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Ted Churchill demo VIDEO with Model 2

Ted Churchhill demo model 2

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#1 Dale Vance Jr.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 02:02 PM

I have had this video sitting around for about ten years.  It was given to me by a friend when I first became interested in steadicam.  It seemed about time to get it out for all to see.  Im not sure who originated the video, but no one else has ever posted it.  The video is of Ted at Victor Duncan Camera house, doing a demo on the setup, balance, and basic operating of his Model 2 sled.  I'm guessing mid 80's but someone might know better.  Enjoy.




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#2 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 02:56 PM

awesome, best hour you can spent on learning about steadicam

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#3 Ken Nguyen

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 04:40 PM

Thank you for sharing.

I have a VHS copy of this from Ted, but it is water damaged.


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#4 Chris Van Campen

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 01:59 PM

This is great, thanks Dale!!


I love the bit about jogging in place to help settle the vest - er, suit - into place. Great tip!

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#5 Dale Vance Jr.

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 05:21 PM

I don't know how to respond individually, but I'm glad everyone in enjoying the video. I hope everyone can take a little something away from it. I know I did.
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Posted 12 June 2015 - 07:44 PM

I now use that method of balancing the rig -- no more stands or fancy docking brackets for me!!

A great time watching Uncle Teddy!
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#7 Janice Arthur

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 03:05 PM

Hi all;

I have a copy off the original from one of the engineers at Victor Duncan who shot it, John Christenson, who made sure I got a copy since I knew Ted.

I started to post it but, of course, never did; I'm so happy to see that Dale did, this is very good.

A real piece of history and funny that we're still learning from it let, alone fun gazing at the maker of it.

What a wonderful world.

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