Quick story, that some of you heard already.
While shooting in NY this past week 01-31-14 my steadicam got stollen in the Bronx. It was loaded onto the truck with my vest and arm case along with all the camera gear and Rf equipment and in the morning my steadicam case was nowhere to be found. As you can imagine, everyone was pretty upset and on the hunt for my rig. I called many of you in NY for a spare rig so I could complete the job for the rest of the week. Two days go by and still no rig, so Insurance companies were called, Police were notified and once the local security working the venue was threatened with the head of our security is coming over there with the police to view the security camera footage in person, not 10 minutes later the head of their security called and said they had found my steadicam, stashed away in a hiding spot by the loading dock. It was total bullshit and on site security was in on it.
I just wanted to thank everyone who made phone calls and came to the rescue on an hours notice.
I'm sure there are a few that I didn't talk to personally but were notified.
and a special thanks to
Mathew Fleishman, Yoshi Tang
and Peter Abraham for renting me your rig and gear. and for coming down to the venue and getting me up and running like a freakin pit crew at Nascar.
I'm proud to say I am part of a great community that is always willing to help out a fellow operator.