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#1 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:39 PM

Hi,

I am getting more and more interested in steadicam and just shot my fourth music video, this time for Three Days Grace (RCA records) with Scarlet on a Zephyr.
I am loving working with this tool and I am seriously looking into getting a rig of my own (I am currently renting, which is less than ideal)
I am curious about larger sleds (Clipper, Archer, Shadow, Ultra...), mostly to fly an Alexa with all the needed gear.
I don't really know where to look for to try them out and see for myself.

Thank you for your help.
Victor L.
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#2 Michael Hauer

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:52 PM

Hi,

I am getting more and more interested in steadicam and just shot my fourth music video, this time for Three Days Grace (RCA records) with Scarlet on a Zephyr.
I am loving working with this tool and I am seriously looking into getting a rig of my own (I am currently renting, which is less than ideal)
I am curious about larger sleds (Clipper, Archer, Shadow, Ultra...), mostly to fly an Alexa with all the needed gear.
I don't really know where to look for to try them out and see for myself.

Thank you for your help.
Victor L.


Take a workshop

http://www.steadicam.../workshop.shtml
http://stabilizerworkshops.com/
http://www.thesteadicamworkshops.com/

It really is the best way to get started if you're serious about this as a career.
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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:17 PM

Hi,

I am getting more and more interested in steadicam and just shot my fourth music video, this time for Three Days Grace (RCA records) with Scarlet on a Zephyr.
I am loving working with this tool and I am seriously looking into getting a rig of my own (I am currently renting, which is less than ideal)
I am curious about larger sleds (Clipper, Archer, Shadow, Ultra...), mostly to fly an Alexa with all the needed gear.
I don't really know where to look for to try them out and see for myself.

Thank you for your help.
Victor L.


Take a workshop

http://www.steadicam.../workshop.shtml
http://stabilizerworkshops.com/
http://www.thesteadicamworkshops.com/

It really is the best way to get started if you're serious about this as a career.



I forgot to mention that I already took the workshop in NYC, which covered the Pilot, Scout and Zephyr...
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#4 Janice Arthur

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:56 AM

Victor

Call up tiffen and the others and ask is best answer

U will ultimately find that a 3 day trip to la see all the manufacturers of rigs and follow focuses and accessories will be worth it and a tax deduction too

good luck

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#5 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:18 PM

Tax deduction?
(I'm French but lives in NYC and will get married soon, and don't know much about taxes here)

Edited by Victor Lazaro, 19 September 2012 - 08:19 PM.

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#6 Janice Arthur

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:41 AM

Victor

On your US taxes u can list business expenses such as trips involving work and the $ totals are reduced from your income from that year.

Your total taxes due to be paid are less

This is a very common deduction and certainly justifiable.

You are in research for equipment and meeting fellow operators etc

Keep food, travel, rental car receipts

Have a great time looking its like Christmas !

Ja
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#7 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:17 PM

Thanks,
I will consider this. It is a big investment for me and might take me a bit to fihure it all out. I would hate to get an inappropriate equipment, either over kill or under.

You are right it is like Christmas, only on Xmas, it's Santa who brings you the presents ... Right? ;)

Victor

On your US taxes u can list business expenses such as trips involving work and the $ totals are reduced from your income from that year.

Your total taxes due to be paid are less

This is a very common deduction and certainly justifiable.

You are in research for equipment and meeting fellow operators etc

Keep food, travel, rental car receipts

Have a great time looking its like Christmas !

Ja


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