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Advanced Aesthetics and Stabilizer Systems Workshop June 8-12, 2015 - Los Angeles

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#1 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 10:19 AM

** Last Minute Opening **
Advanced Aesthetics and Stabilizer Systems Workshop
Five Days - June 8-12, 2015 - Los Angeles (Post CineGear)

Real Rigs!
Real Cameras!
Real Studio Sets!
Real Actors!
Real Lighting!
Real World Training!

2:1 Student to Instructor Ratio
Maximum of four students
Our rigs or yours

Due to an unfortunate family situation / cancellation, we have one very last minute opening in this highly customized workshop .

Requirements: 2-3+ years active working on-set experience minimum.

This workshop is for owner / operators who already have a solid command of the rig and are at the point that the physical operation of the rig is second nature. While we will certainly offer tips and techniques to refine your operating techniques, there will be no “line dances” unless you want one to warm up on.

Our focus is on creative shot design, choreography, interaction with DP, Director, actors, other departments and the use of various stabilizer systems to create the perfect flow, emotion and composition to deliver the scenes.

We will incorporate hands-on training with new stabilizer systems and technologies including Ronin to rig and other multi-axis systems. Intensive experience on all aspects of  mobile platforms including rickshaws/variants, vehicle mounts and real camera cars!

You will also work directly with gaffer and author Craig Burnie Burns of Burnie's Grip and Lighting and his crew during scene design to solve complex lighting challenges you will face in the real world.

Four days of this workshop will be held at Silver Dream Factory in Anaheim using custom standing sets that include a hospital, police station and jail, diner restaurant, home interiors, retail shops and a Main Street style backlot. One training day will be a location based.

Professional working actors in full wardrobe/makeup with pre-rehearsed scripts are included. Each scene will be choreographed, rehearsed, recorded and reviewed. All footage and stills will be sent to participants within two weeks or less. Bring a drive with you and we will ship it back to you.

Lunch and craft services provided.

You will leave this workshop with many new skills, new skills on new systems, a heightened awareness and understanding of shot choreography, camera motivation and the ability to offer a higher level of creative solutions to DP’s and Directors. Most importantly you will leave this workshop with the knowledge and confidence that you can meet most any challenge presented to you.

Cost:  $5,000 USD - Credit cards accepted and I may consider a short split payment plan to qualified individuals.

Due to the very short nature of this opening / cancellation please contact me directly at robert@starling.com or via phone at 702-810-5707 - SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE!  Thank you!

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#2 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 07:50 PM

*** SOLD OUT ***


Thank you all for your interest!

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#3 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 03:52 AM

Who are the instructors for the creative shot design and choreography section of the workshop ?


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