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#1 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 05:24 AM

For all my fellow newbies,

As I hope you are all aware this forum has been around for several years, and prior to that the AOL folders were the place to hang out and discuss all things Steadi-related. At present there are archived posts, from both of these forums, available on line dating back as far as 1995.
Ive just spent the last three weeks, on and off, re-reading every single post, and compiling them into an edited document full of hints, tips, anecdotes and steadicam history. I have compiled almost 100 pages worth of information which is, to me, priceless. This same information is available to all of us, and id like to respectfully suggest that we all revisit it from time to time. Contained in these archived forums and folders are the pearls of wisdom from hundreds of Operators around the world, some even from master operators.
This is not the first time I have read these posts, nor the second, but it never ceases to amaze me how much I learn, or how much I have forgotten every time I re-read them.
So please take some time to read (or re-read) our history and see how much you've forgotten:) You might learn something you thought you already knew.
Some of the AOL folders are available on the www.steadicamguild.net

Sincerely,
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#2 JobScholtze

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:52 AM

I really appreciate the time you took to do this.
Thanks a lot
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#3 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 05:23 PM

Erm...thanks Job, but i havent actually done anything:)
David grove is hosting the AOL folders and Tim Tyler hosts the old forums on this site. Im justing letting fellow newbies know that they are well worth reading carefully. Like i said i found a lot of info that was very relevant to where i am as an operator today.
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#4 Matt Burton

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 06:59 PM

Ive just spent the last three weeks, on and off, re-reading every single post, and compiling them into an edited document full of hints, tips, anecdotes and steadicam history. I have compiled almost 100 pages worth of information which is, to me, priceless.

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Can you post the edited document for us all to read perhaps ?
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#5 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 05:35 AM

Hi Matt,

I dont think that would be practical. My edited document is just a cut and paste collection of some of the conversations that have taken place on the various forums over the last 10 years. The information is already online for everyone to read - i just collected some of it in a manner thats easier for me to re-read from time to time. Others may find what i have collected to be irrelevant or may find other information that i have not collected to be more relevant to where they are in their steadicam careers.
I think it would be better if people took the time to read the forums from the begining (the aol folders) and decided what was relevant to them, and saw the information in its original context, but if anyone would rather take the quicker/easier route and get a copy of my notes then i could email you it off list.
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#6 JobScholtze

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 04:50 PM

Erm...thanks Job, but i havent actually done anything:)
David grove is hosting the AOL folders and Tim Tyler hosts the old forums on this site. Im justing letting fellow newbies know that they are well worth reading carefully. Like i said i found a lot of info that was very relevant to where i am as an operator today.

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You spend hours reading did you?
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#7 RobVanGelder

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 10:54 PM

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You spend hours reading did you?

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Nothing wrong with that, maybe more people can do that.....? ;)

I know I did, printed them and archived them and it´s good to see the whole development from the start!
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#8 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 04:47 AM

My point exactly Rob!

Job, it took me about three weeks on and off to read all the folders from 1995 onwards.
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#9 Chip Monk

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:22 AM

What happened to #1, 4, and 5? Were they lost before David could save them?

I seem to remember saving some of them about 4 or 5 computers ago. Don't know where they went.

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#10 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 11:36 AM

The folders that David has online were they only AOL folders that i have - if anyone has the missing folders then please email david grove and he will put them online for all to share.
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