cl zoomer- WITH FOCUS

Keeper of All Things Skookumchuck

Member since: Saturday, 24th August, 2002

Lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

"Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self." May Sarton

"Fate steps in and sees you through." Jiminy Cricket

"No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend. Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again." Stan Rogers

ME (mostly)

I'm a retired but still occasionally active freelance camera operator, specialising in camera jib and camera pedestal work with a bit of hand held on the side, semi-retired as it were after 39 years of nearly full time work. Currently I am thoroughly enjoying it, with my first paid gig just two days after my official retirement date and many more coming up.

I collect post WWII 35 mm cameras, prewar Kodak and knockoffs. This includes copies of Kodak like the Baldur and Kodak copies of other things like their ill-fated *instant* camera. Also some vintage sci-fi books and comics. I used to collect miniature books, but I got a little obsessive about it so I gave most away. Go figure.

Socially I am presently a bit of a loner, but I don't really mind that. My three daughters (don't call me Steven Douglas), grand daughter and some good friends are most of the company I currently enjoy and even those in small doses.

I seek no steenken batches here, no record number of entries, no praise or damnation. Merely entertainment, information, friends, some (mostly) intelligent conversations, lots of humour and to share what little I have to offer.

What I've worked at.

I've been a gas station jockey, been an appliance delivering "Swamper", warehouse stocker, pulp mill worker, logging "Chokerman" and a carpenter's assistant, all before I was 23 while going to uni and then technical college. Since then I've been a stage hand, an apprentice camera operator, a camera operator (known as a "Cameraman" in those unenlightened days), a videographer and finally a Director of Photography. With my trusty camera(s) I have visited three continents and numerous countries including working at four Olympics.

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A magnolia in a strip of film

No, never exposing silver anymnore but realigning rust or bits (film =/= video tape, hard drives, SDHV or P2 cards)

Escape Pod

2 + 0 + 0 + [ ( 8 - 3 ) X 8 ] = 42

(Thank you, six7s!)

Aleksander Sokurov

Looks more like me twenty years ago, add a beard, grey hairs, and a few laugh lines (although I would never dare to compare myself artistically to the creator of The Dialogues with Solzhenitsyn). Or look here.

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