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#1 PeterAbraham


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Posted 09 September 2008 - 03:07 PM

The Lake Arrowhead Classic Steadicam Workshop
March 22-29, 2009

The Tiffen Company is pleased to offer the 3rd Annual Lake Arrowhead Classic Steadicam Workshop. It is held at the U.C.L.A. Conference Center at beautiful Lake Arrowhead, California. The combination of quiet location, access to interesting spaces and rugged terrain, terrific lodging and food makes for a week of eating, sleeping and breathing Steadicam.

The reknowned Steadicam Classic Workshop began in Malibu California in the 1980?s. It has developed into the premiere Steadicam Workshop in the world, offering excellent instructors, state of the art Steadicam gear and workshop experience.

The group is limited to 16 students. There are 5 Instructors, including our lead Instructor, Jerry Holway. Jerry has been a Steadicam Operator for more than 25 years and is the co-inventor of the Steadicam Ultra 1 and Ultra 2, as well as many other inventions. He will be joined by 4 other highly experienced Steadicam Operators who have instructed together before.

Syllabus Highlights:

* Flying the Rig
* Details of sled, arm and vest
* Vehicle Mount
* Use of ultra long post feature for super low mode and super high mode
* Balance of the Steadicam. Dynamic and Static Balance.
* Running
* Hand Work
* Work on stairs and uneven surfaces
* Operating from both sides. ( Left and Right side Steadicam )
* Compositional skills and techniques
* Integration of accessories: Follow Focus, on-board recording, HD/SD
* Evening discussions of shots, screening clips and deconstructing shot

Tiffen hosts an Instructor's Evening, where working Steadicam Operators from the Los Angeles area come up to share experiences and frequently bring their kits for students to see.

The Tiffen Company will be providing a selection of the newest and best systems, from our S.O.C. Award-winning Ultra 2 and our new Clipper 324 and Clipper 312 and Archer systems to the new Flyer F24LE with telescoping post, as well as vehicle mounts and other accessories.

Tuition for the workshop is $ 3,000.00. A $ 500.00 deposit is required at the time of registration. Full payment is due by February 1, 2009.

The tuition includes the following:

* Steadicam Workshop
* Meals
* Housing
* Certificate of Completion
* Steadicam T-Shirt

Students are required to transport themselves to the facility. Below is direct contact information for the U.C.L.A. Lake Arrowhead Conference Center. Registration for housing is taken care of by Tiffen. We recommend that if possible, you arrange to fly into the Ontario, California airport. Tiffen will send a SuperShuttle bus to that airport to transport any students flying in there. We will also return students on the wrap day to that airport. For anyone flying into L.A.X., or residing in the Los Angeles area, you are responsible for your own transportation.


UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center
(909) 337-2478

To register for this workshop, click on Reserve A Workshop and fill out the form. Any questions regarding the details of the Eastern Classic Steadicam Workshop should be directed to Peter Abraham at pabraham@tiffen.com . Phone # (917) 453-1219.

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