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chris fawcett

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  1. Hi Axel, Have you tried this position?
  2. It's a combination of operator preference, voodoo, and unreliable sensory perception. Whatever works for you is best! Chris
  3. It will work. The PRO arm socket block is a little undersized, but only by a thou or so. What often doesn't work is using a Steadicam arm with a PRO vest. The Steadicam arm can get stuck. So, you're OK. All the best, Chris
  4. We're holding another Steadicam Gold Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, October 16-21. Come join! http://tiffen.com/steadicam/upcomingworkshops/ (website under construction)
  5. We're holding another Steadicam Gold Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, October 16-21. Come join! (website under construction) http://tiffen.com/steadicam/upcomingworkshops/
  6. Hi there Jess, Sorry to hear that. If you contact Joe Wilbur, I'm sure he'll send you a new peice of velcro. Part number is 815-7895-03 (though give him the details, just in case I got it wrong). Make sure you apply the new Velcro nice and warm, otherwise t won't stick well. jwilbur@tiffen.com I hope this cures your problem. All the best, Chris
  7. Hi Artur, Your form looks good, but maybe you are wearing that vest a little high. I adjust my vests to sit deeper on my pelvis. As long as you can lift your leg so as to climb stairs, it's not too low. Give your bruises a little rest (if you can), then experiment with different settings. Also, guard that you are not pushing your pelvis forward when you start walking. Your standing posture is good. Make sure it stays like that when you move. Let us know how it goes! Chris
  8. Rod end of the side-to-side adjustment on the arm, by the looks of it.
  9. Kevin, Nothing yet. We're still working in the design! Chris
  10. You're welcome, and yes, it was a truly great party.
  11. Friends and colleagues, I'm delighted to announce that we'll be showing a prototype of the new Steadicam Fawcett Exolite Vest, a lightweight version of the Exovest for Pilot to possibly even Archer loads. Please come give us your feedback on the project so far. We're at NAB, Tiffen Booth C10440, right in the middle of Central Hall. I look forward to seeing you there. Chris
  12. I hope to many of you there tomorrow night!
  13. Yes, the arm coming around from the back makes you wider. The weight's always out front, so front or back mounting makes little difference to the feel. The only compelling reason to rear mount is when you use the 3rd arm section to increase your boom range by 50%.
  14. Like Gregor says, you'll notice very little difference between front and rear mounting with the Exovest, so I'd opt for front to keep a thinner profile. Arms seem to work better when front mounted too.
  15. Steadicam is hosting an NAB party on Monday, April 18th at 7PM in the Patio Area of Diablos in the Monte Carlo hotel. Food and drinks provided. All stabiliser operators and aficionados welcome. See you there!
  16. NAB ATTENDEES: Steadicam will hold an NAB get together for all stabiliser operators in Vegas on Monday, April 18th. Garrett will be there and is looking forward to seeing everyone associated with the noble art. There'll be food and drinks, of course. I'll post venue details later. Meanwhile, hold the date! Big thanks to Robert Starling for helping out with this. All the best, Chris
  17. Jess, A New Balance rep told me that the barefoot versions of the Minimus are not discontinued, they're just entering a new 'product cycle', W(ever)TF that means. Chris
  18. Manufacturers need to make people aware of this problem. We've been discussing it here since 2009: http://www.steadicamforum.com/index.php?showtopic=10918 At least Tiffen blocks the D-Tap on the second battery plate on their rigs, but this in itself is not foolproof. Transvideo also warns specifically about this problem in their Titan HD manual, but it's still an easy mistake to make in the heat of the monent. Chris
  19. Richard, REI still has some Minimus on clearance sale, but have you tried these? They're also great. Chris
  20. That sucks, but Merrell still makes minimal shoes.
  21. Victor, I agree with Alec and Chris, and would add that ventilation is A help in preventing condensation as the temperature drops. I've had camera gear at -40C (-40F) with no problems, so I also wouldn't overly worry. All the best, Chris
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