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#1 David Emmerichs

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 03:25 PM

Hello everyone.

It's been so long since the last time I thought I posted on this forum that I came to the startling realization that I never have. Now I've registered so I can post and I'm looking for a bit of history.

I was digging through old boxes of stuff and came across several Beta tapes from over twenty years ago. These were interviews I did with Ted Churchill for an NYU film school class. They are in good condition and I've managed to transfer them to my computer for editing.

I would like to put together a retrospective/tribute/documentary kind of thing and I'm wondering how many of you out there have video and pictures from over the years of Ted at various workshops and demos. I've got his demo reels and the piece he did on the Steadicam Operator's life on set; the one where he, very famously, never puts the rig on.

I would love to hear from anyone who has anything, whatever the format, that might be useful.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 12:29 PM

unfortunately I have nothing to contribute, but can't wait to see this project. I enjoy anything about Uncle Teddy and the early years of Steadicam.

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#3 Lukas Franz

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 04:52 PM

Hello David!

Welcome to the forum. I'm afraid I can not support your "Wayback Machine" project, but it's great to see you here in the forum. Man, you've done a lot of great stuff I adore very much. :rolleyes:


All the best.

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#4 David Emmerichs

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 07:08 PM

Thanks for the welcome and kind words. I used to post now and then on the old AOL forum long long ago. I left when people stopped discussing our craft in a creative and helpful manner and things just deteriorated into griping and political/factional fighting. Things have changed somewhat; and now the forum seems so well organized that you can go many different places to discuss any number of topics. I applaud how many people are willing to give their time to help others, and I love that people post shots and pass on what they've learned. Kudos to the organizers and well done to those of you who have helped make this site a useful resource.

And if you still want political fights and griping, you can always visit the AR forum. Wow.

As for my little project, I've had people email me with some helpful information and will let everyone know how it's coming along. The interview is vintage Ted and I know there are several people out there who would love to see it.

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#5 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:46 PM

As for my little project, I've had people email me with some helpful information and will let everyone know how it's coming along. The interview is vintage Ted and I know there are several people out there who would love to see it.

David
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Hi David
Welcome back yes the forum has changed very much from the old AOL days to a truly international forum .
A great reference book on Ted is ''Light Years"Confessions of a Cinemathographer by Tom McDonough Published by Grove Press ,Inc. New York
A quote from Tom
''His (Ted's) persistence in searching for the soul of his machines inspired this book "
Its a great read I hope you can find a copy .
As for your doco yes you can add my name to the list I would like to have a copy.
All the best
Louis from down under B)
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#6 Bud Kremp S.O.C.

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 04:10 PM

Hi dave,

I may have a vhs tape of ted demo'ing steadicam, made at a victor duncan. If I can find it, interested?

bud kremp
(we worked together on "thick as thieves")
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#7 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 08:32 PM

Ha Bud

If you do find that tape I would love to have a copy(vhs pal,or dvd ) as well (any costs incur I will pay ok)
Thank
Louis from down under B)
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#8 RonBaldwin

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 10:46 PM

speaking of the book "Light Years" -- I thought there was another one in the works, but I heard this years ago. Someone told me it was a book about Ted.

I love that book, some really funny stories!

rb
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#9 JensSchroeder

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 01:41 PM

Hi David,

Good luck with your project. You probably have those pictures already but just in case...

I found the pictures at the steadicamline forum:

http://www.steadicam...picture/pic.htm

Cheers,

Jens

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