Is there an innovator in the steadicam industry?
Posted 03 February 2005 - 11:24 AM
I'm new to the world of Steadicam and excuse my potential ignorance.
I was wondering if there is a person/company/team of people who are the driving force behind innovation with the Steadicam?
Anyone care to enlighten me?
Posted 03 February 2005 - 11:30 AM
I do know that Tiffen manufactures the steadicam (they do, don't they?). Is there a group of people within Tiffen or a single person? Has Tiffen always manufactured the Steadicam?
I'm just looking to be educated on everything I guess!
Posted 03 February 2005 - 11:46 AM
I have a lot of reading to do
Posted 03 February 2005 - 12:37 PM
Posted 03 February 2005 - 04:26 PM
I don't know too much about MK-V as a whole but have heard a lot of good things about Howard and his highly sucessful company.
Just my 2 cents.
Posted 03 February 2005 - 05:08 PM
For that they all receive my unwavering admiration
Posted 03 February 2005 - 07:36 PM
If you don't know what he's done you will and if you do know what he's been doing then you will agree.
Posted 03 February 2005 - 09:51 PM
Posted 04 February 2005 - 08:15 AM
Let's not forget who were the pioneers that not only fostered the early growth of Steadicam, but also led the way in defining the job description (and the rates that go with it) such as Ted and Jack Churchill, Larry and Jim McConkey, Tas Michos, Toby Philips, Janice Arthur, Rusty Geller, Randy Nolan.
While there are many more, and no slight intended to anyone!, let's give credit where credit is due. Sir Isaac Newton gets a healty nod for deducing what made this all possible!
Steadicam is possible because people made the jump from rocket science to the prototype and on to the many pieces available today. Steadicam operators are by very definition problem solvers.
Keep on asking questions of yourself and of your equipment and don't forget to learn something in the process!
Brant "Do It Yourself" Fagan, SOC