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#1 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 04:33 AM

I just watched the documentary "Jesus Camp" and noticed a funny discourse between Ted Haggard (the now disgraced evangelical preacher) and the steadicam operator on the film (I believe it was Andrew Janson) during a sermon by Haggard. The scene I'm referring to is in the deleted scenes section and is called "Ted Haggard's Sermon".
There is some nice steadicam work in the film, and the film itself is an eye opening look at evangelical christians and there "teachings" to children in the United States. I'll keep my personal opinions to myself (although it's tough), but the film is definately worth seeing and is quite well done, nicely shot, and very entertaining.
I'm curious if anyone else has seen it and what your thoughts are.
Here's a link to the website for Jesus Camp
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#2 Alex Olszewski

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 03:41 PM

I live in the middle of Evangelical America and am probably the only non-Evangelical in the state of Arkansas. Evangelical Pros: If you're ever stuck on the side of the road, these people will offer to help you while most people will drive right by. Evangelical Cons: Some odd beliefs, eg, Rapture, and sometimes hostile to mainstream Christians.

The film tips its hand by focusing on the most extreme element, kinda like focusing on Hezbollah when making a documentary about Islam.
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#3 Afton Grant

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 05:51 PM

Said shot has been posted to SteadiShots. I found it very entertaining.

http://www.steadisho....cfm?shotID=241

It's funny that Ted asks the same question that we all are asked over and over: "Does it float on its own?" It's so interesting that people think the equipment somehow changes the laws of gravity for everything attached to it.

I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank my good friend Alan Dague-Greene for submitting that shot, among many, many others. At this point, Alan is probably responsible for the capture of nearly half the shots on the site. A little over a year after its launch, the database now contains 211 and counting. Thanks to Alan and to everyone else that has contributed their shots, links, suggestions, commentaries, feedback, referrals, and whatever else. It is all so greatly appreciated.

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#4 Andrew Jansen

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 08:49 PM

Thanks for posting that Afton ! I haven't seen that in a while !! Ted is a scary guy !! I hate it when anybody grabs my rig ! Was an interesting shoot all the same and great that it got an Oscar nomination...

Cheers ! Andrew.
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#5 mattmarek

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 11:09 AM

fun shot :) also enjoyed the film, but find it created quite a few dangerous 'generalizations' amongst friends towards the christian community. worth a watch, but dont group us all in with some nutters out there :)

also worth checking out are the people from westborough baptist church. you can find them on youtube. i forget the names, but they go to american soldiers funerals and celebrate their deaths. creepy stuff
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#6 Andrew Jansen

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 04:42 PM

fun shot :) also enjoyed the film, but find it created quite a few dangerous 'generalizations' amongst friends towards the christian community. worth a watch, but dont group us all in with some nutters out there :)

also worth checking out are the people from westborough baptist church. you can find them on youtube. i forget the names, but they go to american soldiers funerals and celebrate their deaths. creepy stuff



Here's a link to the BBC about them....

http://news.bbc.co.u...ine/6507971.stm

Andrew
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#7 Amando Crespo

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 07:16 PM

In this affaire, I only can see a perfect steadicam shot, and a operator without nerves doing his work. Great for the operator. ;)

Escuse me, Andrew, I wasn´t forget your name... Hurra! for your shot.
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