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Lisa Sene

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Lisa Sene last won the day on October 25 2020

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  1. Time certainly does fly! I'll send you a message next time I'm in LA. Let me know if you're ever in NY, and feel free to reach out with more Steadicam questions - happy to talk!
  2. Hi Andrew, I believe we worked together many moons ago in LA - nice to reconnect! Awesome that you already have some training under your belt from Greg Smith. I haven't met or worked with him personally, though have heard great things. I took the SOA workshop as a student, and have since gone back as an instructor many times, including the SOA workshop that Rowan took in San Diego. Yes, you'll get a lot of calls for work, though I disagree with Rowan's statement that work doesn't come from classmates; the other students (and instructors) in my workshop have gotten me several jobs, a
  3. Glad you found a solution that works for you! Lisa
  4. Hi Robert, Having used both a Zephyr vest and an Exovest, I can speak to both. I started out on a Zephyr vest, and now own an Exovest. They are both very different styles, and one is not better than the other - it's simply what works best for you. If you're able to try both out before making a purchase decision, that would benefit you greatly. All the videos Chris shared are brilliant for Exovest explanations. The biggest differences I found between the two vests were (and keep in mind this is me, not everyone): - My stamina increased in the Exovest due to the torque being higher up
  5. Hi Dave, I'm not a sound person, so I don't know all the pieces involved, though I would explore how to wirelessly send a signal to a pack you could wear, then use a single-ear earpiece (so you can still hear what's around you - I use this one) to monitor. In the narrative world, Comteks are used often for the same purpose - I use them to hear dialog if the actors are physically too far away to hear and I need to move on a line. Not sure what you'd need to get from point A to point B gear-wise, though I'd try that. As Paulius mentioned, you likely won't be able to change levels (unle
  6. FYI for everyone, the Pennsylvania workshop is May 17th - May 21st, 2020. We are still working out some things with the new website. Thanks for your patience! Lisa
  7. Hi Connor, Having been to several all over the country - yes, people do come from all over the world, though the majority tend to be local. I had the same question when I was deciding between the Pennsylvania SOA or flying out to CA for a Gold. I'm east coast based, so I decided to do the SOA one. The connections I made there are now some of my greatest friends, and we've worked together countless times. Personally, I'd vote staying local. Lisa
  8. Hi Connor, The workshops are one of the most immersive ways to learn Steadicam. I took a Bronze workshop and the SOA workshop as a student, and I've since been an instructor at the SOA, Gold, Silver, and Asbury workshops. You're being taught by people who absolutely love what they do, and their passion comes through in the energy of shots, exercises, and discussions; it's hard not to be inspired and excited to learn. At the SOA workshop especially, a lot of operators show up to help out throughout the week, which gives you many different voices of experiences, perspectives on career
  9. Hi Austin, Reach out directly to some local ops in your area. Rates vary based on location and type of work, and are best discussed offline. Happy flying! Lisa
  10. Hi Tom, I use a front-mounted Exovest, and have only tried the back-mount with the Tiffen x3 arm at NAB briefly. I do remember feeling the weight a bit more in my legs, which I attributed to the common center of gravity of myself and the sled being farther back that what I am used to on a front-mounted vest. Not a feeling of "this is a dealbreaker!", more a noted difference between the two styles. I've never used a Klassen back-mounted vest, so I'm not sure how it compares. I imagine the main difference you'd have to get used to are the pivot points in the Exovest; it is very unforg
  11. Hi Andrea, Try contacting Tiffen directly; after a quick search, I don't see anywhere that sells the Volt-specific weights individually. Optionally, buy some thin magnets and use them. Lisa
  12. Hi Stephen, I haven't heard of that workshop specifically, though I can speak to the SOA workshops (click on workshops in the menu) and Tiffen workshops, as I've instructed at both before, and I took the SOA workshop as a student. They are a fantastic way to learn a LOT in a short amount of time, though it's up to you to take what you learn and apply it to your operating practice afterwards. If you're serious about operating and willing to travel, they are worth every penny! Feel free to message me if you'd like more info. If you haven't already, check out The Steadicam Operator's H
  13. Adorable! Hope to meet Lillie someday! Lisa
  14. Hi Raphael, In order to achieve both static and dynamic balance with the setup you describe, you'll need to find a way to add some weight to your monitor. You could put a battery bracket on your monitor, and then add a battery to the back. You could also look into smaller weights like these, because they can be moved around to wherever you need them. I'm not sure what mounting options you have on the bottom of that sled, but you could always tape the weights where you need them. Not pretty, but works! I did that for awhile with my Archer 1 sled, which had a fixed monitor bracket (and thus
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