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#1 PeterAbraham

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 10:57 AM

Congrats to NBC Steadicam Operator John Montalbano on a fantastically operated single shot today on "The Today Show". This Today Show Link shows behind the scenes as well as a feature on the college video that went viral, inspiring this network version.

You made our Steadicam Ultra look good !

Great job to you John and your able crew of utilities and assistants. Fun to watch and no doubt fun to operate.

Best to you and your colleagues.

Peter Abraham
Director of Technical Services/ Steadicam
The Tiffen Company

pabraham@tiffen.com
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#2 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 11:52 AM

ha ha... awesome job.

The song got old after.. 60 seconds maybe, but it was still fun. I laughed =) Nice work John.
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#3 Kris Torch Wilson

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 12:41 PM

Nice job John. Did you all notice how many T-shirts said 'Producer?' And I thought our show was top heavy!
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#4 Sydney Seeber

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 02:01 PM

He's a Steady-Cam Superstar!
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Posted 19 November 2010 - 03:41 PM

interesting choice to make the switch from don juan to missionary on the stairs

good job
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#6 Kevin Andrews SOC

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 04:14 PM

Very cool spot! Nice shout out from Matt L!
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#7 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 07:17 PM

If you watched the full show, he got a little face time with his kid in a later segment.
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#8 Joshua Miller

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 01:13 AM

If you watched the full show, he got a little face time with his kid in a later segment.


...and used his child to demonstrate the movements of a "steady-cam". Pretty hilarious.

Fantastic work! Going down those tight stairs must have been tough even in a don juan. Blew my mind.
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#9 Bryant Swanstrom

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 07:10 AM

Looked fun. Great job! Nice to see those guys let go.
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#10 Norbert von der Heidt

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:54 PM

Great job and especially when dealing with non-professional actors for the most part. :D

A shame they didn't bring him in with the rig show the folks at home and give him a much better show of appreciation than just a "Thanks to the Steadicam crew"

Definitely a One'r to remember!
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#11 Erik Brul

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:32 AM

Well, would be nice indeed to see John again in the 'live' picture with the rig strapped on. But he got some nice coverage at approx 03:00 / 03:05 where you can see John in the face with the rig strapped on..
The part of the clip outside is supercool, all that crowd..

A GREAT one'er to remember for sure!
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#12 Steve Lanz

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 07:25 PM

Great job, what fun to watch.

Steve
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#13 Tim Fabrizio

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 08:12 PM

FEEL THE BURN!!!
Nice!
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#14 Tim Fabrizio

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 08:24 PM

FEEL THE BURN!!!
Nice!
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 10:13 PM

Real nice, as a guy who works live all the time, I know what he probably dealt with, great job.
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