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#1 Mark Baluk

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:52 AM

I dont think this was ever posted here, but its things like this that make youtube a golden place !


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#2 Markus Kuballa

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:20 AM

Solid Gold!! :lol:
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#3 Pete Barta

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:05 AM

Thanks for posting this what's it called? Pure Gold
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#4 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:18 AM

I'm insulted FOR the manufacture... even though I can already suspect the quality of the rig.
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#5 JensSchroeder

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:15 AM

That was fun. The following film was already posted around a year ago or so but I thought it's worth it to give it a second chance and someone did really do a good job on the audio ;-))


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#6 Alan Rencher

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:06 PM

I feel like I should embed that video in all email responses to those who want to rent my rig without me as an operator.
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#7 Mike Klein

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:32 PM

"And then you gotta hold this thing to keep it from doing this bullshit" Classic, that made my morning.
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#8 Tom Wills

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:59 PM

Here's the thing about this video - the story behind it is even better!

I was contacted by this guy, out of the blue, on Facebook. He sent me that video, along with a long block of text explaining that he had bought this rig, and that it didn't work. I did my best to reply with as much constructive feedback as I could - as there were clearly some setup issues, on top of the whole "the rig is actually a piece of knockoff garbage" thing. Since he was local to me, I even offered to meet up somewhere with him and give him a few little lessons on operating.

I was met with impatience (asking where I was at that exact moment and if I could come to his house to help him :blink: ), rambling messages about how "the steadycam is supposed to FLOAT the camera man!" and that he shouldn't have to "be playin' dick-dick with it", and a various assortment of other nonsense (Including racial slurs in status messages about the rig - seriously).

Eventually, I stopped responding. A bit later, I noticed that his video had gone viral, gotten posted all over the web, and laughs ensued from coast to coast.

The internet is a strange place, man.
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#9 Thomas K. Jensen

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:23 PM

I'm really sorry for this guy.He obviously bought some gear that doesn't work :-)And with all the effort he has put in to balancing "his shit", I can understand his frustrations.And then to make matters worse. He also got the compact vest. Poor guy :)
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#10 Tommy Stork

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:46 PM

I was contacted by this guy... on Facebook...explaining that he had bought this rig...and how "the steadycam is supposed to FLOAT the camera man!" and that he shouldn't have to "be playin' dick-dick with it", and a various assortment of other nonsense (Including racial slurs in status messages about the rig - seriously).



I get infuriated, too when the shit I paid good money for requires me to set it up or to be "playin dick-dick" with before it works. Dick-dick is the worst. I'd hate to see this guy with a VCR+.
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#11 Stephen Wymer

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:43 PM

Wait, this video isn't a spoof? I saw this a few months back and I seriously assumed that this guy was a genuine, legitimate comedic genius. I mean, come on.
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#12 Chris Callarman

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:47 PM

Classic. I can't wait for the custom crane and dolly review.
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#13 Peter Hoare

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:46 PM

To be fair, at least this guy knows its shit. Im sure many Flycam owners wobble about like that believing its a fantastic piece of equipment.
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#14 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:11 PM

On many instances I have put the rig on other folks who are interested in it. I have had the following conversation
"Turn it on, it's not balancing", I said "It's on, just concentrate on the frame and try to keep it balanced". They say, "It's not working"

Oh Boy!
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#15 Chris Callarman

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:51 PM

To be fair, at least this guy knows its shit. Im sure many Flycam owners wobble about like that believing its a fantastic piece of equipment.


Something tells me his review of a PRO would be the same.
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