Yeah.. I've actually met Garret Brown a few times and was doing a class he instructed years ago.. I love the things... It's like flying.. Weight and balance and finesse.. That's why I have always loved operating Steadicam...
I didn't realized you really worked as a Steadicam operator until I visited your web page.
I was really fascinated by this technology, since Garrett Brown demonstrated it in Shining and at the Academy Awards when he runned down the stairs with that perfectly stable shot on the screen behind him.
What impress me the most is the intrinsic simplicity of the Steadicam. I'm still banging my head on the wall trying to figure how some springs and a few articulated arms can produce at any angle an upside force that almost compensate for the weight of the camera.
Flying helicopters AND operating a Steadicam! What a great combination this must be. I really envy you!