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#1 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:57 PM

Congrats Jess on your new Steadicam, well at least new to you. You worked hard and saved hard to get it now fly it like the stud you are . . . . =}

Fly Safe, Talk to you soon
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#2 Pedro Guimaraes SOC

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:30 PM

I remember that day for me too......I know the feeling well......freaking awesome!

Congrats Jess!!

Savor the moment.....soon you'll be sweating your brains out in it!

So happy for you!
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:34 PM

Hey Congrats!!!!!!!!! You earned it Jessica!! Alright!!
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#4 chris fawcett

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 06:03 AM

Great news Jess!
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#5 Amando Crespo

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 06:57 AM

:D :D :D :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :) :) :) :) :)

Fly safe Jess.
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#6 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 02:13 PM

Congrats. What did you get? When you get over the baby the gear stage and you want to pimp it out you can play in my garage machine shop.

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#7 Jessica Lopez

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 01:50 AM

Thanks you guys! It's been 7 years since I did the On-Campus workshop with Peter Abraham back at the University of Toledo. Then in 2006 I was very fortunate to obtain a full-time job at Tiffen Steadicam in Glendale. Ever since then I knew I was going to be a Steadicam Operator. After so much including major knee surgery and the possibility of my dream being over, I was able to stay focused and not give up. This week I purchased a Steadicam EFP that has been kept in immaculate condition by Evan Barthelman (blue spring arm). It's a starter rig and I am already working towards building the kit to handle HD.

I am so excited about the future. Tomorrow I start my first job as an Owner/Operator! I love how good that looks and sounds :)
Thank you fellas! Most of you have been a big influence and of great help in my journey. I hope I can provide the same help and guidance that you have shown me.

See you guys on the forum, at an event, or a Steadicam Guild gathering :)
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#8 Janice Arthur

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:38 AM


Boy that's a good resume.

Wonderful news and I know you'll do well.
Operating is great fun and the day to day, moment to moment, problem solving is really the thing that lights up your brain on every job.

I wish you all the best. Good choice on the rig, use it for a year or two til you outgrow it, then get a better one.

Just remember, and you've picked the hardest thing in the film business.

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#9 Kevin Andrews SOC

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:36 PM

Welcome to the club! And an exciting road of upgrades!
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:47 PM

Congrats! Rock it out, fly with honor, and find a way to transport it on your motorcycle!
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#11 Katerina Kallergis

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:50 AM

Way to go!! Knock 'em dead!
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