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#1 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:18 PM

http://www.degreefin...m-operator.html
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#2 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:52 PM

http://www.degreefinders.com/education-articles/careers/how-to-become-a-steadicam-operator.html


I wonder how they put all of that together. It seems like a research assistant with no film experience interviewed a few people to glean the information that shows up on that post.

"As of March 2010, the average annual salary for steadicam operators is $20,000 " - Its going to take an awfully long time to pay for the rig with that kind of income :unsure:
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:46 PM

http://www.degreefinders.com/education-articles/careers/how-to-become-a-steadicam-operator.html



That's some funny shit....

High School diploma required, advanced degree required, $20K/year????? where did they get this crap?
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#4 Fabrizio Sciarra SOC ACO

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:03 AM

I'm afraid they're just throwing a lot of smoke in the eyes just to sell their "online degrees".
Crap.
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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:22 AM

http://www.degreefinders.com/education-articles/careers/how-to-become-a-steadicam-operator.html



That's some funny shit....

High School diploma required, advanced degree required, $20K/year????? where did they get this crap?


If I had known how much there was to be made off this silly job I would have jumped in right after high school instead of getting that degree in Nucular Physics from TX.
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#6 thomas-english

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:25 PM

I dunno, If you consider the rig like an asset/liability. With the amount most Steadicam ops spend on kit,toys, batteries etc. You might find that a lot of them do actually only have $20,000 /year take home pay.
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#7 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:47 PM

Ok . . . I think your all missing the point . . . . .hehehe

Shhhhhhh . . . .DO NOT correct this data . . .

Yes, of course we only make $20 k a year and of course all the other info is correct,

Who wants to start a career that tops out at 20k and is very physically demanding . . . . . . . .

8-)

Just Sayin
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#8 William Demeritt

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:12 AM

Will my GED suffice?

I always heard that it was inappropriate to define something with the same word you're defining. Uses the term "steadicam" 23 times (not including title headings).

I particularly like this gem: "A career as a steadicam operator is an excellent choice for individuals with a strong interest ... the use of steadicam equipment." Really?
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#9 Robert Wall

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:56 PM

I know this is very much later than this topic was started - but you know these sorts of pages ("how to become a steadicam operator...etc" are generated by a bot that pulls keywords from online articles. As noted before it's just to generate hits for the page that's selling online degrees.
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