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Steadicam Gold

Steadicam Gold


About the WorKshop

The Steadicam Gold Workshop, conducted and refined for over 30 years, provides participants with extensive practical and theoretical experience in professional applications, along with additional mental tools needed to face the challenges of each set. Students will also engage in numerous exercises and scene designs to enhance their ability to add value to productions.

There will be at least one Steadicam rig and one instructor/operator for every group of four participants. The minimum number of students is 16, and the maximum is 20.

The workshop is designed both for operators with little or no experience, who will leave prepared for a safe career start, and for experienced operators looking to improve their technique.

At the end of the course, a scene designed with a high degree of complexity must be executed by the operator as a final test. Each operator will be filmed during this scene. The videos and the image of the operator working will be analyzed as a form of evaluation.



•⁠  ⁠Physical principles – vest, arm, sled.
•⁠  ⁠Steadicam balancing - static and dynamic
•⁠  ⁠Demonstrations of different inertia control options
•⁠  ⁠How to optimize the use of each setup option (compact, extended, etc.)
•⁠  ⁠High mode and low mode
•⁠  ⁠Long mode (ultra high and ultra low modes)
•⁠  ⁠Working with vehicles (hard and soft mounts)
•⁠  ⁠Segway
•⁠  ⁠Safety
•⁠  ⁠Left and right side operation
•⁠  ⁠Safe operation techniques on stairs
•⁠  ⁠New equipment and prototypes
•⁠  ⁠Focus control
•⁠  ⁠Video transmission and reception
•⁠  ⁠Video Assist
•⁠  ⁠Video recording

The Participants will receive the official Steadicam certificate!


Ckeck out some images from the latest edition in Brazil



Jerry Holway

Steadicam operator, inventor, and chief instructor of Steadicam workshops. He began operating in 1982 and has been the chief instructor of Steadicam workshops since 1990. Author of the books Steadicam Workbook, The Steadicam EFP Manual and Videotape, The Steadicam Ultra Manual, and The Dynamic Balance Primer.

As an inventor, he participated in the development of Buddycam and Slavecams, and created the concept of the Steadicam Ultra.

As a camera and Steadicam operator, he has worked on various feature films and commercials.


Aline Ballestero

Camera and Steadicam operator, graduated in Radio and Television from UNESP - Bauru, with a specialization in Cinematography from the University of Southern California, she has been in the audiovisual production market for over 20 years.

She worked in television until 2004, when she began working solely as a freelancer. She has brief experience as a camera assistant and focus puller.

A certified Steadicam operator by Garrett Brown and Jerry Holway, she also assists and translates Tiffen/Steadicam workshops and training in Brazil and the United States. Website:



Graduated from the University of Southern California, he served as the technical services director at Tiffen for eight years, coordinating and teaching Tiffen/Steadicam courses since 2008. In addition to training at universities such as AFI and TV channels like CNN and Globo, he also conducts private courses in the United States, Japan, and Latin America.

He has been working in the audiovisual market since he started at the IDX battery factory in 2002. He was part of the sales team at Thales/Angenieux.


manuel Huitrón

Mexican Director of Photography, since 2002, trained in Mexico, USA, Cuba, and Argentina. He has over 25 years of experience in different areas of the industry, mainly in the camera and lighting departments.

He has collaborated on multiple feature films, short films, documentaries, concerts, and TV series. He has specialized in Steadicam use since 2006. He works with film cameras, (film) 16 and 35 mm, as well as the latest digital cinema formats.

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Sandro Galvão

Camera operator specialized in movement, graduated in Radio and TV from UNESP - Bauru, has been in the audiovisual production market for 20 years. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for camera operation on more than 20 feature films, several series, and hundreds of commercials. Sandro is a partner at the rental companies Disk Filmes and Next Move, specialized in movement equipment, Steadicam, and drones:

Upcoming Classes

November 3 to 9 - 2024

Classes from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

LocaTION:  Estr. Armando Barbosa de Almeida, 8000 - Mairiporã - São Paulo - Brazil

Nearest Airports:

São Paulo /Guarulhos - (GRU)

São Paulo/Congonhas Airport - (CGH)

Viracopos/Campinas International Airport (VCP)


*The school will assist participantes with transportation to the course location.


$4,600 - until July 31

$4,900 - until August 31

$5,300 - from September

*Accomodation, meals and transportation (to São Paulo city to Mairiporã) are already included in the course fee.



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