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Old June 11th, 2004, 12:50 PM   #1
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Just built a Stablizer, now how do I

How do I use the thing? I know I could figure it out, but are there any tricks to using it. Anybody know where I could find this information?
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Old June 11th, 2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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what kind of stabilizer have you built?
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Old June 11th, 2004, 02:52 PM   #3
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Stay tuned for my stabilizer instructional video--I sound like a freakin' broken record, but I'm working on it, really I am!
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Old June 14th, 2004, 01:25 PM   #4
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I built the Stablizer from

Dan Selakovich's book, "Killer Camera Rigs you can build." I think I can figure it out, but I wanted to see if there were any tricks of the trade out there.

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Old June 15th, 2004, 07:49 AM   #5
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Charles, not much of a broken record, I've never heard about it before! When is it out?

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Old June 24th, 2004, 10:10 AM   #6
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Hi Adam,

You can alway ASK ME if you are having any trouble or questions with the rigs in my book. While the "How to Use" section is pretty extensive compared to what your get with commercial stabilizers, I'd be happy to help you with exercises or helping you work out how to get any shots you might need. You know where to find me!

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Old October 12th, 2004, 02:37 PM   #7
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Hey Dan

When is your next book coming out?
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Old October 12th, 2004, 03:20 PM   #8
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How can you have built a stabilizer and not know how to use it? I would think the latter is inherient of the former.
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Old October 12th, 2004, 06:45 PM   #9
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<<<-- Originally posted by Yang Wen : How can you have built a stabilizer and not know how to use it? I would think the latter is inherient of the former. -->>>

No

Some people just follow the other's design.

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Old October 12th, 2004, 09:10 PM   #10
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" Hey Dan

When is your next book coming out?"

Hi Adam,

Boy, heck if I know! People keep requesting things and I keep designing them. I was hoping by Christmas, but that doesn't look likely. Early 2005. Although, I am offering plans for the stabilizer with the vest/arm to people who ordered volume I as soon as I get all the kinks worked out. It's a bit tricky designing it without welds, since most people can't and don't want to deal with that. Which is fine, I'll get it.

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Old October 22nd, 2004, 02:05 PM   #11
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Dan, I just ordered your book.

It looks very useful. Can i suggest you offer the option of a downloadable PDF to those of us that have ordered the paper edition? Just for the color pictures, really.
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Old October 23rd, 2004, 10:08 AM   #12
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Hi Kevin,

The file is well over a gig, and programs like stuffit can't compress photos, so a download was never really practical. I used to offer CD version of Killer Camera Rigs. Unfortunately, we no longer offer it. We were the victims of piracy. Some fine citizen thought he'd take 3 years of my work, (not to mention the thousands of dollars it took to get this book finished), and make copies of the disk and sell them. After tracking it down, it was a friend of a friend of someone that ordered the disk. So it's just too hard to control something so easily copied. As for the color photos, I've even trashed them (on advice from my attorney) so they don't even exist any more. I really should change that page of the web site!

If it is any consolation, printing the book went through ink like water, so it ended up costing a small fortune for the person printing it. The printed book is MUCH cheaper in the long run.

Sorry about that.

Thanks for the order! You won't be sorry!

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