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#1 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:07 PM

So I've finally said goodbye to my Steadicam kit.
A few days ago i sold my entire package to another operator, and from this point on I plan to concentrate solely on working as a DP. I am sure that over the next few months i will still pick up a steadicam rig for the occasional day or two to help pay the bills during my transition to full time DP but i am also sure that those days will become fewer and fewer as time goes by. I have mixed feelings about leaving my steadicam days behind but it was something that needed to happen to advance my DP career, and the timing just felt right. I bought my first Steadicam 7 years ago (an old 3A) and it has been a fantastic journey ever since; I've learned from some amazing DP's and worked on some great sets, and now Im really looking forward to collaborating with other steadicam operators on projects that i am lighting. So i just wanted to say thank you to all the forum members who have helped me over the years, many of whom may not even read this forum anymore. I will still visit the forum to keep abreast of things, and I'll always consider myself a steadicam operator at heart but for now its goodbye. Sort of:)
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:31 PM

all the best in your new adventure and thanks to you for share things here in the forum.If you came to Spain as DP remember Steadycam factory,the best and bigger company in steadicam service,good luck.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:24 PM

Good luck Stephen. May the Irish be with you!
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:24 PM


I was just thinking about you the other day noticing we haven't heard much from you in awhile. Congratulations on your new career path and best of luck to you. Thanks so much for contributing here on the forum as well - it really does make a difference. If I ever get to Ireland, I'm still going to look you up!


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#5 Steve Fracol SOC

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 12:33 AM

Congrats on the big move Stephen! It takes a lot of guts to just sell it all and walk away but I believe that to bump up that is the best way.

I wish you all the best as you move forward!!!


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#6 chris fawcett

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 03:10 AM

Hi Stephen,

The very best of luck to you as a DP. I wish you a productive and exciting career. Keep in touch with the forum from time to time to let us know how you are getting along.

All the best,

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#7 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 06:18 AM

Many thanks for all the kind words both on and off forum guys. I will of course keep in touch here - its become such a part of my daily routine to check in here that i cant imagine not doing so!
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#8 Bo Baraniak

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 07:58 PM

May I also join fellow forum members and wish you all the best in your new chosen career, I hope it brings you as much joy and satisfaction as the steadicam operating did!
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#9 Jon Beattie

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 10:14 PM

Its funny I just saw 'Becoming Jane'
Very nice job operating some solid work.
Good luck with your next move.
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#10 G. Grammatikos

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:37 AM

Stephen all the best as dp,Enjoy your new career and keep in touch with steadicam iam sure that you will enjoy steadicam shoots as steadicam op and dp at the same time at least once time per two months ,just bechause the steadicam is a part off you
all the best !!
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