Get to Know Turner: Melina Savage, Steadicam Operator

15 Aug 2017 - By TW Staff

This post originally appeared on the Turner blog.

Get to Know Turner is a series that goes around the world and behind the scenes with employees, brands and shows to showcase why Turner is such a great place to work. 

In this episode, you will meet Melina Savage, a Steadicam operator at Turner. What’s a Steadicam? It is a “lightweight” camera stabilizer that allows the operator to maintain a steady, smooth shot even if they are moving while filming. It can weigh up to 75 lbs.

The job of a Steadicam operator is not easy. It requires strength, agility, and stamina, as well as the ability to be creative and think on your feet. And sometimes it requires doing that for 12-hours at a time.

We spent time with Melina on the ELEAGUE set, and she shared with us her experience as a female camera operator at Turner, her career goals and why she loves her job.