Three new STEADICAM seminars and workshops

September 5, 2013
Three new STEADICAM seminars and workshops

Three STEADICAM seminars and workshops bring Garrett Brown to Beijing in October 2013

1: Steadicam Director’s Day Presentation with Garrett Brown, Beijing October 25
2: A 3‐Day Steadicam Silver Workshop, Beijing Film Academy, October 22-‐24
3: A 3‐Day Steadicam Silver Workshop, CCTV Studios, Beijing, October 28­‐30

THE MOVING CAMERA – A DIRECTOR’S DAY WITH GARRETT BROWN
Tiffen invites China’s DP’s (Directors of Photography) and TV/film Producers to an inspiring event presented by famous American Cinematographer, Steadicam Operator, Inventor and visionary Garrett Brown. Titled The Moving Camera Garrett’s presentation shares his experience, knowledge and contributions to 40 years of Hollywood film‐making, during which he changed the way we see our world on­‐screen, largely made possible by his invention in 1974 of Steadicam.

The Presentation includes clips from films Garrett has shot, while lead Steadicam instructor Robin Thwaites demonstrates the latest Steadicam systems so DP’s and producers understand how to create Moving Camera images. Whether you’re directing TV drama, commercials, feature films, variety, sport, documentary or lifestyle TV, The experience with Garrett is an image­‐changing event that you can’t miss.

3‐DAY STEADICAM SILVER WORKSHOP, BEIJING FILM ACADEMY, OCTOBER 22‐24
3‐DAY STEADICAM SILVER WORKSHOP, CCTV STUDIOS, BEIJING OCTOBER 28‐30

The Tiffen International Steadicam 3 Day Silver Workshops will be China’s first authorised Steadicam workshop and a great opportunity for camera operators and experienced Steadicam operators to work with the latest Steadicam systems under the expert guidance of international instructors. There will be 12 students and three instructors, led by Robin Thwaites and featuring Garrett Brown.

GARRETT BROWN SCHOLARSHIP
To ensure as many students as possible have the opportunity to attend, and the workshop retains the same international standards as every Steadicam authorised workshop, the student fee will be significantly reduced in China thanks to Scholarship assistance on behalf of Garrett Brown and Tiffen. The subsidised fee is to be RMB 3000 (standard international fee is RMB9000).

The workshop will be conducted in English and Mandarin and includes all equipment and lunch (but no accommodation). During the workshop participants will learn how to setup and adjust a Steadicam rig, arm and vest; perform static and dynamic balance; understand posture and rest positions; start stop, panning, track shooting; effect a wide range of techniques to achieve Steadicam shots including switch shooting, ‘circle the subject’, actors seated & standing, steps and stairs, corners & corridors; as well as operating low mode, and working in adverse conditions.

OBSERVERS welcome at workshop
There will also be a limited opportunity for interested DP’s and camera operators to observe the students in training. This is another great opportunity to understand the importance of Steadicam in production, and how easily the current Steadicam systems and their operators can deliver flexible shooting options for directors, producers and production in general.

For more information please email Brett Smith Tiffen/Steadicam at bsmith@tiffen.com

Proudly supported by Tiffen International, Beijing Film Academy, CSC (Chinese Society of Cinematographers), CCTV, Jebsen Industrial, ARRI China, Gension & Walthai, GuangHua Glory AV, Videotech and Steadicam partners. See Flysteadicam.com and Steadicam.com for further information.