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#1 Joseph Robinson

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:36 PM

Hello Everyone,

I am an aspiring Steadicam Operator currently taking a semester-long Steadicam course at my university (located in Westchester County, New York). Even though I am taking the course this semester, I first started learning March 14 of this year from my Professor, who has been a Steadicam operator for about five years now. I have only had access to what my university has, which are five Steadicam with applicable cameras, but no accessories that an operator would normally have on their camera set-up (such as wireless follow-focuses, weight-plates, etc.) and have never been on a real set to watch a Steadicam operator in action. 

My biggest concern, is although I have been learning and practicing so much, I have yet to see what it's like to be an operator on set. As of now I have done small class-assignments and actually just worked at a live event for my university on October 23rd, but I do not think this will be enough to transition me into a career. I have and will continue to learn a lot from my professor, but I feel like I could be learning a lot more from being on a set.

I was wondering if any operator out there would be interested/willing to allow me to shadow them on-set or during a job. If it makes any difference, I unfortunately do not own a car, but I am close to the Harlem line that goes into NYC, subways won't be much of a problem either.

Thank You.

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#2 Afton Grant

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:55 PM

Send me a PM or email.  My show might need a camera intern.  

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