Tiffen Gold Classic Workshop in Lake Arrowhead, CA in 2009 where he learned under the guidance of the inventor of the Steadicam, Garrett Brown.   From the first time Michael put on the Steadicam, he knew he was meant to do this.    The feeling of the camera flying and the visuals that it delivered brought his mind’s eye to the screen.     As an operator, Michael loves making ideas take flight into captivating visuals and storytelling.   He looks forward to working with directors, cinematographers, and fellow filmmakers to make their ideas come to life.

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Steadicam

GPI PRO HD Sled
PRO Titan Arm (13-72lbs)
PRO Vest
SmallHD DP7 PRO High Bright
Cam Jam Quattro Monitor Mount

GPI PRO HD Sled
PRO Titan Arm (13-72lbs)
PRO Vest
Walter Klassen FLEX Vest
SmallHD DP7 PRO High Bright
Cam Jam Quattro Monitor Mount

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Wireless Focus

Preston FIZ System

Preston HU3

MDR 3

Motors: DM1X, DM2X, DM5

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Accessories

Wireless HD Video Transmitter/Receiver
Transvideo StarliteHD Monitor
Klassen Garfield/Vehicle Mount
Inovativ Scout 37 Steadicam Cart

© 2020 by Michael DeRario.