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#1 Ben Houg

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 12:54 PM

Hello, and thanks in advance, I'm a newbie to this.

My company recently bough a Glidecam 4000 Pro with the Smooth Shooter vest. I've been practicing with it all week, and discovered this forum today. I looked through the form quite a bit, and everything points towards taking a workshop to learn how to correctly operate this new rig. My company is located in Chicago, and I was wondering if there are any workshops in the midwest, or if I will have to travel to one of the coasts to take a workshop. It's not that I have any problems travelling, but my company will be footing the bill...

Also, I was wondering if there are any books on Steadicam operation, or is this forum the only resource I'll have for learning (outside of a workshop)? Again, thanks in advance for all who take the time to answer.

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#2 Afton Grant

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 02:38 PM

Hi Ben,

Actually, Janice Arthur runs a very reputable workshop right in Chicago. www.janicearthur.com

The SOA workshops are well worth the money though. When tuition, room and board come to $2k+, the price of airfare is nominal at that point, especially lately with such good deals.

Best of luck,
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#3 David Allen Grove

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 04:04 PM

Janice would work.

If she's busy you could always try Peter Abraham's Traveling Steadicam workshop.

http://www.on-campus...com/index.shtml
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#4 jay kilroy

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 05:20 PM

Ben,

Our workshop is scheduled for May 21st to the 26th in a suburb of Philly. Here is the info SOA. Let me know if you have any questions.

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#5 Ben Houg

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 04:51 PM

Thanks for the responses. I checked out Janice Arthur's website and sent her an e-mail. One more question though... Her site only mentioned "Steadicam," and the rig I have is a "Glidecam." Would there be any benefit to taking a specific Glidecam workshop (I've seen a couple of these) or would taling a steadicam workshop teach the same things/have the same benefits???
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#6 charlesneufeld

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:38 PM

The same basic principles apply to all rigs, so either would be fine for basic operation. However, the Glidecam course may focus more on the subtle mechanical neuances of the Glidecam setup versus the Steadicam. The same applies to the Steadicam workshops.

Good luck and have fun!
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#7 Ben Houg

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 11:16 AM

Hi Ben,

Actually, Janice Arthur runs a very reputable workshop right in Chicago. www.janicearthur.com
Best of luck,
Afton Grant

I've been in contact w/ Janice and she's going to run a private workshop for me and one other guy in a few weeks. I gotta say I'm really jazzed about it. Thanks for the help.

Ben
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