One of the most ground breaking advancements in the motion picture industry has been the invention of the Steadicam. This workshop offers students an opportunity to discover what makes the Steadicam system so unique.
Designed for working film and video professionals with some camera operating experience, this workshop introduces students to the technical skills and the aesthetic vision required to be a successful Steadicam operator. Through lectures, demonstrations, and multiple exercises, students gain knowledge and experience necessary to understand the Steadicam's contribution to cinematic experience. Throughout the week students gain basic and practical experience in Steadicam operation.
The class covers setup, balance, vest and arm adjustment, walking and running, panning, booming, tilting, POVs, vehicle mounting, stairs, and much more. Additional instructors work with participants in small teams using several different Steadicam and camera combinations.
The course culminates with the shooting of a long and complex dramatic scripted scene with actors. Students with their own rig are encouraged to bring it. Suggested prerequisites are Camera Assistant or Camera Operator workshops.
***This class concludes Friday evening with the Wrap Party. No Saturday class session.***
"I came here ready for an intense, thorough Steadicam experience. I left with all of the tools and confidence I need to start working"
- Tony Schultz, Encino, CA
"Intense week, fun, creative"
- Enrique Moya, Miami, FL
"Coming to this workshop was one of the best decisions I made. Paul Taylor was great."
- Sena Amengor, Sarasota, FL