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#1 Erik Brul

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 07:10 PM

Who is the OP on all the A1 Grandprix's ?
As far as I know, Steadicam is present on all race events sofar. Even during the pitstops nice operating is done..

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 07:17 PM

Who is the OP on all the A1 Grandprix's ?
As far as I know, Steadicam is present on all race events sofar. Even during the pitstops nice operating is done..

Erik


I see him too ! I would kill for that job I tell thee !!!
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 05:02 AM

Hi Matt

Looks like fun until you think hot weather, full fire suit - I know several guys who have done motor racing and they tell me it's a killer.

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#4 Erik Brul

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 06:21 AM

Hi Matt

Looks like fun until you think hot weather, full fire suit - I know several guys who have done motor racing and they tell me it's a killer.

Robin

But that is just the strange thing.., as you all can see.. the pitcrew is also not dressed up with a fire suit as in the F1 !. If you look at a total shot, it seems that the Steadi Guy isn't suit up !

But it seems like indeed a killer job :D

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#5 Christopher TJ McGuire SOC

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 01:06 PM

You can keep that job!
I started onit in France, they took 6 months to pay after 3 solicitors letters, and the Production Manager was the most un-professional person I've ever dealt with!!!!

Phew! That feels better!!!

I think they've been using local's..But I do know that some fella in Holland does alot of the companies work, good company just a complete arse of a PM!

Best!!!
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 02:34 PM

You can keep that job!
I started onit in France, they took 6 months to pay after 3 solicitors letters, and the Production Manager was the most un-professional person I've ever dealt with!!!!


Hey Chris,
That truly sucks royal ass my friend, thanks for the heads up. I'l keep my eyes peeled for a useless PM :lol:
How was the job besides that, were you tethered, what format etc ?
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#7 Erik Brul

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 03:01 AM

You can keep that job!
I started onit in France, they took 6 months to pay after 3 solicitors letters, and the Production Manager was the most un-professional person I've ever dealt with!!!!


Hey Chris,
That truly sucks royal ass my friend, thanks for the heads up. I'l keep my eyes peeled for a useless PM :lol:
How was the job besides that, were you tethered, what format etc ?
-matt


Found some images. Somehow I cannot upload any images anymore ????...., so here are 4 links :

photo 1

photo 2

photo 3

3 Steadi photos.. 1 nice reporter girl from Sky. (much better then dutch reporter dude ;-)

photo 4


Don't know..., still seems like a very nice job.. considering all the very lovely ladies ! B)

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#8 Matt Burton

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 08:09 AM

Erik i can't belive the beeb are letting you have so much free time to do this kinda stuff :lol:
Interesting he has no follow focus or iris on that setup, could it be a cheapo option perhaps ?
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#9 Erik Brul

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 06:27 PM

Erik i can't belive the beeb are letting you have so much free time to do this kinda stuff :lol:
Interesting he has no follow focus or iris on that setup, could it be a cheapo option perhaps ?


Matt... the BEEB ??? What the hell is that ?

Indeed interesting, but hey.. wide angle shots and also take a good look at the total broadcast quality. It is not that really good, F1 looks a lot better. In some several broadcast magazines the last months.. the A1 Grand Prix is some subject of discussion. Some things like onboard camera's technics etc etc..

In those articles they speak about 'high quality technics, better then F1'..
Sofar the overall quality is so so.. so indeed total cheapo option.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 07:42 AM

Sorry Erik i was mistaking you for a anouther eriK/C I know who works for the bbc in the UK.
Didn't look at your location for some reason, but he also owns a Flyer.
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 09:55 AM

That'd be me! I wish I was getting lots of interesting paid work, but sadly not quite yet. <_<
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 03:26 PM

Hi Guys,
I've been the pit lane cameraman on this gig up untill a month ago when I had a run-in with that infamous Prod. Manager! Whats worse is that we used to be best mates! I was asked to operate the steadicam but refused to do it for health & safety reasons and because they were only offering a UK cameramans rate. I wasn't happy about using the company's heavy Ultra (wanted to use my EFP) in hot, humid conditions especially as there was lots of ground to cover, chaotic pit stops and nobody watching your back! There was no proper steadicam assistant.
The operator on this job and the one in the photos is Machiel from Holland. He doesn't where a fire suit thank god and uses no zoom or focus.
Unfortunately that lovely Sky reporter was working for one race only and not with the the A1 crew.

btw Chris, I still have not been paid for the A1 test which was 3 weeks before yours!
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#13 Erik Brul

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 07:24 AM

Hi Guys,
I've been the pit lane cameraman on this gig up untill a month ago when I had a run-in with that infamous Prod. Manager! Whats worse is that we used to be best mates! I was asked to operate the steadicam but refused to do it for health & safety reasons and because they were only offering a UK cameramans rate. I wasn't happy about using the company's heavy Ultra (wanted to use my EFP) in hot, humid conditions especially as there was lots of ground to cover, chaotic pit stops and nobody watching your back! There was no proper steadicam assistant.
The operator on this job and the one in the photos is Machiel from Holland. He doesn't where a fire suit thank god and uses no zoom or focus.
Unfortunately that lovely Sky reporter was working for one race only and not with the the A1 crew.

btw Chris, I still have not been paid for the A1 test which was 3 weeks before yours!


Hi Doublebo7, (what's your real name?)
I don't know Machiel from Holland, do you have a fullname ?

It is to bad the situation how to operate, no assisent etc..

Erik
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