BigM

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    Freefall Photography
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  1. I sent an email to Tom (and received a quick response). He said he hasn't transferred his older stuff to DVD due to high costs of doing so. Therefore I am still looking! Thanks guys and gals. "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
  2. Does anyone have or know where I can get a copy of the WFFC official video of 2000? (or 1999?). I'm specifically looking for the year that has the Bell 412 video set to Buckcherry's "All Lit Up Again". Many thanks in advance. Jeff Morgan skydive@comcast.net "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
  3. Anyone know who the skydiver and the videographer were for the footage used in the movie "Life in a Day". It's the one with a bunch of footage from around the world, all shot on July 24th, 2010. Thanks- Jeff "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
  4. BigM

    17 Years Old - Tandem

    OK, I should have clarified...looking for a DZ in the SE United States...GA, FL maybe. Thanks. "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
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    17 Years Old - Tandem

    Anybody know any DZs that will take a 17 year old for a tandem? I know there were a couple of them a few years ago. Thanks guys. Jeff "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
  6. He just called me. Thanks guys and gals. "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
  7. I did. Got a recording. Was trying to reach him tonight if possible. Thanks. "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
  8. Can anyone PM me a number for Art Shaffer (of Skydive Palatka) please? I need some info/advice that I think he may be uniquely qualified to help me with. It's not urgent but it is time sensitive. Many thanks- Jeff "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
  9. Searched for it....couldn't find it. "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
  10. Just tore off the old TRV22 and got my spiffy new CX100 mounted up and am headed out the door to go to the DZ to video meat. Discovered what looks like a HUGE step backwards in technology with the new camera. PLEASE tell me i'm an idiot and am missing something. I use linear editing and I can't figure out a way to make the camera playback in slow motion (for the exit, selected portions of freefall, etc.) and there certainly wasn't a remote with it in the box. I know about the "Smooth Slow Record" mode...that's not what I am after. I need to slow down the playback ( and slow motion reverse- for reversing the exit...deployment, etc.) would be nice. Please don't spin me towards editing on my 'puter to get that effect. The old TRV22 did the job excellently. Surely this camera hasn't gone backwards in technology. Thanks in advance. Jeff "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
  11. BigM

    CX100 Video & Stills???

    Thanks bro. That's pretty much what I figured...but I just HAD to ask! Grins- Jeff "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
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    CX100 Video & Stills???

    OK guys...I'm not a bright guy. Got a CX100 on the way to replace the old, tired (but trusty) TRV22. Question is...surely the thing can't take stills while recording video, can it? (Saw the switch adapter for stills on Paragear.) And if so, does it interrupt or bother the video, and what quality are the stills? Thanks all- Jeff "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
  13. BigM

    Pimp My Camera Helmet

    OK kiddies...been flying my Flat Top Pro (mostly tandem video work) with essentially the same set up for about 5 years and everything is still working fine, BUT........want to modernize and upgrade, so you guys get to pimp my camera helmet with me paying the bill! What I am flying now: Sony TRV-22 w/generic .5 wide angle Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS w/ 28-55 lens set at 28 What I am leaning towards: Sony HDR CX100 Maybe keeping, maybe upgrading to a newer/faster EOS camera. Note: It MUST be a compatible model as I have a gazillion dollars in lenses and am simply not willing to do away with and/or start over on lenses. OK...so tell me what do I want! Let the games begin! "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
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    Chip Steele

    Chip passed away yesterday at Skydive Carolina while under canopy doing a tandem. For those that knew him you knew 2 things about him: 1- He was a self-proclaimed "Drogue-Ho", and 2- He was as nice a guy as you'd find on any DZ. Met him as a first time jump student at Skydive Walterboro years ago. Chip also told me what may be the funniest skydiving story I have ever heard: He was doing a tandem (surprise) somewhere in Florida with a name camera flyer (that I can't recall right now). The camera flyer was on his back with one foot on the tandem student's chest, and the student holding his foot (I know, I know). The camera guy "burbled up" and brushed by the student briefly being chest to chest with the student. After that Chip said he saw "a flash of color" a couple of times and then saw what it was. There in the student's hand was the camera guy's cutaway pillow and cable! He waved the camera guy in, showed it to him, and then mouthed to him "IT SUCKS TO BE YOU!!!" Chip said you could see this in the video, which they watched about 20 times that night! Blue skies brother- Jeff "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."
  15. Would be up for it. The altitude question was a good one though. Any idea about altitude? I'm game regardless. "When I die, I want to go like my grandmother, who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car."