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  1. Stephen, hope you're well. Try a shoe repair person as they may be able to replace the zipper (they have the heavy duty sewing machines), Otherwise: http://www.fikenca.com/steadi-cam-bags/ I forget the exact history but I believe this was the person who used to make the bags for Modular 51???? Anyway, you'll see they have a similar lineup
  2. " And biggest of all, relax! I even get called out on this by DPs I’ve worked with for a long time. If I’m tense, that tends to telegraph into the shot, and sometimes I just need to take a deep breath and shake out my hands and try again." Excellent advice for all operating - not just Steadicam. I have found that 99% of the time I'm struggling with a shot (Steadicam, dolly, hand held, etc), take a deep breath and slow it all down a bit. Long lens Steadicam can be great fun, but I still hate long lens wide shots! With a long lens close up, you really zone into the subject and get to play. Long lens wide shots are so much harder for me. I recall one on "The Americans" where I was forced to track an actor head to toe perpendicularly though the woods on the other side of a small creek and I cursed the fibers of my being! Should have been a dolly shot, but no time (and the grips would not have been pleased) but at that distance, the slightest shift in headroom is so obvious (I wonder how a Volt would have helped that).
  3. I've been doing Steadicam for 25+ years which is over half my life, yet every time I visit a workshop, I'm humbled and inspired by the talent as well as inevitably learning something new! It's like a second honeymoon with this marvelous instrument and career. I highly recommend the workshops.
  4. It's to protect the operator (and the camera) from being influenced by the wind.
  5. Paulius, Derek, thanks for the kind words. The app is simply called Omega Control. I messaged Ruben and asked he chime in here so let’s hope he does so.
  6. Derek, Headed off to work, but quickly.... I used the Omega AR a few years ago for an Ok Go Video. Read about it here: https://www.alecjarnagin.com/ok-go/ SINCE we did this, Ruben Sluijter developed an App that controls the rotation of the AR Omega in all sorts of fabulous ways while keeping the stabilization working. I used it with great success (on a dolly) on the Netflix film "See You Yesterday." Take good care, Alec Jarnagin, SOC
  7. I dare say, look at Volt versus Wave. The Trinity is an entirely different beast with an entirely different purpose in life. More importantly, start with your left pinky (right pinky if you're goofy foot) and learn Steadicam as it was originally created - an exceptional instrument with a magnificently simple mechanical design.
  8. The white plastic.... Original Model 1 vest manufactured by Cinema Products in the late 1970s. The black plastic waist piece would be a replacement likely made by Peter Abraham. If not modified, there should be "jumper straps" in the back that connect the lower section to the upper section for more support. Amazingly, they got so much right about this vest - the GPI PRO vest has many of the same features. I used a Model 1 vest for years (and still own it as backup) until I bought a PRO vest.
  9. It's worth noting, they are made of compatible parts (the "M" stands for "modular") so you can swap parts or custom build a sled. The M1 has a 1.75" center post (two or three stage) whereas the M2 has a 1.58" post.
  10. NO. The "1" stands for one axis stabilization.... At least until they come out with a "2" in which case the "1" stands for obsolete ;)-
  11. Very strange! Call Jack at Pro. I'm really curious about this.
  12. Claus, what is it doing? I believe the only change they made was adding another thread some years back. Does it mate, but just not tighten enough? If so, you can put a small spacer in.
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