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Hustle & Motivate: Steadicam Operator Kat Kallergis

Kat Kallergis is a Steadicam Operator in the film industry who sat down to talk about her underdog story
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OHustle & Motivate, I sit down with real-life underdogs in the world of sports, entertainment, and more. The goal is to bring you entertaining, informative conversations that shed light on how these individuals operate.

Their mindset, how they started, what they’re up to now, and how they overcame adversity on the path to greatness.

The aim is to get your wheels turning.

Realizing that a simple mindset shift opens up a world of possibilities.  Because in the end, you can do anything you believe you can achieve.

Last night I had the opportunity to chat with Kat Kallergis, a New York-based Steadicam Operator in the film industry.  If you’re unfamiliar with the Steadicam, I’ll leave it to one of the pros to provide a proper explanation:

After taking a video production class in high school, Kat fell in love with the art of visual storytelling.  She then continued her education at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she first learned of the Steadicam.

Soon, she discovered it was her dream.

While working at her father’s restaurant, she saved up enough money to attend a workshop where she could really learn the craft.  All in all, it took a lot of time and hard work to get to where she is now.

When asked what shot she is most proud of, Kat pointed to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s opening monologue on Saturday Night Live. A shot that she barely had time to rehearse but executed to perfection.

All in all, Kat’s journey is an inspiration to anyone who dares to dream big.  Her passion for her work is second to none, and she will be the first to tell you that persistence pays off.

Tap the play button below to hear Kat’s full story.

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Thanks for tuning in!

Questions or suggestions?  Let me know in the comments.

Written By

Division III baseball alum (McDaniel College) and founder of Joker Mag. Sharing underdog stories to inspire the next generation.

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