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#1 chris reynolds

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 05:11 AM

hello all

as this is my first post i thought i'd better make it an obvious one. Especially in the Newbies section.

Im looking for a week long U.S based steadicam course and am wondering which one of you guys took what course and how you found it.

I know that there are plenty U.K based workshops and im sure they're very good but it would be narrow minded just to look at my own shores.

hope to hear from you

chris
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#2 joe mcnally

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 07:47 AM

Hi Chris
my friend Daniel went on the Philidelphia course last year.
I am sure he had a great time and learnt a huge ammount.
One of the reasons for Philidelphia is its a lot shorter plane ride from the UK so less jet lag.
I will mention this to Daniel and text you his number.
He is away in Minorca until Wednesday.
Hope all is good for you
Cheers
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#3 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 07:56 AM

Hi Chris,

Welcome to the forums.

I took a workshop a year ago, just a couple weeks after getting my rig. I really enjoyed it. The instructors were generous, and patient, the other classmates were helpful, and the environment was beautiful. I ended up taking a second one just a few months ago, that was just as good, if not better. (thanks heaps to GB)

I felt like the workshop gave me at least 2 years head start on someone that just picked up a rig and tried to figure it out. In fact, I spoke with an op this last week that said he has been operating for years, then went to a workshop. He found out his co-worker that had taken a workshop years before, had been telling him the wrong things. Stuff they didn't even teach at a 'shop. So he was able to fix some things he had been doing incorrectly.

So it's always good to get the info straight from the horse...no offence workshop instructors. =)

The cost was something I was concerned about, but it's well worth the money. I was in a group with 2 others from London They shared my excitment with attending, and never once said they regretted the trip over.
(Hi Danny and Imran)

If you decide to attend one, try and work it out so it's near the time you have a rig to practice in. I imagine that one thing that helped me, is I was able to come home, and hop in my rig and recall / practice stuff. If I had 4 or 5 months inbetween workshop and rig, the info would for sure not stick as much.

Good luck!
Let us know how things go.

Bryan
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#4 jay kilroy

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 08:58 AM

Chris,

My name is Jay Kilroy, I help organize, run and instruct the SOA Workshops in Pennsylvania. If you search the archives of this forum you'll find many great testimonials regarding our workshop. Here is more info on it, if you haven't seen our webpage, SOA.

The next workshop is scheduled for October 8th to the 13th. Jerry Holway, as always, will be our lead instructor. Please feel free to contact me with any other question you may have. Hopefully we will see you in the Fall.

Regards,
jay kilroy
jkilroy@steadicam-ops.com
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#5 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 10:54 AM

I'd also highly recommend the SOA Workshop in Philly.
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#6 chris reynolds

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 01:09 PM

hello jerry

thanks for your e-mail. This sounds the perfect course for me and one i really should take.

I received an e-mail from Jerry Holway as well and he talked about a SOA course for October in Philadelphia. Is this the same one? (he didn't have particular dates!!)

hope to hear from you

chris




uote name='jay kilroy' date='Jul 4 2006, 02:58 PM' post='19166']
Chris,

My name is Jay Kilroy, I help organize, run and instruct the SOA Workshops in Pennsylvania. If you search the archives of this forum you'll find many great testimonials regarding our workshop. Here is more info on it, if you haven't seen our webpage, SOA.

The next workshop is scheduled for October 8th to the 13th. Jerry Holway, as always, will be our lead instructor. Please feel free to contact me with any other question you may have. Hopefully we will see you in the Fall.

Regards,
jay kilroy
jkilroy@steadicam-ops.com
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