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#1 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 02:18 PM

Hi all,

Did anyone see any of the athletics from Helsinki last week? I was very impressed with a well organised steadicam setup.

It looked like two Steadicams (ProVids) were on the go, each Steadicam had 2 operators, one operating and one assisting. (all 4 ops had their own vest) Well thought out, so the ops wouldn't get too tired. Great work from you guys, if you are reading in, especially during the many cloudbursts and thunderstorms. Driving rain and gear absolutly soaked but the ops held it together well. I wouldn't like to have been out there myself in those conditions.

I'd be interested to know if focus pullers were used or it was an operator controlled job, the focus was spot on every time.

A good example of how steadicam can be used to enhance productions.

Just a shame the UK couldn't pick up more medals, a nightmare for us. :(
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 02:41 PM

Yeah Jason, shame about the medals.
I noticed the set-up too. One Provid, and one EFP.
To be honest, the operating from a few of them wasn?t too hot, but I guess you have to take into consideration the conditions. Some very dodgy horizons and some couldn?t hold a static shot.
I also believe one tripped and would have bailed completely if the athlete that they were filming had not caught them!
But then again, all due respect for covering the whole games.
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#3 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:07 PM

I'm not in Finland at the moment, but I live there.

There arn't too many ops in Finland. .. heck, there's only a few production companies and TV stations.

I wasn't even aware of anyone with a Provid or EFP actually.. interesting.

I didn't see ANY mention of the games here in Alaska. .. Where they on anywhere in the states?


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#4 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 02:02 AM

They must have been on in the states, they cleaned up with the medals (as usual :D )

Mikko, in case you're interested, the host broadcaster was YLE.

The wireless cams were D-Cams on the Steadicams (iris controlled from the scanner truck)

I think they may have been 2 Provids, but one was customised with a colour LCD monitor and the other wasn't. I'd say that the rigs did belong to two of the operators as they didn't look like rental rigs - a few mods and the customised monitor is a bit of a giveaway.

Awful weather you have over there :)
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#5 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 12:52 PM

One was an EFP, because I remember thinking "he has my arm!"
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