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#1 David Allen Grove

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 09:02 PM

A number of people have been wondering about their status concerning membership into the SG. Some for several months.

We do plan to go over applications at the end of this month and we apologize for any delay. (it does take time to go over these applications as we all work and are not always able to meet on a regular basis to vote on applicants.)

Thanks.
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#2 Will Eichler

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 09:35 PM

Dave,

Thanks for the post! I was going to shoot you an email.

Best,

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#3 James Puli

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 11:35 PM

Me too Dave thanks alot. You should have my name on the list for membership, but if its not please add it for me!

I had too much fun at the Cinegear Guild Gathering and want to come hang out again when Im in the States!

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#4 Juan M.Ramos SOC

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:30 PM

An d me too,thanks for e-mail us,best regards
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#5 Fabrizio Sciarra SOC ACO

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 02:55 PM

That's a great news! Thanks for let us know
best
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#6 JobScholtze

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 05:33 PM

Eh, fill me in here.
Whats the benefit to be a member? Even when living in europe?
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#7 Amando Crespo

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:10 AM

Good news!
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#8 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 08:51 AM

Good deal, I can't wait until my free movie theatre vouchers get here! I heard all guild members get 125 a year? or was that 25 a month, I can't remember.

Either way, it's good news. I'll start making room for another bookmark in my bar.

=)
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#9 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:21 AM

Good to here... was wondering if I didn't clear my background check :ph34r:

-Alfeo "I didn't do it"
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#10 Rich Cottrell

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:58 PM

David,
Have there been any updates to report on the guild membership applications?
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#11 David Allen Grove

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 11:05 AM

Hi Richard!!

Our guy in charge of membership had a baby not too long ago so he's extermely busy being a new daddy.
We've thrown some ideas around to make the application process for him as well as applicants easier but there are details we have to go over.
I wish I had a solid date for when the application will be back online but I just don't at the moment.
Also, I'm moving in a few weeks so I won't be able to reply to emails or add things to the SG website.
Sorry to everyone who has waited.
Thank you for your patience.
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#12 John Perry SOC

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:06 AM

I've had my app in for over 2 years now. I guess I wasn't cool enough. Never even got a rejection letter. No flowers, no card. Someone please teach me the secret handshake. :ph34r:
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#13 Rich Cottrell

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:25 AM

When the steadicam guild first started, I did not apply because I worried it was an East Coast vs West Coast thing... but then a few friends joined from the philly area so I too applied.

Now that was over a year ago... but if John Perry has had to wait over two years.... well then something is seriously wrong.

Seriously, go onto IMDB and look up John. If you can not -- in one second -- tell he should be in the guild, somthing is very out of balance.
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#14 JobScholtze

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:32 AM

When the steadicam guild first started, I did not apply because I worried it was an East Coast vs West Coast thing... but then a few friends joined from the philly area so I too applied.

Now that was over a year ago... but if John Perry has had to wait over two years.... well then something is seriously wrong.

Seriously, go onto IMDB and look up John. If you can not -- in one second -- tell he should be in the guild, somthing is very out of balance.

I aint welcome eighter. Operate for over 10 years but didnt follow the steadicam or pro or whatever workshop. haha lol
imdb isnt enough i guess. :P
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#15 David Allen Grove

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:25 PM

When Dan Kneece and I co-founded the Steadicam Guild back in 2002, the only requirement we had for people was that they take a recognized Stabilizer workshop. GPI/Tiffen/Cinema Products/SOA etc. etc... this is the most important factor and applicants need to provide proof of taking a workshop.

There are no fees to join the Steadicam Guild and actually you don't even need to own a Steadicam to be a member.

At one point, we ran into a situation where we had a couple of guys (only 2) who had been Steadicam operators for YEEEEARS and were top operators but who had never taken a workshop. Shocking but true. The difference is they had major major credits to their names and they are very well known. It was obvious that these were the very rare exceptions.

To make things fair, we look and evaluate each application.

Our schedules have been absolutely crazy between work and growing families.

I have to tell you, handling membership applications not only doesn't pay anything, it's a time consuming headache and it's a thankless job. (that's why I don't do it anymore)

Having said that, if we decide to ask for volunteers (those who are Steadicam Guild members only of course) to help out with applications, send an email directly to davidgrove@gmail.com and let me know if you are interested.

Sorry again for the delay. It's the best we can do for now..
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