ADVANCED SKILL BUILDER

Advanced Skill Builder Workshop

This two day intensive workshop is designed for Steadicam Operators who have taken a workshop in the past and have at least three to six months practice/work under their belt, or for those operators who have no formal training but are actively working or have been actively working as a Steadicam Operator. This advanced workshop is definitely not for newbies or beginners and is limited to a one-two student maximum.

The Skill Builder Workshop is exactly that; you have most if not all of the basic skills outlined in our Introduction to Stabilizers curriculum and wish to take it to the next level. The curriculum is based on a personalized phone interview and our mutual discussion of your goals and aspirations.

Every aspect of your operating skills will be reviewed one-on-one with a focus on fine-tuning and improving each and every detail with finesse and efficiency.

Using our custom designed training facility with configurable walls, variable width doors and flexible stair options, we will create and practice increasingly complex scenarios the same as you’d find on any professional set and the real world. You will be progressively challenged creatively, mentally and physically and held to a much higher standard of performance than our Intro to Stabilizer students.

You have the option of using a portion of the final afternoon to delve into a brief introductory version of my personalize Business Workshop; “How To Get In The Business and Stay In The Business”.

You will leave with a new understanding, improved skills and plans for your future as well as specific exercises targeting areas of improvement to reach your goals and dreams.

 

THIS COURSE INCLUDES

Professional Level Stabilizers

Professional Level Stabilizers provided with HD monitors. If you already own a rig you are welcome to bring and use it as well.**

Professional Cameras

Professional Cameras – Typically RED variants, full size ENG cameras or ARRI Alexas depending on availability. If you want a specific camera I’ll try to get that for you but no promises due to availability.

Professional Accessories

Professional Accessories including Preston follow focus and wireless transmitters.

Customized Curriculum

A customized written curriculum based on your needs.

Exclusive Training Workshop

Training at our LA or Las Vegas training workshop or at your location.

Review & Evaluation

Video recording, review and evaluation of your operating technique before and after including a take-home disk or USB flashdrive with all the recorded files.

Lunch Provided

A hearty healthy lunch plus ample snacks and beverages are provided throughout the day. The lunch break is a working lunch where we continue discussing the gear, techniques and equipment.

 

PRICING, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Cost: $2,000 per person

– There is no credit for providing your own rig

Terms: 50% non-refundable deposit*

Balance due at the beginning of the workshop.

Payment methods:

Cash or check. We also accept, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and American Express with a 5% administration fee for all credit and debit card transactions.

* Cancellation Policy:

Workshop deposits are non-refundable. However, this is all about you and I’m very flexible. As professionals it is sometimes advantageous to reschedule your dates if you are offered other work or jobs that conflict with the date scheduled for your workshop. Sometimes life just happens. As an active working Steadicam Operator, I will always honor your dates but flexibility goes both ways and mutual flexibility would be appreciated.

** All brands of rigs are welcome but not all models are appropriate for our professional workshops.

Your rig must be in good working order, able to be fitted to your body and capable of carrying and powering a camera package of at least 20+ pounds. DSLR and small camera workshops are not required to meet the 20 pound limit. You are responsible for providing all appropriate cables for your rig and the camera / accessories. If in doubt about your rig please call. Otherwise our rigs are there for your use at no additional charge. You must also sign a damage and loss liability waiver for your own rig.