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#1 Jamie star

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:30 AM

Hello guys

Hope every one is well. I've come on hear to ask for a little advice.

Let me tell you a little about me first I'm late 20's started my career as a GBCT camera trainee, from there started to 2nd AC it's at this point that work soon dried up and wasn't getting the contacts or the right breaks so was really struggling.
I was at this point asked to help out a different department (the video department) which I met the right people and didn't stop working, The only problem is which niggles me every day, is the dream and reason I first got into the industry was to one day hopefully fly a steadicam..

I just wanted to ask for a little advice on what people thought might be the best way to steer myself back to this career. I don't want to necessarily do the camera ranks again and have enquired about courses that I haven't heard back from.
Any advice and help good or bad would be hugely appreciated

Thank you all for your time
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#2 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:07 AM

hi, and welcome,

 Which course have you inquired about and not heard back from specifically?

 Let us know and we can help make sure you get in touch with the right people to get into a course.

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#3 Jamie star

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:28 AM

Hi thanks for getting back to me.

Im actually Based in UK but willing to travel, I've enquired to tiffen direct to see if they have any up and coming courses. Also I asked the NFTS in beaconsfield england which I just heard back from to which they said it would be a waste of my money.

I'm currently reading the operators hand book but like it says in there and from all I've read on here do a workshop. i really want to do one so when I do start practicing I will be doing it correctly.
Again any help would be hugely appreciated
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#4 Stephen Wymer

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:52 PM

Keep an eye on this website.  Not sure if anything ever pops up in the UK, but it could.




Also try getting in touch with these fellas.  I believe all of these will be located in the US.



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