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#1 Charles Papert

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 10:33 PM

For those who watched the Emmys the other night, you may have seen Jon Cassar win for his directing on "24". Before becoming a director, Jon had a career as a camera and Steadicam operator, mostly in his native Canada. He took the '85 Rockport workshop along with myself, and we became friends that week--he's a really nice guy. For those who have the legendary National Geographic documentary about Garrett that was shot at this workshop, he can be seen as the "actor" in one of the scenes that Garrett is demoing to the class.

Congratulations to Jon!!
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Posted 04 November 2006 - 02:29 PM

Jerry Holway has an amazing story about Jon Cassar. Lemme link this over to him, maybe he'll share it. It is about how Jon first got started in Steadicam- Jerry shares this at ever workshop, it's brilliant.

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#3 Erik Brul

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 07:47 AM

For those who watched the Emmys the other night, you may have seen Jon Cassar win for his directing on "24". Before becoming a director, Jon had a career as a camera and Steadicam operator, mostly in his native Canada. He took the '85 Rockport workshop along with myself, and we became friends that week--he's a really nice guy. For those who have the legendary National Geographic documentary about Garrett that was shot at this workshop, he can be seen as the "actor" in one of the scenes that Garrett is demoing to the class.

Congratulations to Jon!!


Charles,
I have not seen that National Geographic documentary, do you know a way to retrieve this ?
I really like to see that documentary..

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#4 Charles Papert

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 01:32 PM

hmmm...I have a 30 minute assembly of that one and another Swiss doc that was made at a workshop about 10 years later, if someone wants to host it (I think I could compress it to about 200MB and it would look great) I'll FTP it to them.

Love to hear the Cassar story. I don't recall it from boozy late night conversations with him at the Homestead (gee, why not, that was only 20+ years ago)
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#5 David Allen Grove

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 02:21 PM

The National Geographic Documentary, is on Garrett's website. (I think it's the one you are referring to).
http://www.garrettbrown.com
I wonder if it's on Steadishots.org?
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Posted 05 November 2006 - 02:39 PM

hmmm...I have a 30 minute assembly of that one and another Swiss doc that was made at a workshop about 10 years later, if someone wants to host it (I think I could compress it to about 200MB and it would look great) I'll FTP it to them.

I'll be happy to host it, Charles.

I'm busy this week, but email me, and we can work on it next week, if that's soon enough.

All the best,

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 04:15 PM

The National Geographic Documentary, is on Garrett's website. (I think it's the one you are referring to).
http://www.garrettbrown.com
I wonder if it's on Steadishots.org?


Thanks David, it seems it is.. about 12.45min long.
Going to watch it now,

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#8 Charles Papert

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 06:33 PM

Excellent!

My version is about 10:10, I believe it is complete (copied from the VHS from when it first aired 20 yrs ago), maybe GB has some extra stuff in there. The Swiss doc is about 20 minutes long, has some great bits with both Garrett and Ted in it. Definitely worth getting out there for the peeps to see.

A number of the students seen in the workshop section went on to fame/glory/lunch vouchers etc. in the industry; Kirk Gardner and Bob Gorelick to name two. I can seen receiving Ted's pearl of wisdom, "you have to understand, it's a dance; we're talking ballet here".
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Posted 05 November 2006 - 07:39 PM

Excellent!

My version is about 10:10, I believe it is complete (copied from the VHS from when it first aired 20 yrs ago), maybe GB has some extra stuff in there. The Swiss doc is about 20 minutes long, has some great bits with both Garrett and Ted in it. Definitely worth getting out there for the peeps to see.

A number of the students seen in the workshop section went on to fame/glory/lunch vouchers etc. in the industry; Kirk Gardner and Bob Gorelick to name two. I can seen receiving Ted's pearl of wisdom, "you have to understand, it's a dance; we're talking ballet here".


CP I can't seem to find it. What is the exact name of this clip please?
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#10 Charles Papert

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 09:07 PM

garrettcam.com, under "video clips" select Workshop. Some great bits of GB and his prototype in the first half also.
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Posted 05 November 2006 - 09:16 PM

I've already put down a deposit for Garrett's other invention, the "Molecam"
Can't wait till I get my grubby little "claws" on that! <See the demo clip on his website.>
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#12 Erik Brul

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 01:21 AM

Excellent!

My version is about 10:10, I believe it is complete (copied from the VHS from when it first aired 20 yrs ago), maybe GB has some extra stuff in there. The Swiss doc is about 20 minutes long, has some great bits with both Garrett and Ted in it. Definitely worth getting out there for the peeps to see.

A number of the students seen in the workshop section went on to fame/glory/lunch vouchers etc. in the industry; Kirk Gardner and Bob Gorelick to name two. I can seen receiving Ted's pearl of wisdom, "you have to understand, it's a dance; we're talking ballet here".


Charles,
It is indeed about 10 minutes, some seconds of black before and a little behind the actual footage. So it is the same as your copy. So no extra stuff in there. Funny thing, the audio is in the beginning only right channel, and after some time with some volume change on both channels.

It is a great documentary and indeed, Ted's remark.. we're talking ballet here'.. beautiful.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:31 AM

garrettcam.com, under "video clips" select Workshop. Some great bits of GB and his prototype in the first half also.



Sorry CP. The only clip I see is the 'Malibu 2005 steadicam workshop which is an animation clip. Nothing else. I went strainght to the clips on the first page. The other clis are clips of the different rigs. :(

A direct link maybe CP or anyone else??
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#14 Erik Brul

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 04:14 AM

garrettcam.com, under "video clips" select Workshop. Some great bits of GB and his prototype in the first half also.



Sorry CP. The only clip I see is the 'Malibu 2005 steadicam workshop which is an animation clip. Nothing else. I went strainght to the clips on the first page. The other clis are clips of the different rigs. :(

A direct link maybe CP or anyone else??



Charles K,

http://www.garrettbr...cument_256k.ram

It is under SuperFlyCam and above Skycam- and the World of Tomorrow

Best,

Erik
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#15 chris fawcett

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 05:31 AM

Hi Erik,

We're practically neighbous. Fancy meeting up for a coffee sometime? Next week, maybe?

All the best,

Chris
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