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#1 dankneece

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 09:05 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/...gory=21165&rd=1


Steadicam EFP training tape featuring Ted Churchill and Jerry Holway. A great tape for learning Steadicam no matter what your rig. It's not mine. I just saw it.
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#2 Erwin Landau

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 04:25 PM

That is a great Tape.

Even though it's 10 years old it's still basically up to date and universaly useable.
All the basics still apply, you still mount the Camera the same way, you still balance it the same way, you still operate the same way...
Very much worth owning and making it a part of your Steadicam Collection...

Does Tiffen still sell/give them out?

Would be a great Idea to update it to a DVD and put all the Masters Takes etc on that one, The ultimate Steadican Course on a Tape...

Whatever happend to the Ted Churchill short: "One day in the life of a Steadicam Operator" or something like that?


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#3 PeterAbraham

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:58 PM

It's a heck of a thing. I have one of the ones that C.P. was sending out, on the shelf. Then again, I have the first Demo ever videotape on the East Coast of a Steadicam. It was done by G.B., at The Camera Mart in 1977. Vintage Steadicam-35 and all.....

:D

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#4 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 03:48 PM

It's a heck of a thing. I have one of the ones that C.P. was sending out, on the shelf. Then again, I have the first Demo ever videotape on the East Coast of a Steadicam. It was done by G.B., at The Camera Mart in 1977. Vintage Steadicam-35 and all.....

:D

Peter Abraham, E.M.T.

yeah i tried to get peter to come up off it but he would nt budge... '-)

i have an old efp tape with Jerry Hill as the instructor.. would love to have something with Ted on it... thanks Dan for the link!
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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 19 January 2004 - 10:10 PM

I loaned the tape out years ago and forgot who had it! Ok all, fess up!!
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#6 Ari Gertler

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 11:54 AM

Wow, the tape sold for over $50.00. Who else has some hiding in the back of their closet?
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#7 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 25 January 2004 - 08:25 PM

hi guys i have it here in my hands...yes i live in argentina ...that country in the south where we shoot with arri 3 yeat(that is foer all those ho lauhg at me at the soa workshop)
ii just seand a copy to jerry i hope he se it , he is to bussy fighting here at the soa forum
must ask some freand of mine if he have upload this tape to the internet on dvix? (its that against the law?) hahahahah
ps great tape u must see this one at least one time
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#8 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 25 January 2004 - 08:29 PM

yes my english sucks ....and what about it ....for shure your spanish also sucks

ps keep the form ...and walk the line ....
jerry u still my idol ...
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#9 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 25 January 2004 - 10:31 PM

id love to see it. no shame in my game to ask... ;)
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Posted 31 January 2004 - 05:48 PM

Recently there has been mention of the video presented by Ted, Jerry(, and Garret?) It sounds like an excellant resource. Is there any one that owns the tape that would be willing to loan it or allow someone to purchase a copy?
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#11 Erwin Landau

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 06:35 PM

It's called the:

Cinema Products Corporation
Steadicam EFP Video
Training Manual

It was made back in 1990. (Shot entirely with a Video Camera mounted on an EFP).

It was a part of the EFP package. The video would refer to the "Steadicam EFP Manual/Operations and Maintenance" and the manual would ask to watch specific parts, by tape time, on the video.
(It was believed that you could watch the video and be able to use the EFP for broadcast purposes... basically a workshop on tape. Shot with and by the EFP/EFP user.)
It's specifically made for the EFP Steadicam, but due to the fact that everything discussed and shown also applies to ALL Body mounted Stabilizers, it became very useful (Famous?) as crash course for home use... (Still it does not replace a proper Workshop).

An interesting back story...
Jerry Holway and Ted Churchill are leading through the tape and demontrating, balancing and showing tricks and operating fundamentials... Garrett appears at the end of the tape for a little inside joking.... Anyhow...
The story is that Ted was very opposed to the idea of a "low grade" Steadicam (bringing down rates and opening the doors for all kind of non operators able to afford a rig... sounds familiar???) he was making all kinds of bad and bashing comments.
But after the introduction/release of the EFP (And the fact that you could not buy separate/upgradeable parts to get into the business in the low end) he was very impressed with the result and promissed to restore some of the faith into the product by appearing in a manual/sales video, which he did.

Side note... Mark O'Kane can be seen demonstarting the EFP in the printed manual. (He still had hair back then, actually long hair... don't remind him, he'll kick your butt.)
Also Rusty Gellar is featured on the brochures demonstrating the WOODEN!!!! EFP prototype....

CP used to give the Video out to potential costumers... or just as guest gift when you visited the factory in Los Angeles.

I got my copy back in 1998 thanks to Garrett.

I asked in the past if Tiffen would re-release it, preferably on DVD... but it seems that the master tape either got erased, lost or whatever...

Maybe bug Frank Rush with it... if enough people ask about it, they could make a couple hundred and sell them...

Erwin"If my memory doesn't leave me..."Landau
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#12 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 07:42 PM

i hope some one gets money about the efp video ...cause they went broke after that ..it was the 80 and there is no home computer editing at that time...
other extrange thing ...sometimes there is a fly on the lens of the camera ....
other funny story is the shooting exercise jerry did for the video on the backlot ..(the old ruins.) where the soa workshop its make.....


i have to tell philadelphia soa workshop rocks........


i hope i get some cretid for bringing alive...that video again ...
jerry was laghing at me when i tell him about the efp video......
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#13 Mitch Gross

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 10:44 PM

Somewhere I have the old VHS tape that CP supplied with the little Steadicam JR. I bought one of the first ones as a scouting tool and actually did some jobs with it. Watching seasoned those seasoned pros zip around with the little JR, obviously having a ball handing it off through windows and whatnot, made the video fun to watch.
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#14 RobVanGelder

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 09:12 AM

I have this EFP training video in my home (Amsterdam) and I tried to convert it to something I could burn on a disc but sofar no success. It´s a NTSC tape and though I can play it on a multistandard player to Pal, it is a pain when put into a computer; the sync is going all over the place.
Besides that, I have to keep you waiting: I am not in Amsterdam for hopefully a long time!

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#15 JobScholtze

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:51 AM

I have a Provid training video.

Anybody needs one?
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