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#1 Erwin Landau

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 04:56 AM

I just flipped through the new "Entertainment Weekly" #907-November 17, 2006...

There is an article on the new movie "The Nativity Story" on page 58 and there is a behind the scenes picture of a steadicam operator, shooting hard mounted of a Camel. On IMDB there is no operator listed...

The only thing I was able to determine was: He is goofy and is using a PRO 2 with home made Antlers...

If I ever get my new scanner to work, I'll scan it in.


Peace or was it Pees?


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#2 Matt Burton

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 01:48 PM

oooouch :o

......I feel sorry for the poor camel, that must hurt :lol:
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#3 Erwin Landau

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 03:35 PM

Here we go...

Thanks to Mr. David Allen Grove, SOC.


It's just to funny. I still would like to know the operator and the story behind it...


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#4 Michael Tsimperopoulos SOC

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 05:14 PM

another one...

http://www.steadicam...imate_Camel.jpg
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#5 Erwin Landau

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 05:37 PM

Thank you Michael,

Great shot of Roger Tooley and his Ultimate.

I'll put it into the Steadicam Forum Archives as links have been lost or broken in the past.

I was cleaning up in the last couple of days and many posts make no sense what so ever, as the link that was shown went nowhere. Please copy and paste so that the archives make sense...


Thank you,


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#6 Brad Richard

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 03:19 PM

The steadicam operator in the Entertainment Weekly riding the camel is George Billinger. I am a 1st AC and have worked with him and his gear quite a bit. I recognized him in the photo because of his rig, specifically his home made antlers.
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#7 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 05:30 PM

Nice to see you here Brad. Welcome.
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#8 RonBaldwin

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 12:16 PM

looks like 2 different sleds?
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#9 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 12:38 PM

looks like 2 different sleds?



Yup the color picture is a Pro II and the B&W is an XCS
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#10 Charles Papert

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 01:28 PM

Brad Richard! What the...! Who let you in here?!

Missed you on the Verizon gig--it was easy money.
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#11 TJ Williams

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 10:49 PM

Thanks for posting that IRwin, I live up north in the mild climate and often wondered what was meant by humping the steadicam around in the desert???
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:17 PM

:blink: :huh: :blink: .....Ja ja ja ja...poor camel....... ;) .

oooouch :o

......I feel sorry for the poor camel, that must hurt :lol:

...Ja ja ja... you´ve reason...POOR camel.... :D
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