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#1 MarkKaravite


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Posted 23 July 2007 - 11:21 PM

While watching the final round of the British Open on Sunday, I caught a shot of an operator on a hands free transporter. He was hard mounted, rolling in Don Juan in front of some players walking down the fairway. It looked like a PRO2 rig with an LCD, and definately a PRO arm.

This seemed like a great application for the hands free transporter. If the operator is out there, I'm sure there is some interest in hearing some details from this shoot.

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#2 Martin Stacey

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:36 AM

Simon does it regularly in the European golf coverage.



Edited by Martin Stacey, 24 July 2007 - 03:38 AM.

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#3 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:49 AM

Hi Mark,
Hope you're well and keeping busy.

See this thread: http://www.steadicam...?showtopic=3385

He also did horse racing at the Grand National this year on the handsfree.

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#4 Howard J Smith

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 08:08 AM

Hi Mark

How are you?
The Op is Simon Wood and he uses the MK-V Nexus with MK-V/Hummingbird LCD. He does have the PRO arm and the Klassen Vest.
The handsfree is the XT and he has the klassen Hard-mount. (which is very nice)
Unfortunately - Simon like most of my clients is so busy and never visits here.
next time I speak to him I will ask him to post.

Hope this is some help.
All the best
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#5 Rich Cottrell

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 08:57 PM

let me add?Simon Wood is a nice guy too!

I got to meet and work with Simon last month here in Philadelphia and he was a cool fella. He mentioned to me he sort of stopped visiting the forum regularly when things got so negative over the past years.
[and, sadly, I assume this happened with more then a few people]

I hope Simon visits the forum again someday?
It is nice to have another international voice? but it is also cool to hear from someone who does steadicam on big live broadcasts on a regular basis. Throw in doing it off a segway/Handsfree, and I am sure he has lots to offer our lil? steadicam forum.

And Simon, when you do read this, my brother even called me up when he was watching the British Open and he told me the steadicam on the segway was one of the coolest things he had seen.
I was off doing NASCAR so I never got to see it, but let us know when the next big Handsfree Steadicam show is, and I will DVR it for sure!
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#6 Matt Burton

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 06:15 AM

Indeed a greate shame some of the more experianced opps feel this way, I have only been around for a few years but have witnessed my fair share of nastyness and thoughless comments on this forum. I might add that 90% of posts are written with only the best of intent, and only a small percent seem to have some 'other' kind of agenda.
My view on this is that the genuine comunity should rise against the 'others' and put this forum back on track. When people stop posting it only serves to censor the comunity and this puts out a bad image of us all.
PS I fully understand people being to busy to post and I wish I was in this possition more often.

Edited by Matt Burton, 25 July 2007 - 06:21 AM.

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