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The Steadicam Operators Association
conducts the world’s best Steadicam workshops twice a year in a small
village about an hour west of Philadelphia.
Workshop participants should meet at the Comfort Suites on Sunday (time to be determined). The SOA will notify participants if this changes. The workshop runs from Sunday midday until Friday late afternoon.
The Workshop begins promptly at 9 a.m. each morning (after breakfast), and usually finishes by 7 p.m., when we all go to dinner together. Three meals each day are served-by candlelight-in an old inn adjacent to the workshop site.
The training consists primarily of specially designed exercises and shots, interspersed with short lectures, demonstrations, stories, and videos of great Steadicam work. As much time as possible is spent working with the Steadicam.
At the end of the course, a very difficult shot is designed as a final test. Each operator is filmed as they do the shot. Both the shot and the video of the operator are reviewed.
Workshop participants should be in good health and free of back or other physical problems. Using a Steadicam properly does not hurt your back - it gently makes it stronger and it also improves posture. There are several successful female operators who weigh less than 130 lbs., and few male operators who weigh twice that.
Good shoes, such as Cross-Training athletic shoes, should be worn every day. Clothing should be layered, as we work both outside and inside and the weather can be quite warm or cold.
Workshop participants with special dietary needs or other special requests should notify us in advance.
Participants who wish to bring their own Steadicam equipment should also notify us in advance. Participants are encouraged to bring both still and video cameras.
*Reserve your space NOW with just a $350.00 Deposit:
(add an SOA Membership for $100.00)
*Deposits will be fully refunded If cancellation is made 1 month prior to the start of the workshop, or if a replacement is found.
*Full payment of $2800 must be made in full 10 days prior to May 15, 2015.
If you have any questions about the workshops, please contact:
Jay Kilroy: 215-919-4636
Mike O'Shea: 610-246-1218
Hope to see you there!
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