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#1 John Smith Gr

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 01:20 PM

I am currently a camera operator for a regional television station in Manchester England. I am writing my dissertation about the steadicam.

I was wondering if anyone knew of any links to recources about steadicam. I specifically need opinions of steadicam users to use as references within my critique.

Can anyone help me? It would be much appreciated.

Books, online articles, etc. would be a great.

Thanks,

Gr3ggy

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#2 Mitch Gross

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 03:03 PM

Go to this site's sister site, the steadicamforum.com.
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#3 Lars.Erik

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 04:48 PM

As Mitch said, go to that site. As far as books goes, there's only written one real book on Steadicam so far.


http://www.theasc.co...catalogno=11114


I know this book is written by a former workshop participant. It's a book that interviews operators, it's not a "how to" book.

On steadicamforum.com you have operators like L. McConkey (Snake Eyes, Carlito's Way, Goodfellas), G. Brown (inventor of the steadicam), Jerry Holway (Donnie Brasco, As Good as it Gets) and the list goes on.

Good luck in your search.

Also check out this site:

http://www.steadishots.org/

Edited by Lars.Erik, 20 March 2006 - 04:50 PM.

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#4 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 01:22 AM

You should email Garett and see if he'll grant you an interview. He's a really nice guy and I bet he'd be willing to help. I believe you can find his email on his website. garrettcam
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:06 AM

I emailed garrett about 2weeks ago asking that very question but still heard nothing. Ive emailed him a few times since but still nothing.

I can only presume that he is very busy or hates students??? anyway thanks for the help so far guys, if any1 has any other help it would be much appreciated.

Gr3ggy :D
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#6 Alexandre Lucena

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 06:54 AM

Lars

steadishots.org is a wonderful source. Thank for the tip :rolleyes:

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#7 coolbreeze

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 08:52 AM

I can only presume that he is very busy or hates students???
Gr3ggy :D



He definitely DOESNT hate students! He is probably just very busy or maybe his firewall blocked all your emails. There was a series of articles called "Steadicam hits its stride" in American Cinematographer which are well worth a read but my memorys is so bad i cant remember when it was printed sorry - thinking early '90's.
The late Ted Churchill wrote some superb articles for AC on his use of steadicam for films like Bad Boys (sean penn not will smith) in the eighties and those would also be worth reading. Hope this helps,
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#8 Lars.Erik

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 09:52 AM

I emailed garrett about 2weeks ago asking that very question but still heard nothing. Ive emailed him a few times since but still nothing.

I can only presume that he is very busy or hates students??? anyway thanks for the help so far guys, if any1 has any other help it would be much appreciated.

Gr3ggy :D


Try contacing Jerry Holway. He and Garret have been working together for years on different workshops and inventing new gear for the steadicam. Maybe he can get you in contact with Garret. Other than that, Jerry himself is also a great resource. I know he's the inventor of at least one steadicam arm.

http://www.jerryholway.com/
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#9 John Smith Gr

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 04:29 AM

Guys u dont know what a big help you have all been. Really appreciated!

Thankyou :)
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