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#1 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 03:34 PM

The SOC is giving Larry an award. This is from their press release.
Congrats Larry!

"SOC also pays an annual tribute to a camera operator who created a memorable shot that made a significant and enduring contribution to advancing the art of filmmaking. Larry McConkey, SOC will receive the 2004 Historical Shot honors for an extraordinary Steadicam shot in Goodfellas, an award-winning 1990 feature film directed by Martin Scorsese and photographed by Michael Ballhaus, ASC. The Steadicam shot follows Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco, portraying Henry and Karen Hill, as they enter the Copacabana through a back door. McConkey stays with the couple as they move through the kitchen with employees and patrons reaching out to greet Henry as the couple makes their way into the nightclub. The shot lasts several minutes until the Hills reach their destination at a table that has been set up for them next to the stage."
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#2 Fred Davis

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 04:16 PM

The SOC is giving Larry an award.  This is from their press release.
Congrats Larry!


Congrats to Larry!

That WAS a pretty sweet shot.
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#3 Howard J Smith

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 05:10 PM

Hi Larry / guys

Congratulations.

And About time too!!

Also what about all the other stunning shots "Bonfire", "Snake eyes" "Kill Bill" etc.

Larry has been my main source of what is possible and what I can do and can be done with a 'steadicam' - and what I aim to acheve.

Thank you for keeping the bar so high.

I look forward to seeing you soon

All the best and thanks

Howard
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#4 David Allen Grove

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 08:38 PM

Way to go Larry!

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#5 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 03:14 AM

Damn, it took the SOC 14 years to realise what an amazing and inspiring shot that was!!? :)

Congrats Larry; your work inspires all of us to push the boundries of what we can do with this fantastic tool, and your work ethic and generous sharing of knowledge inspires us to be better operators; Congratulations! :D
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#6 David Allen Grove

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 12:36 PM

Brad,

Where did you see this press release? I was going to put a link on the Guild web site but I didn't see this on the SOC website. Where did you see this?
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#7 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 02:07 PM

Brad,

Where did you see this press release? I was going to put a link on the Guild web site but I didn't see this on the SOC website.  Where did you see this?

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I saw it on the Cinematography Forum. Tim Tyler posted it here.
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#8 Ruben Sluijter

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 04:19 PM

Damn, it took the SOC 14 years to realise what an amazing and inspiring shot that was!!? :)

Congrats Larry; your work inspires all of us to push the boundries of what we can do with this fantastic tool, and your work ethic and generous sharing of knowledge inspires us to be better operators; Congratulations! :D

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Exactly what I thought...
In spite of the slight delay in recognition, kudos to you Larry!
You're still one hell of an inspiration and one hell of a fast talker!

Peace, Ruben "Now also wants a damn award" Sluijter
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#9 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 09:32 AM

i have to say that the day that larry came down to the soa workshop was ones of the funiest days there.....(soa workshop kicks ass)
also with all respect to larry i find him to much look like Need flander from the simpsons...but that its just me :P
other thing about larry its that big truck with trailer that hi have for his equipment...u can put ther 3 horse int there......my goood.. :D
and again i dont now where larry lives ,,,but hi came with all his gear to the workshoop and speand a day with us......that talks very high of him and very hight of the people of soa workshop.........


ps david did your abatar is the bass player of van halen ?
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#10 David Allen Grove

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 01:48 PM

ps david did your abatar is the bass player of van halen ?

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Is my avater the bass player from Van Halen? um.... no.. it's Will Ferrall from Saturday Night Live, Elf, um... Old School. You know... the comedian.
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