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#1 Jurgen Badenhorst

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 08:05 AM

Hey Masters of the Steadicam. I was shooting my first Short Film on 16mm the weekend that just past I am very new in this game only 28 years old Just need adivice Firstly I take my hat of to all you guys MAN IT WAS HARD....Ok my Q to you all. What is the trick to working on Stairs and Q:2 When doing a 180* turn round a actor avoid hitting the rig with my leg heehee. It was a really low budget production we had NO Preston they pulled Focus on my RIG, I know you heard me WHILE I was operating. And we had a lot of problems with Lights in my shots...HELP!!!

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#2 mattmarek

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 09:25 AM

not to be blunt, but the answer to both of your questions is a. practice and b. more practice. there is no trick to stairs and not hitting the rig with knees. having someone pull focus off the rig without a remote will also dampen your chances of succeeding with stair shots :blink:

have you taken a workshop yet? if not, you are probably picking up bad habits that will stay with you for a long time. how long have you been practicing steadicam in your backyard or basement with a weightplate and some targets?
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#3 Jurgen Badenhorst

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 10:36 AM

Hey There Matt, thanks for the replay. I did do a course in Munich in January but it was a bit of a rush we had to learn a lot in a small amount of time...I still learned a lot though. I am trying to spend about an hour a day on my Rig. But I will just keep on Praticing....Thanks Bro JB...
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