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#1 Steven Acton

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 03:43 PM

Hello all im a very green operator but have just seen the movie ive just operated on appear in IMDB ,http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0382222/ does this mean ive made it and the work will come flooding in ;-) .


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#2 Steven Acton

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 11:13 AM

Hello all  im a very green operator but have just seen the movie ive just operated on appear in IMDB ,http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0382222/  does this mean ive made it and the work will come flooding in  ;-)  .


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#3 RobVanGelder

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 12:25 PM

How do you think we can reply to such a question?
Next time ask something relevant or intelligent or honestly "green"!
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#4 David Allen Grove

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 01:40 PM

Congratulations on your first credit!

(I knew you were just kidding, Steve, I saw the eye wink!)
You have to look for the winks and smiley faces.. WARS and people have been killed just because someone missed seeing a smiley face or an eye wink!
(ok maybe not killed)

Doing my part to prevent war. :lol:
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#5 Steven Acton

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 02:14 PM

Congratulations on your first credit!

(I knew you were just kidding, Steve, I saw the eye wink!)
You have to look for the winks and smiley faces.. WARS and people have been killed just because someone missed seeing a smiley face or an eye wink!
(ok maybe not killed)

Doing my part to prevent war.  :lol:

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Cheers David,thanks for your congratulations much appreciated .
to change the subject slightly what projects are you all involved with at the moment anything i should be keeping an eye on


peace , Steve
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#6 Steven Acton

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 02:17 PM

How do you think we can reply to such a question?
Next time ask something relevant or intelligent or honestly "green"!
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cheer up Rob it may never happen.. :-)
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#7 David Allen Grove

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 04:18 PM

Cheers David,thanks for your congratulations  much appreciated .
to change the subject slightly what projects are you all involved with at the moment anything i should be keeping an eye on


peace , Steve

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If you watch the show "Las Vegas" starring James Caan. I shot a bunch of transition shots (wooshes, as they call them) and a bunch of background plates. Some of the Buildings (static shots) 2nd unit stuff. It's cool to FINALLY see my stuff on network primetime! Yippe! Eh, it only took 9 years. :blink: I have to add some of these shots to my reel for the next guild meeting!!! The only thing is I wished I would have had gyros for some of those really long transition shots.. and or my rickshaw. (it was being rented out to Rich Davis on Scrubs... Thanks for the rental Rich!!! ) Whew... some of those shots were as long if not longer than a football field and I had to walk fairly slow too. I was a "little" tired at the end of the day...I should say I have to give a big thanks to Daniel Stilling for that job!!! Thanks again Daniel!! I think I owe him 4 or 5 beers or dinners.

I've also been working off and on a show called "McBride" starring John Laraquette (from Night court) It's kind of like "Mattlock" It will air in Jan or feb. of next year on cable if I'm not mistaken.

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I have nothing 'for sure' lined up at the moment :( so I can't wait till I get to use my new WK back mounted vest on a real job! I'm just using my practice cage at the moment to dial in the vest for optimal comfort. Yippee! (Wished I would have ordered it before the Vegas shoot though! ug)
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#8 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 05:13 PM

to change the subject slightly what projects are you all involved with at the moment anything i should be keeping an eye on


peace , Steve

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I've been doing the Additional Unit days (Both Steadicam and "A" Camera) on Desperate Housewives. The show open on 11-21 is all my stuff.
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#9 Steven Acton

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 06:55 PM

Dave, Eric i will keep an eye out for your stuff over here in the uk, Dave i think i may have already seen your stuff on Las Vegas . is most of your work on tv or film ?


regards Steve
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Posted 10 November 2004 - 08:02 PM

Dave, Eric i will keep an eye out for your stuff over here in the uk, Dave i  think i may have already seen your stuff on  Las Vegas . is most of your work on tv or film ?


regards Steve

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Hi Steve!

I work on a little bit of everything; Indie features, Shorts, TV Series, Commercials, Music Videos, Live tv, industrial/corporate(although I haven't worked on industrial/corporate videos in a long time.)

Just curious, do you have your own rig? If so, what rig and focus system?
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#11 Steven Acton

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 04:12 PM

Hi Steve!

Just curious, do you have your own rig? If so, what rig and focus system?

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Hi David you've asked the question ive been dreading to answer, but here goes

my rig consists of a Glidecam v-16 with a dsr 570wsp and panasonic 7inch lcd monitor as far as follow focus goes -like i said im green , inexperienced , most of my money has gone on the camera. dont think ill of me i am saving like mad to own a "proper rig". with all the bells and whistles but most of my work is news and sport related at the moment so not much call for steadicam work other than the odd (work for experience ) independant feature or short. i purchased the glidecam because at the time it was the cheapest route i had into seeing if i liked steadicam operating or not -- verdict I DO!! so i hope i wont get shot down in flames and hope to meet some of you in the future at a training course ..

regards Steve
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Posted 11 November 2004 - 06:07 PM

Hi Steve!

I don't think ill of you at all. It sounds like you probably have the proper rig for what you do, bottom line. Why spend more on something you don't need?
I didn't have a lens control system at first either.. Hey, this stuff is expensive..

I did attend a workshop before buying the big rig, (that is actually the cheapest way to see if you want to get into steadicam ... unless of course the glidecam is cheaper than a workshop??)

Take a workshop SOON though, so you don't learn any bad habits. Other reasons to take the workshop can be found in the archives so I won't get into it here.

Always do a search before asking the basic questions because 99% of the time it's been asked before.. but if you can't find your answer don't be afraid to ask either!

This group can be a great help.
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#13 Steven Acton

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 07:04 PM

Good advice David .. will try to get myself on a course in the new year.

regards Steve
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