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#1 Gregg Ritchie

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 05:28 PM

I am currently a camera operator for a regional television station in Manchester England. I am writing my dissertation about the steadicam.

I was wondering if anyone knew of any links to recources about steadicam. I specifically need opinions of steadicam users to use as references within my critique.

Can anyone help me? It would be much appreciated.

Books, online articles, etc. would be a great.



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#2 Nils Ruinet

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 03:35 AM

Hi Gregg,

Try these links :
You could be especially interested in the "steadicam ressource manual". It doesen't mention the newest models, but still very nice.

Some great articles about steadicam.

One of the only books about steadicam...
"Steadicam, First Edition : Techniques and aesthetics"

Garrett Brown's website, there is an interesting documentary film about steadicam.

Loads of steadicam related links here, great ressource !

And of course this forum ;)
Probably the best ressource you can imagine, have a look at the archives.

Have fun !
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#3 Gregg Ritchie

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 05:59 AM

cheers mate big help. Ive got the book you mentioned and its great! Serena Ferrara right?!

anyway thanks pal
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 07:42 AM

Hi Gregg

Feel free to contact me directly if you need any help.

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#5 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 08:46 AM

I'm also in Manchester if you need any help.

A good google search for Steadicam will haul up some good stuff, there's a 'Steadicam FAQ' which might answer some of the questions you may have.

Joe McNally might also be a good person to speak to, he has some interesting reading on his website, www.joesjibs.co.uk, click on Steadicam.
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