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#1 Alan Lifton

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:42 AM

I located a copy of the article by Ted called "Steadicam, An Operator's Perspective". It's 15 pages of great stuff. If anyone wants it for educational purposes, please email me and I'll send you a pdf.
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#2 Clemens Treml

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 04:47 AM

Hi Alan,
thanks for that offer - very nice! I would like to have a copy. My email is clemens.treml@web.de

Thank you very much...have a good time

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#3 RonBaldwin

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:17 AM

was that the one that was in ASC magazine? If so I used to have that issue...lost long ago. A great article, and funny. We should post it here on the forum...if we can't I'd certainly like a copy

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#4 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:28 AM

Ted's infamous "Manual of Style" is about that long too; I just want to clarify that you are talking about something else? If so, I'd certainly love a copy.
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#5 Alan Lifton

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 06:48 AM

Nope, it's a different article. I think I already sent it to you, Alec...
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#6 Erwin Landau

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 06:49 AM

That sounds like the 4 part series in the ASC magazine... not sure about the year it was running.

There are a couple of great readings from Ted that where available over the years like the following:

- "The Steadicam Operators Manual" by J.D.C. The Cine Tech Series (1979) looks like a pocket version of the Universal model 1 manual
- "Steadicam With Style" by J.D.C. The Cine Tech Series (1980) Also known as "The Operator's Manual of Style"
- "Steadicam Class Outline" (1982)
- "Steadicam/Panaglide Assistant: A Career Alternative" (1985)
- "Requirements For Steadicam Assistants" (1986)
- "Steadicam Technical Features: Traps, Tricks & Tips" (1987)
- "Steadicam Class" (1988)
- "Steadicam Instructor's Class" (1988)
- "Steadicam Operating Hints" (1989)
- "PRO, Paddock Radical Options, Owner's Manual" Churchill Graphics (1993)

And of course:

"Light Years" by Tom McDonough. Grove Press, New York (1987 First edition, 1989 Reprint) ISBN 0-8021-3153-0


There is a complete 'How to teach a Steadicam Class' manuscript floating around with over 100 pages... unfortunately the person that I saw it with will not allow that any copies are made...


Enjoy the reading... If you can find them.


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#7 Erwin Landau

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 06:54 AM

Oh yeah...

I would love a copy as a PDF.

E-mail is on my website.

Thank You,

Sincerely,

Erwin
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#8 Nestor Salazar

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 08:56 AM

That sounds interesting.

I would like a copy to please.
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#9 Clemens Treml

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 10:31 AM

Thanks a lot Alan...very kind of you!
All the best
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#10 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 10:41 AM

Thanks Alan!
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#11 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 11:44 AM

Thanks Alan!


Id love a copy too!
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#12 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:41 PM

Hi Alan,

I'd love a copy too, if at all possible? Many thanks.

You can reach me at Jason@steadicam-facilities.co.uk

Many thanks!
Cheers
Jason
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#13 Erik Brul

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:06 PM

I located a copy of the article by Ted called "Steadicam, An Operator's Perspective". It's 15 pages of great stuff. If anyone wants it for educational purposes, please email me and I'll send you a pdf.



Hi Alan,

Same here, can i also please have a copy ? :rolleyes:
Thanks

info at go-easy.nl


Best, Erik
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#14 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 07:39 PM

Oh yeah...

I would love a copy as a PDF.

E-mail is on my website.

Thank You,

Sincerely,

Erwin

Hi Everyone

Always looking for information on the history of steadicam .

I do a have an original copy of the ASC mag April 1983 Steadicam Operators Perspective and all the Steadicam hits its Stride June,July Sept ,92and Feb 93 Steadicam Plates for Starwars return of the Jedi I will try and scan them to my computer and make PDF files and send them to the guild etc.
Louis dusting off my old ASC mags from down under B)
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#15 Dan Coplan

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 02:51 PM

Count me in!

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