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#1 Erwin Landau

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 02:57 AM

Found a couple Pictures of the rare PanaGlide.

When I went to Panavision, while I was researching all aspects Steadicam, a while back, I was told that the PanaGlide never existed...

Looks very real to me.

Any stories popping up concerning the good old Glide? Any PanaGlide Operators care to share some stories, pictures?

One of the latest Movies was Shot using the PanaGlide... Guessed it? The original "The Matrix" (1999) was shot in Australia with it. Watch the behind the scenes...

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 03:51 AM

Ted Churchill with the PanaGlide Hardmount (~1983)

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 04:12 AM

From the original Panavision Rental Brochure (1983)
Check out the Hardwire Follow Focus and all in Lowmode...

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#4 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 05:30 AM

Didnt Dave Luckenbach use the Panaglide for a lot of "Identity"? (according to the ICG mag he did). Presumably it was just to keep his regular rig out of the massive rainstorm they had going on outside the set?
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#5 RobVanGelder

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 12:00 PM

Looking at it, I like to say that Panavision had a similar setup of all the parts as today´s High Tech Rigs.
It was already slim-lined, a bit similar as a Hill-rig, a Bearbel or a Pro 1.

It was for sure ahead of it´s time, in design. A pity that all the accessories that we appreciate nowadays were not available or invented at that time.

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#6 IanMcMillan

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 04:14 PM

Hi Erwin,
I'm not sure about the Panaglide on matrix. If the operarator was Robby Aganus, the the rig is a home made affair. He is into engineering. Can't say I've seen the rig. Back to panaglide pics, there was a great one on the forum some time back of Steve Martin holding one during the Jerk.
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#7 Erwin Landau

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 04:55 PM

The Jerk... of course... forgot about that one...

Thanks Charles for scanning that one...

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#8 Erwin Landau

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 05:02 PM

And of course the Prince Charles Picture, with an early model and top mounted Monitor.

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 01:45 PM

Great shot Erwin,
Must be from "The man who would be King"
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#10 David Allen Grove

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 03:41 PM

How about this one with John Stamos. It was interesting.. he seemed to have a natural instinct for operating Steadicam (at least suiting up).
Either that or he had a good instructor :)

BTW who was the operator in the Prince Charles picture?
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#11 Mitch Gross

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 11:42 PM

David, the picture in your post doesn't come up on my computer.
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#12 Erwin Landau

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 01:40 AM

How about this one with John Stamos.


He is flying a Panaglide????
I thought you had a Masters....

(Would put smilies here... If I would care for...)
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Posted 12 February 2004 - 01:56 PM

David, the picture in your post doesn't come up on my computer.

Hmmm.

Well, here is a direct link to the image...

http://www.geocities...ossteadicam.JPG
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#14 Mitch Gross

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 03:42 PM

David, the picture in your post doesn't come up on my computer.

Hmmm.

Well, here is a direct link to the image...

http://www.geocities...ossteadicam.JPG

Oops--link says page not available. Somethin's going on here...
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#15 David Allen Grove

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 06:51 PM

Oops--link says page not available. Somethin's going on here...

That happens when too many people access the page in a certain amount of time.
It's the price you pay for getting free webspace.

I'll try and upload the images. :)

ok.. how do you do that? NO... don't tell me, I'll figure it out.

BTW: The Steadicam Guild website is back up and running with extra stuff.
I still need to add pictures of some of our guild meetings but.. it's a start
http://www.steadicamguild.net

enjoy.
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