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Stephen Perera

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  1. Hi all.....is there anyone in southern Spain (Cadiz or Malaga provinces) willing to hang out with me and teach me how to use a steadicam? let me know please....cost of say a one day intense? I want to fly an Aaton XTR 16mm camera....I have a vest, arm and sled....ideally tutor me to use what I have. (Mi número es el (+34) 667 661 936 si me quereis contactar por WhatsApp o lo que sea....estoy a vuestra disposición....gracias!)
  2. Hi there, would like to attend an initiation course for Steadicam in Spain......preferably somewhere like Malaga...came across this one....wondering if recommended or not....or any others someone may know of or even be....or would there even be anyone in this forum willing to hang out with me and teach me for a day or whatever.....open to suggestions https://www.schooltraining.es/formacion/ver-curso/id/672/titulo/taller-practico-de-steadycam.html
  3. thanks for the help much appreciated....
  4. I haven't got one of those purpose made docking and balancing brackets at the moment......they are out of stock on the Proaim I have.....I was wondering....and this is a stupid question I guess.....whether mounting the handle of the gimble (as one does on the Arm) on the end of a C stand is OK to do the balancing part of it all.....I can't think why it would not be as you never hold the handle of the gimble perpendicular to the post......would like confirmation of my assumption.....sorry for the stupidity of this question hahaha
  5. appreciate the info Louis thanks!! but what is this?? "a lipstick camera and mount it to the viewfinder for a quick fix"
  6. Hello everyone, I'm new in here...thanks for reading this thread. I'm here straight from the cinematography.com forum So I've bought a mint 2nd hand ProAim Flycam Redking which takes up to 15lbs. I want to use it with my Aaton XTR XC 16mm camera + battery + Leica R 28mm f/2.8 (has the Nikon F mount) and weighs in at 13lbs approx. When I eventually get confident enough to shoot (probably many hours trying to balance it up) I will have the 'framing' problem as the camera can't take a monitor So I'm here to ask about what sort of 'hack' I could create to be able to frame my shots. Obviously Im going to shoot as wide as possible to give myself a fighting chance along with shooting from f8 to f22 to again keep things in focus......not interested in shallow depth of field for what im doing..... So I've thought of a couple of 'hacks'. The first would be to attach a GoPro that has the screen on the back and align it with the axis of what i see through the Leica and it that way hopefully at least keep the person in the frame in the middle.......and 2. if that fails (i.e cant see the monitor in the sun) attach a laser pointer and then get rid of the dot in post....yes....that ridiculous haha I was wondering if any of you could help me with a more elegant solution!!!! any comments and help appreciated. I going to be shooting a personal project on Eastman Double X of my father who's 82 and has been an athlete all his life and is still going out running....completely self-funded and completely self-indulgent and hopefully a family 'treasure' in the making for our generations to come...... In the make-believe, yet to be invented world there would be an attachment to the Aaton eye-piece that would run a cable to a monitor that's as good in daylight as the Kindles E-ink tech
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