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#1 Andrew Gibbins

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 06:23 PM

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd say hello. I currently work as a lecturer in FE teaching media production. I am also a freelance camera operator having worked in the industry previously (I missed it so much I got a camera to 'keep my eye in'). I own a JVC GY DV5000E which I use for mainly weddings these days as well as some corporate. I love the shots that a steadicam can get. It seems that the Steadicam Flyer is around 5,700 pounds here in the United Kingdom. Assuming I advertised in the usual places (mandy.com etc) how much work do you think I would be likely to get after doing a training course? The MK-V training course looks excellent but I can't find a price, I assume they are not cheap! I know you lot get a lot of these type of questions so thanks in advance for any answers!

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Andrew
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#2 WillArnot

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:02 PM

Hi Andrew,

Welcome. Why don't you try getting in touch with Robin Thwaites there in the UK, very nice gent. Since you are interested in the Flyer and lighter rigs, Tiffen is an excellent direction to head in with many choices for video sleds and when you get on to heavier sleds as well.

Also contact Peter Abraham here through the forum, he is the go to guy for Flyer information, and a great person to know to help get you going.

There is a workshop there in the UK at the BBC training center on March 21st. See:

http://www.steadicam...?showtopic=4488

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Will
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#3 Andrew Gibbins

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 02:08 PM

Hi Andrew,

Welcome. Why don't you try getting in touch with Robin Thwaites there in the UK, very nice gent. Since you are interested in the Flyer and lighter rigs, Tiffen is an excellent direction to head in with many choices for video sleds and when you get on to heavier sleds as well.

Also contact Peter Abraham here through the forum, he is the go to guy for Flyer information, and a great person to know to help get you going.

There is a workshop there in the UK at the BBC training center on March 21st. See:

http://www.steadicam...?showtopic=4488

Best,

Will


Thanks Will - much appreciated. Is the best way to contact Peter or Robin through a PM then? It is very early days in my steadicam career :unsure: so a workshop that early may be a bit soon but I shall have a look, many thanks again.

Regards,

Andrew
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#4 jay kilroy

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 03:56 PM

Actually Andrew, just the opposite, it is never too early for a workshop. Infact, earlier the better, before you learn bad habits.

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#5 Andrew Gibbins

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 05:28 PM

Actually Andrew, just the opposite, it is never too early for a workshop. Infact, earlier the better, before you learn bad habits.

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Cheers Jay, that is a good point. How much do these workshops tend to be? Nowhere seems to worry about a price. Is it a good idea to do a workshop without a rig if I can't practice flying straight away?

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Andrew
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#6 WillArnot

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:09 PM

I took my first workshop in '91 and didn't buy my first rig until '95.

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#7 Amando Crespo

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:33 AM

Right now boy. You´re well come. Take a look, I was workinkg like steadicam operator so many year ago, and I made a workshop with Garret, Jerry, Brunner, fawcett... and moore teachers.. And I¨m on the wave again. Most important is your way of sense at shotting.
Wellcome boy.
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Amando Crespo.
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Aps..! I forget. Mr. Robin Twaites can helps you every thing you need. Call him, you´ll know a Nº 1 professional.
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