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#1 PeterAbraham

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 01:56 PM

I had this vague memory of being told that Ted Churchill was one of the hand-held cameramen at "Woodstock" who shot a lot of the stage performances.

It's not on his IMDB. Anyone know definitively if this is b.s. that was passed along, or if he really did do some of the shooting.

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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 06:35 PM

I had this vague memory of being told that Ted Churchill was one of the hand-held cameramen at "Woodstock" who shot a lot of the stage performances.

It's not on his IMDB. Anyone know definitively if this is b.s. that was passed along, or if he really did do some of the shooting.

Best to all,

Peter Abraham



He was one of the shooters
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#3 Nick Bennett

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 11:41 PM

He's definatley on the credits Peter, I had a look last night.

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#4 PeterAbraham

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:46 PM

Excellent, thanks.

Now, if a train leaves the Santa Ana station heading northwest towards Chicago at 62mph, and at the same time another train leaves 30th Street Station in Philly heading south for Atlanta, what was the pin configuration for the early MovieCam Compact bodies that got switched to 24 volts?

:D

(Bonus points if you can identify the difference with Hand-Held Films bodies opposed to every other freakin' body out there..... )
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#5 Alf Tramontin

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 03:28 AM

Excellent, thanks.

Now, if a train leaves the Santa Ana station heading northwest towards Chicago at 62mph, and at the same time another train leaves 30th Street Station in Philly heading south for Atlanta, what was the pin configuration for the early MovieCam Compact bodies that got switched to 24 volts?

:D

(Bonus points if you can identify the difference with Hand-Held Films bodies opposed to every other freakin' body out there..... )



He told me personaly that he operated a camera at Woodstock
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#6 denis moran

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 12:50 PM

Now, if a train leaves the Santa Ana station heading northwest towards Chicago at 62mph, and at the same time another train leaves 30th Street Station in Philly heading south for Atlanta, what was the pin configuration for the early MovieCam Compact bodies that got switched to 24 volts?


I think it was
pin 1 (-)
pin 3 and 4 (+)
but pin 4 kept breaking off

If memory serves... I think HandHeld had it set for :
pin 1 (-)
pin 2 (+)

I do remember having to build a cable that was set up for:
pin 1 (-)
pin 2, 3, 4 (+)

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#7 PeterAbraham

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 09:11 PM

Alf, et al, thank you so much. Very cool.

Denis, I had one of those 1 and 2,3,4 lifesaver cables too. -grin- GOOD answer.

You win :)
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:08 PM

Now, if a train leaves the Santa Ana station heading northwest towards Chicago at 62mph, and at the same time another train leaves 30th Street Station in Philly heading south for Atlanta, what was the pin configuration for the early MovieCam Compact bodies that got switched to 24 volts?

:D

That's easy: White wine (dry) with lobster bisque;)
See you at the seminar.

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#9 PeterAbraham

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:20 PM

Would that come with garlic bread or oyster crackers?

And why is there no oyster in oyster crackers ?
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#10 Bill Powers

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 07:11 PM

Peter,

Bugs: "What kind of tracks were you following?"

The Dog: "Train Tracks"

Bugs: Well then you must have been trying to catch a train!"

--Mel Blanc

All the good things,

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#11 Mark OKane

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 07:13 PM

Ted talked about what it was like being at Woodstock when we were hanging out once. Miss that guy. I always wonder if things might have gone differently If I was just in the right place at the right time.Life doesn't work that way. He really put the word "class" into Steadicam. Has anyone talked to his brother Jack lately?
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#12 Charles Papert

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 08:37 PM

I always wonder if things might have gone differently If I was just in the right place at the right time


I hear you Mark, I think a lot of us feel the same.

I was trying to see if I could find a working contact for Jack a while ago since no-one seems to have a copy of the "Day in the life of a Steadicam operator" video that Ted made years ago. Didn't have much luck though.
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#13 Mark OKane

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:51 PM

Good to hear from you. I will try to locate Jack. I don't have a copy either. I would like to get one before it is "lost".
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#14 Charles Papert

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:25 AM

Speaking of old videos, we were treated to a wonderful surprise at the recent SOC event: GB had uncovered his long-thought-lost original demo reel from the prototype. Highlights include Jonathan as a tot rolling around on the lawn and GB's now-wife Ellen running the Art Museum steps (both up and down!) with GB in hot pursuit. Fascinating historical footage.

Hopefully this will be posted for all to see soon.
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#15 Erwin Landau

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 02:58 PM

Garrett gave me Jack's phone number when I was researching for a book... last year I believe.

Never dared to call him... even as he e-mailed me back years ago when I started out...


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