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#1 thomas-english

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Posted 17 July 2004 - 04:45 AM

watching the philadelphia workshop video

http://www.steadicam.../workshop.shtml

really interested in going on it.... but what is this death slide on wire rig?

who makes it?

is it lethal?

does it have brakes?

motors?

loons

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#2 thomas-english

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Posted 17 July 2004 - 04:50 AM

sorry, ive answere d my own question... too quick to post instead of google


http://www.jerryholw...om/skyman.shtml

looks cool, is it fun? expensive?
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Posted 18 July 2004 - 06:11 AM

You do the workshop, you fly the Skyman. It is lots of fun and adds another perspective to Steadicam operating.

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#4 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 10:24 AM

i f u go to the soa workshop u can exparience the syman....we dont have that luke cause we have a lot of rain on october 2003...
maybe next time....
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Posted 24 July 2004 - 06:03 PM

The idea of sliding on a wire with the rig on some kind of suspended chair goes way back Jimmy Muro? somewhere in central america?
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Posted 24 July 2004 - 07:09 PM

The idea of sliding on a wire with the rig on some kind of suspended chair goes way back  Jimmy Muro?  somewhere in central america?

It was in "The Mighty Quinn" filmed in Jamaica. Jimmy rides overhead above a small valley shooting down as Denzel Washington runs down into the valley where a shack is burning. Jimmy steps off at the end and follows Denzel on foot. If anyone has copies of the "SOA" newsletter there is an article about it. The rig Jimmy rode on was just something cobbled together on the set.

Jim "Trivia monkey" Bartell
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Posted 25 July 2004 - 10:07 AM

i was brought up in the french alps as a kid..... it always amazed me on the cable car run to "la meige" how many smashed fallen cable cars there where on the side of the mountain.
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#8 PeterAbraham

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 09:58 PM

Jim, if I recall correctly, the wire device was built by the construction guys to fly materials down to the bottom of a steep hill to build a "villiage" with. Jim Muro had the idea of flying down on it.

I've seen the behind-the-scenes footage of him doing the shot, he does not start on that wooden platform. It's simply gorgeous......and the footage IN the movie is pretty tasty too.

I was one of the Instructors at the last Workshop in Yellow Springs and so...I got to fly the SkyMan. Hot damn, but it's a brilliant machine.

Jerry's reel of footage made with that thing is truly something else. You run that along with the Super-Fly Cam and SkyCam footage and man, you can believe that any shot is possible.

And, it is. :)

Peter " I Did The Ride Of A Lifetime " Abraham.
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#9 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 30 July 2004 - 06:41 PM

the skyman is fun and a neat little idea. i was fortunate enough to try it at the workshop. the images you could do are quite cool...
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