Cody's plans are back - Page 3 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Stabilizers (Steadicam etc.)


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 11th, 2004, 02:33 PM   #31
New Boot
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Corpus Christi texas
Posts: 14
Welp, I've done it! ..I've just ordered my very own copy of Cody's how-to-manual. I'm feeling a rush of emotions. Excited, nervous, worried, happy, stressful. The question looms, "will i be able to build my own camera stabilizer?" ...I have dreams of cracking open Cody's manual and seeing pages full of super easy to follow diagrams, with a minimal amount of text, and whatever text the manual contains, it is written at a 3rd grade level, so that I will be able to understand it. But then, I have this horrible feeling that I will open the manual and see page after page of text, intertwined with algebraic formulas and quantum mechanic theories, at which point I will stack the manual on top of my ever growing pile of books from which ..at one point ..I felt like I wanted to be smart so I would make these desperate runs to Barnes and Noble to pick out 2 or 3 books on string theory or the discoveries of radiation emitting black holes, racing home and reading the first 3 pages of the foward and realizing there were only 3 pictures in the entire book, at which point i would close it and toss it in the closet. Maybe just maybe, I will be able to follow Cody's manual? Maybe for the first time in my life I will actually be able to see something through? I have these visions of me running through my apartment complex with the Camera Stabilizer strapped to my body, boldly ignoring the curious stares and intermittent giggles from my fellow residents. I won't care, because I will feel cool. Empowered by the tangled mass of metal extended from my bony body. Knowing that every crack i step on, every curb I jump from, every step I climb, smoothness will defeat it all. Is it just me, or do you feel like you would have the courage to approach that hot girl you always see working the kiosk in the mall, if you had the camera stabilizer strapped to your waist? Even if she would laugh at me, I would say to her "Go ahead and laugh, pretty girl, But just know that I will have silky smooth footage of you, laughing at me. I can tell you, that I will base the rest of my life on the outcome of the home built camera stabilizer. I just thought I'd share with you all, my excitement and thoughts on my upcoming challenge of building a worthy camera stabilizer courtesy of Cody's book.

Chris.
Chris Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2004, 06:08 AM   #32
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: sweden
Posts: 795
Amen Chris. Talk about craze excitment :). I am sure you will be very satisfied. Make sure you check his forum on the HBS website.
__________________
Charles
'What we perceive to be may not be what we believe to be.'
Charles King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2004, 08:00 AM   #33
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Saguenay, Québec, Canada
Posts: 1,051
Chris,

In a few days, your dreams will come true! The cody's plans are so clear, well written and plenty of easy to catch diagrams! It is a great work from Cody! You will understand his plan without problems and perhaps in a few weeks, you will approach that hot girl "armed" with a third arm!

Have fun with your project!
__________________
Jean-Philippe Archibald
http://www.jparchibald.com - http://www.vimeo.com/jparchib
Jean-Philippe Archibald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2004, 02:02 PM   #34
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,781
Guys, here's proof positive that flying a stabilizer is irresistible to women! Enjoy...
__________________
Charles Papert
www.charlespapert.com
Charles Papert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2004, 02:45 PM   #35
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Romania, Timisoara
Posts: 453
Say Charles, after 15mins in the rig, do you still care about the girls? :)
__________________
Cosmin Rotaru
Cosmin Rotaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2004, 02:57 PM   #36
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,781
Priorities, baby, priorities!
__________________
Charles Papert
www.charlespapert.com
Charles Papert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2004, 08:36 PM   #37
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Brossard, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 142
Hey Charles

You're a natural in front of the camera as well.

You must have had an afternoon to kill.
Norman Woo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2004, 09:26 PM   #38
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,781
Believe it or not, Norman, we shot that in exactly 35 minutes (seriously, we timed it)...! The opening part was actually filmed on the set while it was being lit, and I "snuck away"; I had the dolly grip park the dolly at the far end of the ICU and we banged out that scene in about 10 minutes and then went back to work. It was a little (read: a lot) stressful, especially with the other guys on the crew wandering over to heckle me.

Then I convinced the background girls to stay for half of their lunch by promising them they could walk after twenty minutes. One, maybe two takes of everything, and no dicking around inbetween. The last shot was them running down the hall; before the second take, I told them to just keep running right to the lunch line!

Finally the "lonely man" shots, 5 minutes.

My Instant Films background stood me in good stead on this one, I forgot to count the number of setups but it's something like a new one every 90 seconds! A record I hope to never break, if you know what I mean.
__________________
Charles Papert
www.charlespapert.com
Charles Papert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2004, 04:05 AM   #39
RED Code Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Holland
Posts: 12,514
That was just too funny! Thanks for putting a big grin on my
face today Charles!
__________________

Rob Lohman, visuar@iname.com
DV Info Wrangler & RED Code Chef

Join the DV Challenge | Lady X

Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Buy from the best: DVinfo.net sponsors
Rob Lohman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2004, 08:32 AM   #40
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Saguenay, Québec, Canada
Posts: 1,051
Cool Charles!

Is this funny clip will be in your instructionnal steadicam video? :-)
__________________
Jean-Philippe Archibald
http://www.jparchibald.com - http://www.vimeo.com/jparchib
Jean-Philippe Archibald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2004, 04:52 PM   #41
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,781
Hopefully the video will have funnier stuff than that!
__________________
Charles Papert
www.charlespapert.com
Charles Papert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2004, 03:56 PM   #42
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Brossard, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 142
Sign me up for your tape ...

Hey Charles how about doing one of those late night info-commercials where we see you strapped up in your rig running around demonstrating the unit and promoting your tape. Then "fake" reaction shots of the audience (all babes) "ooohhing" and "aaahhhing".

If Ron Popeel can do it ...
Norman Woo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2004, 10:42 AM   #43
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 21
Oh my god Charles, I just looked at your IMDB profile. I can't beleive you were stedicam op in some of my favorite stuff.

Office Space and Action (my fave tv show ever!).

A big hello from the UK :)
Shealan Forshaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2004, 11:50 AM   #44
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,781
Hello back!

I just re-watched my tapes of "Action" with my girlfriend who had never seen the show. That was a fun show, some great writing!
__________________
Charles Papert
www.charlespapert.com
Charles Papert is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Stabilizers (Steadicam etc.)

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:33 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network