VMI Handheld Gimbal Operation Course

GTC sponsors VMI are holding a one-day workshop to train camera crew or production members on how to use the Movi Pro and DJI Ronin gimbal systems.

The new gimbal systems offer superb functionality and access to a range of shots previously only available to experienced Steadicam operators – in fact, some shots possible on the Ronin and MoVI Pro gimbal systems are not even possible on Steadicam (such as passing the system from one person to another)!

These systems are available for hire, giving camera operators the opportunity to create a whole new range of camera movement in your productions.

VMI say: "We have tried to keep prices reasonable, so each Gimbal system will be shared between just 3 delegates and there is a maximum 6 people per course and Earlybird discount of £60 is available to early bookers."

On this one-day workshop, you can expect to learn how to successfully balance and set up the systems to then use them on location. However, nothing beats practice and we recommend further practice ahead of your first shoot (practice time after the course not included).

Course outline

The course will cover the following:

  • Fundamentals of gimbal systems
  • Differences between the gimbal systems
  • Best practice
  • Compatible equipment and accessories
  • Building the gimbal system
  • Balancing the system
  • Operation and practice time
  • Setting up the Freefly configurator app
  • Using gimbals in Majestic Mode and Smooth Mode
  • Working in a remote control (RC) environment
  • Fine tuning
  • Derig

At least one gimbal system will be provided per three people (Ronin/MoVI) and each gimbal system will be supplied with a large sensor camera kit (e.g. Canon C300). Other gimbal systems will be offered subject to availability.

Trainer: Gerard Botha, VMI Head of Cameras

Time: Registration 0945 / Start 1000 / End 1700

Location: VMI, 7 Victoria Estate, Victoria Road, Acton, W3 6UU

Cost: £166 + VAT (£200). £60 discount for early booking unitl 15 March (£140 inc VAT). GTC members are entitled to a 10% discount on all VMI courses – quote code VMIGTC and your GTC membership number. Book a place now.                                                 

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