Eric Catelan is an accomplished Steadicam operator who has worked on films celebrated at the Cannes Film Festival and screened in theatres all around the world. Added to his work behind the camera on big budget productions, his expertise and excellence in his field have provided him the opportunity to share his knowledge as a Steadicam instructor. His prominence in the industry has allowed him to gain the respect of the industry’s greatest directors, producers and professionals, including the inventor of the Steadicam, Garrett Brown, whose credits as a Steadicam operator include: ‘The Shining’, ‘Rocky’, ‘Casino’, and ‘Star Wars.’
Having worked as a Steadicam or Camera Operator on over 64 film and TV titles, Eric Catelan has contributed to dynamic and inspiring cinematography. With a long track record of capturing memorable shots and scenes, he has performed a crucial role in improving and enhancing the visual narrative of a great many feature films and television series.
Eric Catelan has filmed many of the industry’s greatest actors, such as Vincent Cassel, who Catelan has worked with repeatedly over the years. Most recently, Eric Catelan was the Steadicam and Camera Operator of the French comedy ‘The World Is Yours,’ directed by Romain Gavras, which recently premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Eric Catelan and Vincent Cassel also collaborated on the award-winning 2008 films ‘Mesrine: Parts 1 & 2,’ for which Catelan also served as the Camera and Steadicam Operator.
Other credits in Eric Catelan’s arsenal include films such as “Irreversible’, ‘Da Vinci Code’, ‘Love’ and ‘Adrift’, among the dozens of other films on his resume. A great many of the productions on which he has worked have won some of the industry’s highest awards from such reputable establishments as The César Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Goya Awards, People’s Choice Awards, European Film Awards, and Saturn Awards, among others.
In recent decades, the Steadicam has become one of the most dynamic and exciting forms of cinematography. It is considered to be one of the most engaging filmmaking techniques. Yet, due to its complexity and technical challenges, Steadicam operating is a true craft that can take a lifetime to master. In light of his impressive credits, it is apparent that Eric Catelan is among the great masters of this craft and that he has proven himself to be among the most gifted Steadicam operators in the industry.