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Old February 12th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #1
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Interested in a NY area beginner's Steadicam workshop??

I've created a thread over on the steadicam forum to see if anyone would be interested in a 2-day (usually weekend) workshop in the NYC area. Tiffen says if they get 6-9 people, they will make it happen.

Here's the link.
http://www.steadicamforum.com/forums...showtopic=7415

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Old February 12th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #2
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Can we split the difference and say.................... Washington DC?
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Old February 12th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #3
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Can we split the difference and say.................... Washington DC?
Yeah, I wouldn't mind driving south. If Ted's interested, that would make 2 from NYC area, Tom from Philly (see steadicamforum link), and Steven from Richmond, which makes the center of gravity around Wilmington, Delaware. But we still need at least 6 (preferably more) to get Tiffen interested in putting together a workshop, so that could pull things one way or the other...
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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:31 PM   #4
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Hey, whatever works for everyone. Wilmington's convenient, Philly's obviously convenient, and NYC is quite convenient. Washington would be a bit more difficult, but still would be okay. Keep me updated on whatever you guys pick.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:18 AM   #5
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I'm game for it, NYC area preferred of course, since I live there : )

What would it cost?
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Old February 13th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #6
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OK, that brings the count to 4, assuming Steven is willing to drive a little further north. But we still need at least 6 to get Tiffen interested in putting together a workshop (according to their website).

Cost is $500 for the 2-day workshop. More info here:
http://www.thesteadicamworkshops.com/programs2Day.shtml

The 2-day workshop is advertised for the Steadicam Flyer model, but Jeff Blugrind said:
"I attended Peter's Flyer workshop in Las Vegas last month to learn the Pilot. He took time to help me adjust the Pilot vest and center post which are a bit different than the Flyer. Outside of setting up the vest and balancing, the Flyer instruction translates to the Pilot."
See steadicam forum thread for more info:
http://www.steadicamforum.com/forums...showtopic=7415

Also, I just got an email reply back from the instructor, Peter Abraham. He says his schedule is largely locked up and a real Steadicam Workshop takes some logistical planning. So we may have to wait a while.

There are 5 Flyer two-day workshops scheduled already, but they are in the West coast, Canada, and Atlanta, Georgia. More info here:
http://www.thesteadicamworkshops.com/schedule.shtml
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Old February 13th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #7
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Too bad you guys weren't talking about this last month, before the writer's strike settled, maybe I could have come out to teach it. But unfortunately I'm about to start a feature.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #8
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Quite a shame, I'd have really enjoyed finally getting to talk to you face to face Charles! I'm sure it'll be a rewarding experience nonetheless though!
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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:21 PM   #9
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eh, you never know. Maybe if we can get it together in the next week or two...!
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Old February 15th, 2008, 02:07 PM   #10
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I hate to give the thread a simple bump, but is anyone else out there interested in a Steadicam workshop? It is money absolutely well spent. A few years ago, I was allowed to come out to one of the larger Steadicam workshops for a day and watch, and the type of instruction that the students receive is worth every penny. For anyone who might want to become a professional operator, or even just take their operating to the next level, this is absolutely a step to take.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #11
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I would also be interested in doing a Steadicam workshop in NYC. I am about to purchase a Pilot.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 03:44 PM   #12
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I would also be interested in doing a Steadicam workshop in NYC. I am about to purchase a Pilot.
Great! That should bring the count to 5.

Doug, if you need any advice about Pilot battery options, stands, additional weights, training videos, other accessories, or how to begin using it, we might be able to save you some time. If you haven't already, check out some of the other threads on DVinfo, DVXuser, and SteadicamForum. Here's a few for starters:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=112777
http://www.steadicamforum.com/forums...showtopic=7432
http://www.steadicamforum.com/forums...showtopic=7265

or you could send me an email here:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/sendmessa...member&u=51545
I just went through all this, so I would be happy to share what I know.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 07:55 PM   #13
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OK, so it looks like we have 7 people interested. From what I can tell, if we have 6, 7 or 8, they will probably post a public workshop on their website for somtime this summer, and then wait to see if they get a full class of 9. But if we can get a group of 9 people, then they will hold a private workshop, probably much sooner. Since it's only been a week and we already seem to have 7 people interested, I would wait a little longer to see if we can get 9.

In any case, I'll email the instructor again and see what he says.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 09:50 PM   #14
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Just got word from the instructor that the NYC area workshop is a go. See his post on the Steadicam forum:
http://www.steadicamforum.com/forums...showtopic=7415

So there you have it, straight from the instructor. Be sure to check the link: http://www.thesteadicamworkshops.com often over the next week or so. Once the workshop is posted, the first 9 to sign up will get in the class (first come first served).
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Old February 28th, 2008, 01:08 PM   #15
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OK, Just got an update on the NYC area workshop from Peter the instructor.

He is looking at a Steadicam Workshop in the NY area in the next few months. Date to be announced within a day or so. ANYONE who wants in should email Peter at peter@thesteadicamworkshops.com to get on the list. That way, he can insure that the people expressing interest on these threads actually get in. Once he has 9 names, the workshop is closed.
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