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#1 Joe Broderick

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:10 AM

Stumbled across this at strobist.com


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#2 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 07:41 AM

Stumbled across this at strobist.com


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That's cool. It reminds me of Garrett's work on Return of the Jedi.
Creative fellas. =)
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#3 Richard Patterson

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:11 PM

Hey Joe,

Thanks for checking out the video on Strobist.com.

I was just about to make a post here on the forum to talk about the process and experience we encountered while shooting the video and using the steadicam.

It's funny that you mentioned Garrett's work on "Return of the Jedi," because I think that left an impression on me when I took the course in Exton, PA last October of 2008.

Since I was a still photographer of several years at the time of the course, Jerry voted me the "Most Likely to Put a 400mm Canon lens on a Steadicam" at the conclusion. Well, this video wasn't exactly that, but sure came close.

I worked with Vincent LaForet and the 5D Mark II as his operator immediately following the Steadicam course last October. At that time, my friend and operator, Michael Fuchs, helped me out. So as the months past by and the 5D Mark II movement became more popular, I wanted to try something different utilizing still photography strobes and a Canon 1D Mark III that shots at 10 FPS.

I asked Mike to operate on this one for me because I new if I got into the rig we would have been on set forever ;)

Michael Fuchs flies a PRO rig and we had to devise a small Sony DV camera below the actual lens of the Canon camera to provide his monitor an image in order to navigate. Each take consisted of 450 flash pops squeezed into a 45 second window. We had to make sure no one was epileptic.

The steadicam gave us an awesome look and took the project to another level.
Here is the finished video called "Sinners" by Hypernova:


The "Making Of"

STEADICAMS rock... hope you enjoy

Edited by Richard Patterson, 16 September 2009 - 02:13 PM.

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#4 dash adamson

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:17 PM

cool nice way to light, such a large space..
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#5 Will Eichler

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:32 PM


Don't let Jerry bust your chops too hard. I had the great pleasure to pull focus for him on two shows & he loves the 400mm! Always on the cart and employeed in great ways - though never on the sled!

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