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#1 Michel Aspirot

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:17 PM

Just got my Glidecam V-25 about 8 day ago and good do I love it.
It a grate piece of machinery. And I recommend it to any one how thinking of getting one

Hire's a little test demo real I just did for fun with my Glidecam V-25 yesterday while practicing.

(And I have only had 4 day of practice so it's still ruff but it's getting better with practice)

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http://www.youtube.c...ch?v=3jk22EaaHM
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#2 Jean-Nicolas Dorion

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:05 PM

Hello neigbour,

Congradulation on getting your first rig. The V25 is a nice system to start with. However I'd strongly recomand that you get a workshop as soon as possible. It will answer a lot of questions you don't even think of and start you up on the right foot.

Be patient before doing a reel... like you said "it's getting better with practice" and a lot of it! I don't want to be rude but it would've been possible to acheive about the same results handheld.

Be sure to practice your horizon and check carefully your head room.

Cheer up! For only four days w/o a workshop it's really not bad.

Be humble...
I still consider myself as a newbe after 5+ years of operating on a worst system than yours!

Good luck and fly safe!
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#3 Fabrice Maurel

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:29 PM

I agree with Jean-Nicolas, watch out of for the Horizon "the boat effect". A workshop is needed.
Congrat on your new toy. :)
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#4 Michel Aspirot

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:49 PM

Thanks for the feed back it is greatly appreciated

I now it no were of being perfect but I practice and practice when I get the chance and the cameras a free.

I?m meeting up with an operator witch is in my region to give me pointers try to coach me. But unfortunately don?t have the money write now to go to the stats for a work shop. So if any of you might now of a good course near Ottawa or Montréal which would complement the coaching it would really help.
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#5 Fred Davis

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:57 PM

Congrats on getting yer gear.
At the risk of being inappropriately marketing-oriented, Please don'y hesitate to contact me if PCS can be of service.
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#6 Jean-Nicolas Dorion

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 05:31 PM

Hello again Michel,

I'd be glad to help you out if you get in Montreal area.

The nearest workshops (I think) are in New York, Philadelphia or the Glidecam one near Boston... You can go to a 2 days basic class. It's gonna help a lot! It'll be mush easier with a well balanced setup and good exercise tips.

For now, you can always walk the line back and forth (remember... try to keep your horizon) then use an apple box and step over it without loosing it... That's a nice start. (Try to have less headroom. It's an important thing as well)

Sorry again beeing rude on my first post but I know couple of other experienced op that could've discourage you a lot more. Like you said again, it will only get better.

Flying a steadicam is like jumping off a plane... Can't do that alone so it was really wise of you asking for help.

Take care!
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