With the proliferation of camera gimbals onto sets, for use as stabilized remote heads, specialized camera movement platforms, or something in between, the SOC invites you to explore this technology and how we can use it to advance the art of storytelling. Join the Society for a three-session workshop series focusing on the tech, the challenges, and the opportunities presented by professional camera gimbals. The series will be held virtually with multiple teaching locations and taught by SOC members.
Craig Bauer

Craig Bauer

Jim McConkey, SOC

Jim McConkey, SOC

Chris Wittenborn

Chris Wittenborn

Dave Anglin

Dave Anglin

Larry McConkey, SOC

Larry McConkey, SOC

Session #1 – The Basics

Saturday, November 21

The first session will discuss the history and development of the technology that makes lightweight stabilized camera gimbals possible. And we’ll present the basics of preparing a camera package and a gimbal for use on set – from building the camera to balancing to tuning and understanding basic settings. This session will give ACs and camera operators the background, preparation, and have a solid footing for the next two sessions, which will examine specific use-cases.

Presenters: Larry McConkey, SOCJim McConkey, SOCChris Wittenborn, and Craig Bauer

The recording of this session will be available in the Member Resources area.

Session #2 – Studio Mode

Saturday, December 5 from 11am–1pm PST

The second session will explore using the popular combination of the DJI Ronin 2 and the Flowcine Black Arm in a studio setting. Through the development and setup of a complex dolly shot, we’ll come to understand how to use these devices, how they work together, and the common problems that may arise. This understanding can then translate to other demanding scenarios.

Presenters: Dave Anglin, Chris Wittenborn, and Craig Bauer

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Session #3 – Advance Use Cases

Saturday, December 19 from 11am–1pm PST

The third session will delve deeper into advanced camera movement and the work of Jim McConkey, SOC and Larry McConkey, SOC with the Freefly MoVI PRO. We’ll examine the demands presented by multi-platform shots and how expanded use of creative camera movement can advance our ability to tell the story. Discussion of the technical challenges that may arise on set and how to overcome them will be included.

Presenters: Jim McConkey, SOCLarry McConkey, SOC, and Craig Bauer

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Workshops are open to all SOC members in good standing in all categories.
Sessions will be recorded for future access in the Membership Portal.