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#1 dale rodkin

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 10:40 AM

Hi there

Just wanted to tell a funny (not) story. I went for an interview the other day and the DoP asked me who my influences were. I told him that I had done the steadicam ops course a few years back and that Garrett Brown had given a lecture, and his ideas on camera movement versus story telling were brilliant. He then told me that GB had died...six years ago...holy shit!! A minor argument followed as I told him I was pretty sure this was not true. Anyway it turns out that The DoP told production that I was fibbing about having met GB and I did not get the job. I would love GB to give him a call... from the dead just to wake him up. Much respect to GB, long may he live!!
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#2 RobVanGelder


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Posted 29 May 2005 - 07:51 PM

I´m almost certain that the DoP was thinking about Ted Churchill. It ´s very sad that people that don´t get their facts straight have so much influence and can get you- totally unjustified- out of a job.

It also affects your credibility so I would suggest to talk to the production and make clear that HE is the one who is mistaken. You cannot get any support from him anymore, ever, ( he will be stubborn to the end, probably) and you don´t have to "be nice" to him for future work.

However, you need to clear up the matter with the production, (you have picture maybe, or something on paper?). if you want to have work from them.
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 02:07 AM

just imagine how a shoot with this guy would have been !
you probably wouldn´t have had much fun with him,anyway.

but rob is right. talk to the production and make clear that the cameraman is the one talking bulls...
my workshop-certificate for example is signed by garret.
there are also loads of photos of him in the net.

but talk to them in a nice tone !

all the best


may garret live for a long time !
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#4 PeterAbraham


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Posted 30 May 2005 - 09:14 PM

Just so we all have the facts straight, Ted Churchill committed suicide early on the morning of June 17th, 1995. The 10th anniversary of his passing approaches rapidly.

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#5 dale rodkin

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:38 AM


I did speak to the producer and made sure my name was cleared. Thanks for the replies. God bless Ted.
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#6 Marc_Abernathy


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Posted 08 June 2005 - 11:25 PM

TED lives on in garretts documentary on his site.. just a few scenes with him in it but they are indeed rare...
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