The master of the Steadicam, Paul Taylor, brings his highly-rated Steadicam workshop to Maine Media.
Jul 10, 2023 - Jul 14, 2023
Oct 9, 2023 - Oct 13, 2023
Workshop Fee: $2,595
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 16
In this unique and intense advanced Steadicam workshop students will learn to interpret a script in visual terms based on the director’s vision, the DP’s requirements, and the editor’s needs. They will learn the “language of Steadicam” and how to properly employ it to produce riveting images that enhance the narrative.
Through lectures, instructor demonstrations, videos, and multiple exercises, students will gain practical experience in using the equipment as they are introduced to the technical skills, set etiquette, and the aesthetic vision required to become a professional Steadicam operator.
Students will spend most of their time performing actual Steadicam shots based upon the knowledge they’ve gained in this workshop regarding SETUP and BALANCE, VEST, ARM and RIG ADJUSTMENTS, WALKING and RUNNING, PANNING, BOOMING AND TILTING, POV’S and WHIP PANS, TRACKING, LOW/HIGH MODE, STAIRS, VEHICLE MOUNTING and much more.
Additional instructors work with participants in small teams using several different Steadicam and camera combinations. The week culminates with the shooting of a long and complex dramatic scripted scene. The workshop will end on Friday evening after dinner and student screenings. This workshop is taught at a professional level but students from all levels of experience may participate.
In addition to being offered on an individual basis, this workshop is also part of the Cinematography Intensive.
“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
PLEASE NOTE: An hour-long training session on Set Etiquette and Safety will be required of anyone registered for a workshop that involves production. Students only need to participate in this session once during their time on campus.
Behind the Scenes:
Image Credits: Devin Altobello, Christian Randolph
Instructor: Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor works out of Los Angeles and has been teaching Steadicam workshops for the better part of his 25+ years in the motion picture and television industry. In addition to Steadicam operating his career path includes working as an award-winning editor, director of photography and 3D stereographer. His multi faceted entertainment industry background has given him the tools to create an advanced Steadicam workshop unlike any other. The unique teaching methods he developed and the comprehensive production information he shares have proved invaluable to the careers of almost a thousand Steadicam operators.