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#1 Garrett Brown

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 06:01 PM

To: Ruben Sluijter and Patrick van Weeren:

Dear Ruben and Patrick,

I just had the joy of screening your wonderful "Celebration of 30 Years of Steadicam" for Ellen. (She admired it greatly and found it quite emotional to watch)

I really enjoyed seeing it again myself (without the shock and awe!) It's artful and thoughtfully made and I was able to appreciate a number of touches I missed earlier. I was once more moved by the remarks of the interviewees and laughed out loud at your very sly juxtapositions of image and word... it's very...uh.. Dutch! ...that is to say democratic and eloquent and european (and SO not Bush-eoisie!)

My deepest thanks and admiration to you guys; not only for the work, but also for the incredible boldness with which you fooled Jerry and me! (It's bit of a worry -- anybody could sneak into America and do anything they wanted and we wouldn't even notice!)

I'd also like to express my gratitude to the Steves: Poster and Burum and Tiffen, and to Paul Taylor, Mike O'Shea, Dan Kneece, Larry & Jimmy McConkey, Chris Haarhof, Terry West and (unwittingly!) Jerry Holway for sharing stories and wisdom and singular insights, and my thanks to all others who contributed support and historical memorabilia; and to David and Irwin and George Paddock and Greg Bubb and our colleagues in the Guild who come out to raise a glass and us help celebrate this remarkable anniversary.

After 30 years, I can report that the best result of having invented the so-called 'noble instrument' has been the chance to know and work with and hang out with such a congenial and uniquely gifted collection of souls -- including, most congenially, Ruben and Patrick. Cheers to you all, and here's to another 30 splendid years.

Yours affectionately, Garrett Brown
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#2 Buster Arrieta

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 08:52 AM

Hi! Masters...

Are there any DVD of this "Steadicam Documentary" ?

I want and need a copy of that "history document".

God bless this "noble, polyfunctional instrument" and his inventor.
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#3 Matt Burton

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 08:55 PM

Hi! Masters...

Are there any DVD of this "Steadicam Documentary" ?

I want and need a copy of that "history document".

God bless this "noble, polyfunctional instrument" and his inventor.



shock and awe all the way baby.
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#4 adulojujohn


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Posted 02 March 2005 - 04:32 AM

i wont mind getint the steadicam documentary dvd too.

i have sent you mail may be i may be wrong to come develop steadicam operator association in nigeria where i and my partner are founder. the dvd will help or if there is any other thing you can do for us do not esitate

send all mail to
aduloju john nsc
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isolo, lagos,

hope to hear from you soon.
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