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#1 Ben Houg

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 12:05 PM

So after reading all of the comments on this forum I'm taking my steadicam workshop tomorrow. It's going to be a 2-day private workshop w/ a local steadicam operator (in Chicago). Does anyone have any last minute pointers that would benefit a total newbie before my class??? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 12:43 PM

Suck up !!
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 03:39 PM

So after reading all of the comments on this forum I'm taking my steadicam workshop tomorrow. It's going to be a 2-day private workshop w/ a local steadicam operator (in Chicago). Does anyone have any last minute pointers that would benefit a total newbie before my class??? Thanks in advance.

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Going to Janice's workshop eh? Well, good luck, I'm going this summer (or maybe over spring break.) Tips for a newbie op from me would be as such:

1. Walk smoothly, imagine that you're trying to keep your hips from moving. Bend your feet, don't just pick them up and set them down.
2. Light grip on the post. Janice can elaborate more on why it's important, but it is one of the most complicated skills in operating.
3. Lockoffs are the hardest. They just are. Movements hide your mistakes, lockoffs have to be great.
4. Learn how to balance well. Janice will teach you this, and make sure your spend a little bit practicing. You won't regret it.
5. Have fun, and make sure to revew any footage you shoot, and point out as many mistakes you made as possible.

Good luck!
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#4 Ben Houg

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:45 PM

g to Janice's workshop eh? Well, good luck, I'm going this summer (or maybe over spring break.) Tips for a newbie op from me would be as such:

1. Walk smoothly, imagine that you're trying to keep your hips from moving. Bend your feet, don't just pick them up and set them down.
2. Light grip on the post. Janice can elaborate more on why it's important, but it is one of the most complicated skills in operating.
3. Lockoffs are the hardest. They just are. Movements hide your mistakes, lockoffs have to be great.
4. Learn how to balance well. Janice will teach you this, but make sure your spend a little bit practicing. You won't regret it.
5. Have fun, and make sure to revew any footage you shoot, and point out as many mistakes you made as possible.

Good luck!

Yup, going to Janice's workshop. Thanks for the pointers. I'll post results next week.

Ben
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