Posted 17 July 2016 - 08:20 AM
I see on Facebook we have lost another of the original greats of Steadicam, Derrick Whitehouse.
Derrick worked at Cinema Products in the early days of Steadicam; I'm sure made them, repaired them and probably was responsible for many parts and certainly helped get it all going.
After he left CP he bought a lot of their old inventory and also was a reseller of rigs for operators and those he owned.
Nice man and always willing to help with a question or a part.
He was a big help to us all over the decades.
Posted 17 July 2016 - 09:19 AM
Posted 17 July 2016 - 09:55 PM
Bought my shark fin/Sony TU-1041 from him back around ~2002. A very nice gentlemen to a very doe eyed operator. He was very helpful to me over the years for little odd and end bits from his collections.
I don't troll crackbook (facebook) anymore so thank you Miss Janice for posting this. Sad indeed and prayers to his close friends and family.
Posted 19 July 2016 - 11:19 AM
Thanks for posting Janice; I was unaware of Derrick's passing.
Like Brooks, I bought my first rig from "Whitehouse Audio Visual" back in 1994 but from a classified in the SOA news letter. Pre-Internet (as we know it now - AOL was starting up, I think) it was a lot harder to find equipment!
Such a knowledgable gentleman and a HUGE help to our community. May he rest in peace.
Posted 15 August 2016 - 04:58 PM
He was always there when I have questions...
Remembered he gave me a CP pin's for souvenir...
He sent me postcards from vacacions...
Derrick was a respectable gentleman and friend...
Miss you Derrick...
Posted 19 August 2016 - 10:54 PM
awww Man!!!. This is so sad!!!. I knew him well, went to his house several times and bought and sold stuff from/to him many times since the mid 90's. He and his wife sure liked to take long cruises all over the world. He will be missed!!!. This is a total bummer to have found out.
Posted 26 September 2016 - 12:59 PM
Posted 28 September 2016 - 07:23 AM
Another pillar from the old days gone! Great man and true friend--he'll be missed for sure!
Posted 06 November 2016 - 04:17 PM
Sad to hear this news, even as late as I am reading about it. Even though I have never met Derrick in person, he sold me my first rig, an EFP, "way back" in 2007. He has been a big contributor to our careers, and mine especially. Rest in peace.