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Dave Isern

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  Q & A
Do you remember the first time you saw or heard of the Steadicam?
1989 high school vid


What was it about the Steadicam that made you want to pursue it as a career?
U shoot cool stuff with it and if it wasn't cool u make it cool


What were you doing prior to Steadicam?
Shooting & ACing


What were some of the biggest challenges you remember about becoming a Steadicam operator?


What are some of the biggest challenges now?


Did you ever have a "big break' moment? A career event that clearly changed or paved the way for everything to follow?
When Lisa Rinzler asksed me to operate on "The Night Listener"


From whom do you take your inspiration? Has that changed over the course of your career?
Kevin Hewitt, Charles Papert


Is there a shot, film, or moment in your career that you can think of as your most proud?
"The Line" TJ-Cali border running long lens


Is there a shot or film you can recall as being your most challenging? Why?
Long walk-n-talks in "the Vicious Kind"


What work of your peers do you admire?
Old ER


Many people will say they've tried on a Steadicam once, and immediately thought, "absolutely not." What do you think is different about those of us that say "absolutely"?
It's the only thing that let me quit skateboarding cold turkey



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