Introduction to the new and improved SteadiBoom

Rusty Amodeo

New member
So, after an attempt to promote the SteadiBoom (formerly called the CueMaster) at a IATSE Local 695 meeting, I found that most of the younger generation had never heard of it. The timing is NOW where it's use would definitely help, if not reduce, injury to rotator cuffs of boom operators. I am new to this forum, and wonder if it's possible to post pictures? In the meantime, this device which puts all the weight of the arm and apparatus on one's hips, with counterbalances, has been used for over 20 years, but, until now, was not available. Extended shots typical on set these days can easily be afforded for 20 minute scenes without exhaustion.