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#1 Charles Papert

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 02:37 PM

Craig Fikse had me in for a few days on his current feature for dueling Steadicam shots. We joked about the fact that due to our height differences, my low high mode would probably come up to the same lens height as his low mode and we should get a pic of same. A few hours later we were doing simultaneous overs of two actors sitting on a sofa and sure enough, that's exactly how it worked out!

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#2 Amando Crespo

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 06:11 PM

Craig Fikse had me in for a few days on his current feature for dueling Steadicam shots. We joked about the fact that due to our height differences, my low high mode would probably come up to the same lens height as his low mode and we should get a pic of same. A few hours later we were doing simultaneous overs of two actors sitting on a sofa and sure enough, that's exactly how it worked out!

Fine and curious but effective.

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#3 AdamKeith

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 07:44 PM

I have had the pleasure of operating Steadicam on the same set with Brant Fagan, Jason Cullum and Peter Abraham at diffrent times. It was a joy to watch and learn a little from each and we are all about the same height. But I don't think Peter would fit in my vest


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#4 Lukas Franz

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:30 AM

Charles, we both have the same advantage to get "low mode" shots with regular setup. I'm not getting the height of Garrett or Craig at all, too ;-)

Cheers, Lukas
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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:33 AM

Charles will actually fit into a Pelican 1650 (with the help of some Lisigav) so you can take him on location for your low mode needs. He's not cheap, but sassy!

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#6 Charles Papert

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 11:40 PM

I'm gonna punch you in the knees for that one, Baldwin
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#7 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 02:58 AM

When a producer needs a little steadicam for a job, Chas is their guy!
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 03:41 PM

I know how you feel ;)

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 04:14 PM

I know how you feel ;)



I've met her, she's short
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 05:43 PM

I know how you feel ;)



I've met her, she's short


ooouch :lol:
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#11 James Puli

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 07:02 PM

Hey Guys, you'll love this one

Production - Japanese Kirn Beer TVC
Operators Louis Puli, Ian McMillan, Harry Panagiotidis
Lens Sizes 85mm, 135mm, 180mm
Shoot Length - 3 or 4 days travelling around Victoria.

All 3 Melbourne Steadicam Operators working on the one job, all with Seitz focus systems, Master Series, Pro and a hotted up Mod2 (ex Bob Gorelick) rigs and all flying Arri3's, only 1 with steadimags.

The shot was all just rotating around the dude drinking the beer. They didnt want to do to many takes at it, so hired 3 Operators and had them all track around on different lens sizes. Keeping out of shot wasnt a problem cos they were so tight. (even without Lisagav)

And actually used real beer!

Lets see you guys in the states beet this one!

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#12 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:28 AM

Craig Fikse had me in for a few days on his current feature for dueling Steadicam shots. We joked about the fact that due to our height differences, my low high mode would probably come up to the same lens height as his low mode and we should get a pic of same. A few hours later we were doing simultaneous overs of two actors sitting on a sofa and sure enough, that's exactly how it worked out!



The funny thing is that Craig is 5'6" tall and Charles is, well you do the math.
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#13 Charles Papert

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 08:27 AM

Now THERE's the pot calling the kettle--uh--a math problem.

Actually Doc, I think we could both fit in that aforementioned 1650 case, with custom cutouts for each. Last one in, disable the air purge please.
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#14 RonBaldwin

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 08:56 AM

again, with lisigav all things are possible
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:42 PM

Yes let us not forget the lisigav!!!!
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