Announcing the autumn workshop in the Steadicam Operators Association series at Historic Yellow Springs, one hour from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The long-established workshop goes into its 26th consecutive year training Steadicam operators from around the world. Dates for the workshop are November 1 to 6.
A great team of operators teach at the workshops. I’m joined by Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam, Chris Fawcett, inventor of the Steadiseg and Exovest, and Jay Kilroy, who both teaches and runs the show. Other established Steadicam operators/instructors and assistants round out the teaching staff, providing a truly broad perspective and experience base from the film, broadcast, and documentary worlds.
The intensive 5½ day workshop covers all the essentials of Steadicam operating, plus in-depth analysis and experiences. Hands-on training begins immediately, with exercises transitioning quickly into real-life shots.
While we concentrate on operating skills, we have a broad spectrum of gear to use – from the “big” Steadicams like the Ultra 2, Shadow, and the new M-1, to the smaller Zephyr’s, and even some handheld units. We use several different arms and vests (and you can bring your own vest as well). We also have lots of accessories to work with. Tilt-heads, motorized stages, super-posts, follow focus gear, playback monitors, Tango™, and more.
We’ll have a full-on vehicle day with crane step-ons and offs, car mounts, quad mount, and the Steadiseg; and further training on the Skatedolly and a Rickshaw. We also have a set of wheels to play with – it’s an operating skill we think all Steadicam operators should have.
You’ll work hard all day – starting before breakfast! We end each day with beer and wine and evening lectures, including Garrett Brown’s famous “Moving Image,” Chris Fawcett’s “Steadicam Posture,” and a Live Multicam presentation.
The food is great, and it all takes place in the amazingly photogenic surroundings of Historic Yellow Springs. Our primary space is an original pre-Civil War building, and we have extensive use of the space and the surrounding gardens.
Come experience the Mid-Atlantic fall, and join the workshop that has started many of today’s greatest Steadicam operators on their long and successful careers.
For more information, visit: http://www.steadicam.../workshop.shtml