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Handheld Gimbal Operation Course. Earlybird disc't 'til 31 August


Handheld Gimbal Operation Course.  Earlybird disc't 'til 31 August

Date: 20 September 2017

Trainer: Gerard Botha, VMI Head of Cameras

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

Cost: £166 + VAT (£200) . £60 discount for early booking (£140 inc VAT)

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 (passing 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.

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:

Gimbal Course

At least 1 x Gimbal system will be provided per 3 people (Ronin/MoVI) and each Gimbal system will be supplied with a large sensor camera kit (e.g. Canon C300) and other Gimbal systems will be offered subject to availability.  


The course will be given by our VMI in-house MoVI technician.


Registration 0945 / Start 1000 / End 1700


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


Usual price £150 plus VAT (£180).
£60 discount if booked early - £100 +VAT (£120)

Cancellation Policy

Refunds on courses are subject to 100% of charges up to 1 month before the course and 50% until a week before and thereafter, no refunds are possible.  Please email VMI Training in the event of a required cancellation.

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