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#1 Douglas John Kropla

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 12:34 PM

I got a question for some of the old timers here and I hope that word does not offend but this video was shot way back in 87, I think not sure. The video is the U2 "Where the Streets have no name" Shot in LA on a roof top at the corner of 7th and Main St. Every so often you see the op but not for long and I was just wondering who that was or is and are they still working? Anyone anyone?
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#2 Charles Papert

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:25 PM

I've been shooting music videos for the gent who directed that one, will ask him if he happens to recall. We had a chat about that video recently. It's a classic piece of work.
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#3 Jerry Franck

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:44 PM



you can see the steadicam operator at 6:59
maybe that will help to id?
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#4 Kevin Andrews SOC

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:43 PM



you can see the steadicam operator at 6:59
maybe that will help to id?



Definitely a classic vid. Very cool.

They said the heck with permits :P
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#5 Douglas John Kropla

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 08:54 AM

I've been shooting music videos for the gent who directed that one, will ask him if he happens to recall. We had a chat about that video recently. It's a classic piece of work.



Hey Charles,
who was the director on that shoot? Yeah, that video is on my facebook page and is still one of my favorites.
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#6 Charles Papert

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:03 AM

Meiret Avis:

http://www.meiertavis.com/

I shot two videos for him that are about to drop shortly.

(It took everything I have to not to put ironic quotes around the word "drop" above).
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#7 Russell McElhatton

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:14 AM

Randy is that you?
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#8 Martin Hawkes

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 04:16 AM

Looks like a disguise...
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#9 Ants Martin Vahur

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 02:41 AM

I like how on 4.30 Bono gives a kind bump to a focus puller. And how he was startled by it. :)
Must have been a really cool shoot. Not for producers of course..
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#10 Douglas John Kropla

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:14 AM

Is that Larry M or maybe Jerry H in disguise? The mystery continues...

Edited by Douglas John Kropla, 24 May 2010 - 10:14 AM.

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#11 Scott Jason Gill

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 03:05 PM

Is that Larry M or maybe Jerry H in disguise? The mystery continues...


Larry McConkey did their Rattle-N-Hum film around the same time, maybe it is him.
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#12 Douglas John Kropla

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:08 PM

Is that Larry M or maybe Jerry H in disguise? The mystery continues...


Larry McConkey did their Rattle-N-Hum film around the same time, maybe it is him.


Maybe that pic is keeping the op from coming forward. It is kind of a 70's/80's pornstar look:) But hey those were the golden days of operating were they not. Nobody knew what that thing was, the mystery, the je ne sais quoi of the whole STEADICAM thing was a chick magnet, oh man the chicks must've really dug that long lean operator look.:) They were the rockstars of the industry, day players, coming in with all that exotic gear, doing their bit and then on to the next gig. Jetting of to Morocco, France, Spain... Winnipeg? Yeah Baby!!! Does this thing make you horny?
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:05 PM

looks like he's sporting a Porsche hat also...
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#14 Douglas John Kropla

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:18 AM

looks like he's sporting a Porsche hat also...


Ok so, nothing definitive BUT, in my STEADICAM Handbook I have a pic of Larry M from sometime ago and if I put the dark glasses and a darker stach, it looks pretty close. Is Larry a member here? I hope people don't take this thread the wrong way. I don't want to offend especially since I'm new here. Whoever it was, it must've been a fun shoot.

On another note, when did the credit roll at the end of films start to include STEADICAM operators with their appropriate title?
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#15 RonBaldwin

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:25 AM

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