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#1 Martin Hawkes

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 12:52 PM

Just got back from Maine and felt the need to thank Jim, Jerry and Afton for an amazing workshop- if you´re considering a workshop this is real good. Jim set a nice pace and by Wednesday I was thankful for his tall tales about "...shooting boots in low mode..." as the perfect time to get a little well needed rest. Jim Wells stepped up when Paul Taylor had to bail because of shooting delays. I was worried Jim would be alone but who turns up to help but non-other than Jerry Jacobs. Afton Grant´s stoic calm rounded out the trio nicely- dont forget to send me some of those stickers Afton!

We were kindly informed by State Troopers that the steadicam students from Rockport are well known for their "work hard - play hard" attitude. The students of July_09 did not disappoint! Now I remember why Australia is so far away ;-)

Peace out!

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:47 PM

Hi Martin,

It was a pleasure working with you and the rest of the class. What a great, fun bunch of students. Best of luck with all to come, and please stay in touch. I'll try to get some stickers out to you!

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#3 Jerry Franck

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:44 PM

Just got back from Maine and felt the need to thank Jim, Jerry and Afton for an amazing workshop- if you´re considering a workshop this is real good. Jim set a nice pace and by Wednesday I was thankful for his tall tales about "...shooting boots in low mode..." as the perfect time to get a little well needed rest. Jim Wells stepped up when Paul Taylor had to bail because of shooting delays. I was worried Jim would be alone but who turns up to help but non-other than Jerry Jacobs. Afton Grant´s stoic calm rounded out the trio nicely- dont forget to send me some of those stickers Afton!

We were kindly informed by State Troopers that the steadicam students from Rockport are well known for their "work hard - play hard" attitude. The students of July_09 did not disappoint! Now I remember why Australia is so far away ;-)

Peace out!

Martin




Martin,

good to hear that it's a great workshop...
I will be taking the September edition with Paul Taylor!
Can't wait...

What kind of rigs did you guys have available?

best,
Jerry
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#4 Martin Hawkes

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:46 AM

Martin,

good to hear that it's a great workshop...
I will be taking the September edition with Paul Taylor!
Can't wait...

What kind of rigs did you guys have available?

best,
Jerry


Hi Jerry,

All the rigs you would like to test were there: Flyer, Archer, Clipper, Ultra1 and Ultra2. I believe at one point there were 11 rigs- I think there is a class photo with almost all the students in a rig.

Have a good time.

All the best,

Martin
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#5 Martin Hawkes

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:50 AM

Hi Martin,

It was a pleasure working with you and the rest of the class. What a great, fun bunch of students. Best of luck with all to come, and please stay in touch. I'll try to get some stickers out to you!

Cheers,
Afton


Thanks Afton,

We may be the newbs of ´09 but watch out for us on a set near you. We´ll see if we can bring up that student to operator statistic a bit from your class.

All the best,

Martin
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#6 Jerry Franck

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:47 AM

so I shouldn't need to bring my own gear then?
(would be more convenient and cheaper...)
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#7 Martin Hawkes

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:16 AM

so I shouldn't need to bring my own gear then?
(would be more convenient and cheaper...)


Well the total was 11 because some did bring their own rigs. 2 flyers and a pro-vid and Jim brought his Ultra and Afton his Master - just dont touch their vests...

I think that they like it when people do bring their own rigs because they can then be sure that its set up right. But you are by no means stuck with your rig if you bring it. Afton could probably provide more insight.

All the best,

Martin
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 09:11 PM

Just got back from Maine and felt the need to thank Jim, Jerry and Afton for an amazing workshop- if you´re considering a workshop this is real good. Jim set a nice pace and by Wednesday I was thankful for his tall tales about "...shooting boots in low mode..." as the perfect time to get a little well needed rest. Jim Wells stepped up when Paul Taylor had to bail because of shooting delays. I was worried Jim would be alone but who turns up to help but non-other than Jerry Jacobs. Afton Grant´s stoic calm rounded out the trio nicely- dont forget to send me some of those stickers Afton!

We were kindly informed by State Troopers that the steadicam students from Rockport are well known for their "work hard - play hard" attitude. The students of July_09 did not disappoint! Now I remember why Australia is so far away ;-)

Peace out!

Martin

Note to martin from Australia, its great to be home and Free!!!
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#9 Martin Hawkes

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 01:28 AM

Note to martin from Australia, its great to be home and Free!!!


Hey Damien that must have been an epic flight!

That´s really good to hear. Alex and I were worried when you didnt turn up at the lake with L.A ;-)

Hope that all is well.

Be sure and get operating to keep that Rockport_July09 statistic high!

Be in touch.

M
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