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#1 thomas-english

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 08:09 AM

who does more advanced training in the UK?

i know john ward offered training but he s unreachable.... Dp ing somewhere

Howard does too... but he s a busy man too

off course there s the introductory courses that are very good offered by optex and the NFTS .

Are there any other operators out there in the UK who would consider themselves qualified to offer training on an informal basis?

thomas "waiting for malibu" english
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#2 joe mcnally

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 12:08 PM

Hi Thomas
have you tried Paul Edwards ? Mike Scott ? How about Andre Austin ? His work on Waking the Dead is very strong.
As you know we have been doing some informal sessions/get togethers at my place with various levels of operators and there is always something to be learned or broken.
How about we find a good venue and have a day with a few of us UK ops ?
Have you booked the Malibu workshop ?
Cheers
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#3 Howard J Smith

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 12:47 PM

Hi Thomas

How are you?

We are doing some more advanced training workshops very soon (as soon as I get back from the US) - I am busy, but never too busy to talk to you.
Please email me and I will give you all the details and you can also have a play with all the new stuff.
Hope to see you soon
All the best

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#4 thomas-english

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 02:12 PM

cheers howard

yeah, joe... we should rent a hall near by to u and have an informal steadicam conference... put a post on "castings shooting people" or something and get a couple of actors down that want to sit and stand and run around like rabbits being hunted.

ive tried those people.. frank rush assures me he'll tell me when malibu is but it looks like about january or febuary.

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#5 Jason Williams

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 05:16 PM

I don't know if this is the best time to stick this post in, but I'm going on the Optex course in November, but would love to either share my experience (3 years using a similar rig) or get together with an experienced operator, just for a mess around, if anyone has any time ... I live in the North West of the UK.

I'm very keen to use my rig, I love operating and enjoy it to the most, it was my dream and ambition, now it's all a reality!

Thanks!

Jason B)
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#6 thomas-english

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 04:14 AM

the optex course is great.
i had been using my rig..... blundering with my rig for a year until i did that.. robin thwaites is cool

take your rig along and set it up on the second day... better u concentrate on the first

stay in the proper hotel. wood norton ... its only 20 pounds pricier. but its well nice ... say hi to eloise the cute french receptionist from me.
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#7 Matt Burton

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 01:31 PM

the optex course is great.
stay in the proper hotel. wood norton ... its only 20 pounds pricier. but its well nice ... say hi to eloise the cute french receptionist from me.

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I'm booked on the november optex course :D any tips or suggestions for getting the most out of it ? ( apart from brushing up on my french of course)
I have never even held a steadicam but everthing i do is leading in this direction. I'm mainly working live music events and docos and doing alot of ninja style running pretending my dsr has a steadicam attached lol

PS any sugestions for a complete rig cost for a newb that will be using cams upto dsr570 size ?
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#8 Jason Williams

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 01:33 PM

I'm booked on the november optex course  :D any tips or suggestions for getting the most out of it ? ( apart from brushing up on my french of course)
I have never even held a steadicam but everthing i do is leading in this direction. I'm mainly working live music events and docos and doing alot of ninja style running pretending my dsr has a steadicam attached lol

PS any sugestions for a complete rig cost for a newb that will be using cams upto dsr570 size ?

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I'll see you there! I'm booked on that too, only two weeks to go, and I'm dead excited!!

It'll be a hell of a lot of fun ... I can see it now, will be so cool using the Master rigs.

Jason
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#9 Jason Williams

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 04:18 PM

My reply to your post has gone under the new post head you've just started.

Jase
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