Tiffen International announces Steadicam Gold UK workshop – booking now

Steadicam UK Gold workshop venue Latimer Place, near Chorleywood, Buckinghamshire

Tiffen International has announced the long-anticipated residential UK Steadicam Gold Workshop event to take place at the beautiful Latimer Place near Chorleywood, Buckinghamshire from Sunday 1st to Friday 6th November 2015.


Placements will be on a first come, first served basis and will be residential.

Latimer Place is a venue with great facilities and a wide selection of both outdoor and indoor locations available to work with.

Robin Thwaites, Tiffen International sales director said: “Along with professional approaches to blocking and choreography, we will also be using grip, rickshaws, vehicle mounting and hands-free equipment amongst other industry tools to hone and improve your skills as a Steadicam operator.”

“This Gold Workshop will have an ever increasing technical approach to training, and will incorporate all of the advanced skills not generally covered on our Silver and Bronze Workshops. We would advise as usual that potential attendees have a reasonable basic understanding of Steadicam to get the most from the training, but instructors will be on hand for all levels of ability.”


This is to be a five and a half day, intensive and fully submersive experience in the heart of Buckinghamshire, UK with some of Europe’s finest Steadicam operators as instructors from the worlds of Motion Picture, TV/Broadcast, Drama, Sport and corporate films.

Tiffen International’s Robin Thwaites during Steadicam training


The Instructors secured are the cream of UK Steadicam operators including:
Peter Cavaciuti: Thor; Captain America; Skyfall; Alice in Wonderland; The Wolfman; Eyes Wide Shut

Peter Robertson: Edge of Tomorrow; Anna Karenina; Hanna; Quantum of Solace; Atonement; Hot Fuzz

Paul Edwards: Man From UNCLE; Before I go to Sleep; 47 Ronin; Harry Potter (various); Run Fatboy Run; Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Roger Tooley: Penny Dreadful; Mortdecai; Inspector Lewis; Mr Selfridge; Green Zone; Shaun of the Dead

Also present, Tiffen Lead Instructors/Co-Ordinators Robin Thwaites and Danny Hallett, further announcements shortly.

There will be a maximum of 20 placements available to offer maximum benefit from the training, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Cost is inclusive of full board and lodging. Please note that the workshop fee is not negotiable without board/lodgings.

The Application form can be found here: http://flysteadicam.tiffen.com/steadicam-gold-workshop-uk-2015-dates_announced/


About Steadicam:
M1 Steadicam: The M-1 Steadicam is the result of seven generations of experience, innovation, engineering skills, technological advances and invaluable feedback from the users. It’s the strongest and most robust Steadicam of all. The ‘M’ stands for modular, and this is the most modular Steadicam ever. You can start with the simplest post and upgrade later to the full rig.

The new M-1 camera stage is built around strength and high load precision with centre drives for superior rigidity with an optional vernier fingertip tilt adjustment – no tools needed.
The G-70x Elastic Arm is highly durable, performance adjustable, and offers smooth operation with a huge 70lb. lifting capacity and a 29″ boom range. You can move it from lowest to highest position with very little effort.

At IBC Expo in September, Top Steadicam operator/trainer Chris Fawcett will be demonstrating the M1 on the Transvideo stand, 11F31. Chris also designed the Exovest™, now the Steadicam vest of choice for many. With a pivoting exoskeletal structure the Exovest offers a huge leap forward for operators with unrestricted movement, on-the-fly adjustability, with a user-friendly design which is more sympathetic towards the female operator.

About Tiffen:
Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer of photographic filters, lens accessories, software, and camera accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for over 75 years. The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency, and unparalleled quality. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence, earning a Technical Achievement Award and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as multiple Emmy® Awards. Today, the company offers a wide range of products, which include: Tiffen® filters, Steadicam® camera stabilizing systems, Lowel® light, Listec® teleprompters, Tiffen Dfx® digital imaging software, Domke® bags, Davis & Sanford® tripods, Zing® camera covers, Stroboframe® flash brackets, Saunders® professional trimmers, and Kodak Wratten® filters. Tiffen continues to enhance its reputation as a leading imaging accessory manufacturer through aggressive growth in the digital imaging accessory industry.