Posted 07 August 2004 - 07:16 AM
The Flying Dutchman, Floris Sijbesma, passed away last week.
A good friend, generous, filled with humour and an incredible operator and teacher.
He's the man that gently forced me into this job and for that I shall always owe him.
He wasn't active on the forum but for those that didn't know him, Floris has been around since the early years, both as an operator and as a teacher.
His personality was an acquired taste for some but you could never deny his presence, you always knew when Floris has entered the building!
It's always too soon when something like this happens.
I hope nobody minds that I posted this here but I felt that the community needed to know, especially the Dutch community.
Goodbye my friend, you were taken from us too soon and I miss you
Rest in peace
Posted 07 August 2004 - 08:37 AM
Posted 07 August 2004 - 12:31 PM
Very sad, I don´t know what to say.......
Rob van Gelder
Posted 08 August 2004 - 10:03 AM
As a reminder, if anyone is interested in writing or finding photos of other operators or other folks that made an impact on our Steadicam community that are no longer with us, like Ted and Chuck please submit the material via email to the guild's email address: email@example.com
Posted 08 August 2004 - 04:54 PM
Floris was one of the greatest steadicam-operators that I've seen working and a remarkable man who's eyes twinkeled when he talked or teached you about the steadicam...
Goodbye...Flying Dutchman and thanks for sharing the passion.
Patrick van Weeren
Posted 09 August 2004 - 07:07 AM
Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:37 AM
Godspeed to you and your families related or unrelated.
Posted 12 August 2004 - 12:52 PM
mark de blok nsc
Posted 13 August 2004 - 08:11 AM
He was one of the funniest,nicest,most understanding teachers I've ever had!
Even though I've only met him twice, I'm gonna miss him!
Posted 13 August 2004 - 09:25 AM
Thank you for the post and letting us know this very unfortunate news. I knew Floris for many years.
For those who never met Floris, he was a great artisan of Steadicam. One of the ?old Guard? that was responsible for breaking new ground and elevating the Steadicam into the well-accepted craft the industry enjoys today.
I know his presence and influence will be missed.