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#1 Henry Gelhart

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 02:41 PM

Hey,
yesterday I watched Navy CIS. When the crew is talking and investigate cases in their
Head Office, there are always very very cool moved pictures around the various desks.
I say it is filmed with a Steadicam but a friend (he is in the "dolly grip business") says
that it is filmed with a dolly mounted Steadicam.
Anybody here in the forum who is a camera operator in NCIS? Or just someone who knows?

Thanks!

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#2 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 03:08 PM

Hi Henry,

I'm working on NCIS as a regular day-player. Billy Webb is the DP/Steadicam Operator on the first unit. They are doing a lot of hard mounted steadicam moves, aka, garfield-mount on a dolly.

SOC Steadicamforum Video

Watch the Billy Webb part....


I hope that helps.



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#3 RonBaldwin

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 05:33 PM

Billy Webb is the DP/Steadicam Operator on the first unit.
Jens



not sure how I feel about that. When I moved up to operator I wasn't a focus-puller/operator. A good leader/crew chief (such as a dp/key grip/gaffer/whoever) surrounds himself with competent people and lets them do their job. And we wonder why the op position has been in jeapardy. I hope he's atleast getting a huge $ bump in addition to the rental when he operates -- I assume it's his rental?

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#4 Henry Gelhart

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:24 AM

Hey,
first thanks Jens for the video link. It is that kind of scene wich I mentioned.

I saw a hard mounted Steadicam here in Germany during a shot, really great shots. I think I have to try it sometime....

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