Carl Wiedemann

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Chicago, Illinois


About Me

I am a freelance Steadicam Operator and videographer in Chicago. I have worked as an owner/operator on a wide variety of genres for over 15 years. Steadicam experience on commercials, corporate, music videos, indie features, shorts, and live performance. Experience operating with Red Cams (Red One, MX, Weapon, Epic, Scarlet), Sonys: F5, F55, FS7, F3, Panasonic Varicams and the Arri Alexa, Amira and Mini and Canon DSLRs (5D, 6D, 7D). Also extensive 16mm experience (many shoots with the Arriflex SR). Owner/Operator with full size and small Steadicam rigs. Wireless focus control. I am based minutes from the Chicago loop. My web site has detailed equipment and rate information and many work samples on my demo page (click the contact tab to access website link).

I have been in the industry since 1995.


Added on 5/24/2017

2016 Steadicam demo: Carl Wiedemann, Chicago Steadicam Operator

2016 Steadicam Demo. Featuring clips from corporate projects, commercials, broadcast tv and music videos, as well as a feature film, a short and a live event. Material on this reel was recorded with…


71 Degrees North Alario Group Atomic Productions Big Shoulders Productions Bunyap Communications Chicago Video Works Concrete Media Group Deboka Films Freydesign George Brand, Inc High Five Entertainment Image Base J-Cut Films Khecari Dance Theatre Leroy and Morton Productions Luminair Productions Madtown Media Miniac Films Norman Brothers Production Craft Restoration Hardware Rumor Films Second City Communications Solid Line Media Univision


Steadicam efp for cameras up to 36 pounds. Steadicam Flyer le for payloads to 19 pounds. Pilot rig for cameras to 10 pounds. Bartech Focus Device (wireless system with Heden motor). Vehicle Mount (Mitchell base, hi hat, wheelchair). Redbyte Downconverter Low Mode cage/bracketry Canon 6D (full frame) and 7D. Panasonic HMC150

Associations / Organizations

IBEW Local 1220