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#1 Tomas Riuka

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:56 AM

Hi,

does anyone know if he managed not to fall ?

http://www.lrytas.lt...410101256084843

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#2 JensSchroeder

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:07 AM

I worked there too and indeed , the colleague managed to jump off the handsfree so that he didn't crash neither steadi nor camera. Actually he was blocked by spectators and press so that he couldn't pass.

Fly safe and 'jump' if it is necessary. :rolleyes:

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#3 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:17 AM

Also see here:-

http://www.steadicam...h...15&start=15

That second still is quite remarkable. If he managed to pull it back after going down so quickly and awkwardly, he deserves some sort of award for best recovery in Steadicam history.

Also of interest, the focus pullers are also riding on Handsfree Transporters, behind the operators. Save their legs for once!
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#4 chris fawcett

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:23 AM

I worked there too and indeed , the colleague managed to jump off the handsfree so that he didn't crash neither steadi nor camera. Actually he was blocked by spectators and press so that he couldn't pass.

Wow, what an incredible recovery he must have made. Thank goodness. Definitely a occasion for brown corduroy trousers.
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#5 Tomas Riuka

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:24 AM

great to hear all turned out well!
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#6 Jack Crombie

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 10:27 PM

Also of interest, the focus pullers are also riding on Handsfree Transporters, behind the operators. Save their legs for once!


Actually they were on standard Segways with the handlebars. I was there as a still photographer and the distances that they had to travel it wouldn't have been possible without both being on Segways.
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