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The Steadicam® Operator's Handbook by Laurie Hayball, Jerry Holway

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Endurance

A Test of Mind and Body

by Brant Fagan

Once in country, our mission seemed simple enough. Film the fastest man alive running in his hometown in the Abyssinian Highlands. On the first day, our first task was to make a vehicle mont from some 2 inch thick eucalyptus planks (all that was available) and secure it to the bed of the “camera car.” The bed was lashed to the rusted truck's frame with some thin poly rope, so we had to find another vehicle. Eventually we were able to borrow Haile Gebre Selassie's cousin's truck for the shoot. The DP, Ivan Strasburg, BSC, drove the small, fourvehicle and watched a monitor placed up front while the director, Leslie Woodhead,OBE, rode along and gave directions via radio to all aboard Also riding ...

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