Event Tech Terminology | Camera Riser


(upbeat music) – Hey, it’s Mike with the
Event Leadership Institute, and welcome to another Tech Thursdays where we take a behind the scenes look at various audiovisual
and even technologies to help you learn terminology, equipment, and much more. Today’s term is camera riser, and to help us learn a little bit more about that is Kevin from Clark’s. Thanks for meeting with me. – Thank you. – So, we’re standing in
front of camera risers. Can you tell us what
exactly is a camera riser? – A camera riser is just that. It’s a deck or a platform that the camera operator and
the camera equipment will rest on to give them
a little bit of a height. Most of the cameras in most situations at least your main camera’s
in the back of the room. So, of course, you can imagine they’re gonna have to see over the heads of the attendees. So we put them on camera risers. – Now, you’ve got two stage decks here. – Which is what we’re
calling the camera riser and we look down, the two stage decks are actually separated out, can you tell us what
is the purpose of that? – We do that for one main
reason is camera shaking. Obviously we don’t want
the camera to move at all. So when there’s an operator
standing on the deck, any movement from the operator will be exemplified onto the screen, or onto the camera it’s up. So then you’ll see the camera shake. So we separate these to
eliminate that from happening. So the camera stays still and the operator is free
to kinda shift their weight and kinda move around a little bit. – And that’s especially
pertinent if you’re standing as a camera operator for an event for an hour long session. – Yes. – Standing there like that, it can be hard on your body. So this way you can move around, and you can see this deck will be able to shake around and not affect the camera. So there you go, folks. Kevin, thank you so much for your time. There you go, that is
what a camera riser is. It’s a stage deck
specifically for the camera, and typically it is
separated into two pieces so that the camera operator and the camera itself are separated out. For more information, more videos, check out eventleadershipinstitute.com, and don’t forget to subscribe
to our youtube channel. ‘Till next time. (upbeat bells)

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