This is my first post after reading here for about 2 years and I'm overwhelmed by this community.
So first of I am 20 years old and love framing the best shot I can imagine.
My whole family is in the Film/Broadcast Business and so the infected me with the passion for moving images. I've been on sets since I can remember and I did my first short as I was 9. Meanwhile I work in a theater and my position is called "Multimedia" (If I tell that to someone who has no theater experience, they have no idea what I'm doing). Back to topic.
Since I'm 16 I do little film projects. Music videos. Some corporate stuff and so on.
I am facinated by Steadicam since I first saw a operator on set where my mother did the costumes.
On the first project where the budget allowed it I rented a glidecam to try that "feel". I loved it from the first moment.
Now to my question:
I got the mail with the information about the next Gold Workshop in Istanbul and I was completely exited!
In the registration form it says: "The requirement for students is simply that they have camera experience ...."
Would you say that the amount of experience I have is enough after what I told you?
I'm pretty sure that Steadicam is what I really want to do and need your help to decide my next steps.
I also thought about buying a used Zephyr but after reading here for this time I think the workshop is the better use of money at this point.
Thank you all for what I already learned from simply reading your correspondence.
And thank you in advance for even thinking about my problems.
PS: I already read the Operators Handbook cover to cover.