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#1 David Allen Grove

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 09:20 PM

My mother in law is visiting from out of state so we did the touristy thing and went to Hollywood. By chance we happened to see a live on tape show of "On-Air with Ryan Seacrest" outside, next to the Kodak Theater. Lenny Cravitz performed. Naturally I scanned for Steadicam and I saw not one, but two, count em' two steadicam operators.

I believe one guy was David Eastwood. But I'm not sure who the other guy was. I couldn't get close enough to talk to either operator. The one who I think was Eastwood has a pro-vest, Master arm. I couldn't tell which sled he has. The other guy had a Broadcast or possibly Elite master setup.

It was fun to watch other operators at work. It would have been more fun to actually work the show. ;)
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#2 Jeff Muhlstock SOC

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Posted 16 May 2004 - 08:39 AM

Eastwood's rig is custom(David designed and built it), with a pro gimbal d-box 2, transvideo monitor. The other op, I believe, is Danny Bonila. A relatively, new to Steadicam guy. He is the regular on this show.

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#3 David Allen Grove

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Posted 16 May 2004 - 09:12 AM

Hey Jeff,

Mr. Eastwood actually sent me an email! It was indeed him and the other op was actually Wayne Kelly. David said he was filling in for another op (perhaps Danny) that was ill.
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#4 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 16 May 2004 - 11:49 AM

i dont particularly watch the show but it did catch my eye when i noticed it was steadicam on the show. the Op did some nice moves..

i see oprah has/had one on her show a time or two(not that i watch her show or anything... ;))
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#5 jay kilroy

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Posted 16 May 2004 - 07:50 PM

Only when Dr. Phil is on right???? Just joking.
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Posted 18 May 2004 - 01:39 PM

The Dr. Phil Show uses a steadicam all the time. They even close with a steadicam shot of Dr. Phil and his wife leaving the studio.
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Posted 18 May 2004 - 07:20 PM

yes he does. i applaud these shows (the producers actually) for incorporating the steadicam...
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