Ed Di Giulio
Posted 05 June 2004 - 03:58 PM
Please visit this direct link to the Guild Web site about Ed's Accomplishments.
Posted 05 June 2004 - 06:56 PM
He will be missed. I fear we may not see his like again.
Jim Bartell, Director of Electrical Engineering
Cinema Products Corporation, 1990-1997
Posted 05 June 2004 - 07:20 PM
Ed was my greatest mentor. He showed me there is a kinder way to do business and that taking care of people was what it was all about. I am often complimented on how I have taken care of this community. You have Ed to thank for instilling this passion in me.
I will greatly miss our conversations and his guidance.
Cinema Products Corporation 1988 - 2000
Posted 06 June 2004 - 10:59 PM
Jim and James were right he was a mentor to all of us and the way he treated people who moved on from CP was always unbelievable. He would always try and help them out no matter what the circumstances they left CP. He was very loyal to everybody who came in contact with him. He taught me so much I can't even tell you. He always backed me up, no matter what the situation. Just ask Bob Auguste, Max Penner, Lyn Taylor, John Jurgens, or GB, how loyal this guy could be.
I just want to tell you one story that he told me that always made me laugh. Back in his days living in Brooklyn, his mother was giving him shit about the way he was dressing and acting, she looks out the window and asks him why he didn'nt act and dress more like the young man that was walking by his house dressed to the hilt and working his ass off. Ed goes over to the window and looks who she was talking about and guess who it was? It was Mafia boss Carlo Gambino's son. That always makes me laugh when I think about it.
He was one of a kind and I will always think about what he did for me in many ways. I have many instances and memories of him and I thank him.
Cinema Products Corporation 1979-2000
Posted 07 June 2004 - 07:19 AM
We in the fraternity of Steadicam owe you more than can be expressed. In 1974 you welcomed an outsider to Hollywood and embraced his improbable contraption. You gave it its name and sent it out into the world to change the way movies are made. Your integrity and warmth and wit and innovative zeal have been a beacon ever since. You will be with us as long as cameras move.
I miss you...
Posted 07 June 2004 - 01:20 PM
Special Lenses for Kubrick on Barry Lyndon
Dalsa HD camera
Not to mention:
The CP-16, the most widely used film news camera by far
First crystal controlled camera ever
Pioneer in Keykode for editing
And many, many more. Unfortunately a lot of Ed's achievements predated the Internet so there are no on-line article about them.
Posted 09 June 2004 - 01:31 AM
Ed could get just as excited about your ideas as he would about his own.
It was a great pleasure to know him, and it was an honor to have worked for and with him.
God Bless Ed Di Giulio.