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Steadican Archer - anyone have experience with this rig?


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#1 tonycope

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:13 PM

I recently purchased a Steadicam archer. So far, with my limited experience, it's been wonderful. Very smooth operation, easy to set up and take down... probably the longest I've spent setting it up is around 15 minutes.

First, I'd love to have any and all advice for getting up-to-speed. What sort of workshops and training materials have people had good experience with? Are there practice exercises that would help me become one with the rig?

Second, I have the basic rig, and was wondering what additional pieces and parts should I purchase? What would someone expect to have access to when hiring out a rig?

Third, what sort of workout routine and exercises are best to keep me (42 yrs old) from going on the injured reserve list?

Thanks for any and all help,
Tony
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#2 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 03:30 PM

First, I'd love to have any and all advice for getting up-to-speed. What sort of workshops and training materials have people had good experience with? Are there practice exercises that would help me become one with the rig?


Hi Tony, just about all, if not all your questions and concerns have been answered on the Forum a few dozen times over. The archives and previous posts represent about a zillion years of combined experience and advice. There's months worth of reading in here so just search various topics.

The short answer is to take one of the week-long workshops put on by Tiffen or the Steadicam Operators Association. Even the two day Flyer workshop is a great option, affordable and held more frequently around the country.

Congrats on the Archer!
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