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#1 PeterAbraham

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 08:25 AM

Good morning,

On behalf of Tiffen I'd like to invite everyone to come and enjoy our annual Steadicam Operator's Evening at the N.A.B. show that begins tomorrow.

We will be hosting it at Bally's, and it will begin somewhere between 7:00 and 8:00 pm. The exact start time and number of the Suite we will be hosting in will be given to me today.

Come back to this thread for the details. I will post them in later today when I am given the notify.

Last year's evening was great fun and a chance to spend time with our excellent group from Tiffen as well as your fellow Operators from around the world.

Enjoy the show, and we hope to see all of you on Monday evening.

Best Wishes,

Peter Abraham

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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 09:55 AM

Good morning,

On behalf of Tiffen I'd like to invite everyone to come and enjoy our annual Steadicam Operator's Evening at the N.A.B. show that begins tomorrow.



Have a great time guys, it's always a fun evening. I wish I was going this year but I can't make the dates work with the show I'm on.
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#3 PeterAbraham

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 10:46 AM

Hi again !
Okay- please join us at:

BALLY'S CASINO/HOTEL
SUITE 1861-A
NORTH TOWER

From 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Best to all,

Peter Abraham
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:15 AM

Peter, stop by the Red One booth and ask if you can fly their cam on the flyer, Peter Jackson used Steadicam on their test movie. I wonder what Steadicam model he used, this camera is the star of 2007.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:57 AM

Peter, stop by the Red One booth and ask if you can fly their cam on the flyer, Peter Jackson used Steadicam on their test movie. I wonder what Steadicam model he used, this camera is the star of 2007.



Speaking of the Red Camera...check out this video of it from NAB 2007!

http://avid.blogs.co..._red_one_d.html
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:01 AM

Our film crew from SCAD has been filming the action from NAB 2007. Check out the interview we did with Steadicam inventor, Garrett Brown:

http://avid.blogs.co..._stedicam_.html

Other videos from NAB can be seen at:

http://avid.blogs.co...scad/index.html
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 04:14 AM

Hey Bob and everyone.

As said in another thread, we did put the Red Camera on a Steadicam twice. First with an Archer and then Steve Fracols' Ultra 2. Camera flew very well, similar to an F900 in weight and length.

Check out Miko Wilsons pics in the other thread.

The Red guys were'nt sure who the Steadicam Operator was on Peter Jacksons film and the person wasnt creditted. They just said that in their opening presentation it was used and that was about it, it wasnt mentioned again. And when I asked directly, they were'nt 100% positive it was used.

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#8 Steve Fracol SOC

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 09:02 AM

James,

As said in another thread, we did put the Red Camera on a Steadicam twice. First with an Archer and then Steve Fracols' Ultra 2. Camera flew very well, similar to an F900 in weight and length.

I just wanted to make this more clear. The way THE RED camera we had to fly was set up with a drive and one battery on board and hanging off the back it was about the weight of a VariCam with ENG lens but the length of a CineAlta 900 with converter on back. But all is very modular and that same camera could move the batt and drive to the top of the camera making the profile more like a 435. No worries, just wanted to make sure everyone is clear that it was not the weight of a 900 cine alta. The Red is very light weight.

Best,

Steve Fracol
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 11:38 AM

Agreed. First of all, my thanks to the many Operators who joined us last Monday evening, and who stopped by during the week to enjoy the fellowship at the Tiffen booth and check out the new Steadicam systems. It was great to see everyone !

The day before Steve put it up, I went down there with the Archer system. ( Top camera payload: 23 pounds). The prototype they gave to us was non-functioning but we wanted to see how it would do. We put up the body, a large prime and a clip-on mattebox. They let me hold the Hard Drive in it's housing. Very light, almost inconsequential in terms of a larger rig.

As Steve said, what IS of consequence was the modularity of the system, and how the battery and HD could be configured differently around the body. Excellently thought out.

It was nifty to be the second person to fly the Red on a Steadicam ( and, Steve the third ! ). The images I saw in the screening were indescribable.

We have witnessed a real shift in the paradigm. Very cool !!

Peter Abraham
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#10 James Puli

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 12:39 PM

Thanks Steve for the clarification. I must have missed the part where they said the drive can be mounted elsewhere on the camera.

Peter, thanks to you and everyone from Steadicam for being so welcoming around the booth and at the get together. It was a fantastic environment to be in and I had an awesome time.

See you all at Cinegear!

JP

Edited by James Puli, 28 April 2007 - 12:40 PM.

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