The Workshop

Steadicam Golden Workshop - Spanish poster

Welcome everyone,

In the wonderful surroundings of the Rural Hotel El Patio (structure 1565), in Garachico, Tenerife, in November 2018 and last May 2019, we have made and celebrated the first and second edition in the Canary Islands of the “Gold” Workshop for Steadicam operators .

The next workshop is set in the month of JUNE 2021, again in the same location in Tenerife.

On this occasion a Double Edition is planned:

1st edition week from 10 to 17 June
2nd edition week from 20 to 27 June

Given the long waiting list, in this edition the course includes the participation of 20 students, who will form 5 groups of 4 people, and will be joined by 5 Instructors, plus the Chief Instructor, Chris Fawcett, who will take care of following all the participants.

The workshop is held by high-level qualified Operators / Instructors with extensive experience, that won awards and professional recognitions, known internationally, and from several countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy, etc.

Through this professional training experience, students obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to develop a job that is currently in great demand in the sector.

After this course, participants will be qualified to practice this type of camera operation technique in a professional manner in the field. It is a specialization course that allows, in addition to acquiring knowledge of this recording system, to live a unique and unprecedented experience for all participants, favoring the “networking” between operators around the world, who during a week of “total immersion” share the same roof, experiences, anecdotes, knowledge and various practices that give the course an added value more than expected by all students and by the organization itself.

Similarly, participants will obtain an official certificate recognized by Tiffen, the world’s first Steadicam brand, together with Cartoni and SteadicamAction, main sponsors of this workshop.

This event has a very wide international scope, since for the next edition we will have interested participants from all over Europe and also from other continents.

We are sure, given the excellent results of the previous editions, that we can make everyone who is interested in starting a professional career in this particular sector of film, television and advertising happy with a Workshop of this category.

The Workshop will take place with all the safety and restriction measures 
in place for COVID-19.
The use of a surgical mask will be mandatory,
Negative TEST done in the 72 hours before arrival (PCR),
or certificate of vaccination is required.

Thank you all.

Diego Allegro


tel. +39.348.3802592 – +34.656.637418

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  • Duration: 6days for a total of 40 hours, full immersion.

  • Groups: 4 participants per instructor.

  • Price: 4000€, diveded in three payments (paypal +3,5% commission fee).
    The price includes participation in the course and practical workshop, accommodation during the entire stay on a full-board basis, delivery of the certificate of attendance, gadgets and t-shirt, and wrap party.

  • Limited places: 20 Participants.

In the beautiful natural setting of the Hotel Rural El Patio an ancient Canarian mansion built in 1565 in El Guincho, Garachico, participants and instructors will live toghether during the week. Accommodation on a full board basis is included in the registration of the course and will allow to maintain concentration and focus in the workshop without distractions and will promote knowledge among professionals of the same guild, where collaboration opportunities for common projects may be born.

The Rural Hotel El Patio is the ideal place where to develop our workshop, since it has all the necessary architectural elements for practical exercises (stairs, ramps, doors, asphalt, irregular terrain, alleyways, etc.) and it is also the ideal place to rest after an exhausting day of course, since all the participants will have at their disposal a single room in the Hotel, as well as access to the entire installation during the resting hours.


DAY 1 – Monday

  • Introduction.

  • Fitting the vest.

  • Posture, basic moves.

  • Panning, booming, walking.

  • Framing, moving composition.

  • Evening lecture: Chris Fawcett on Posture.

DAY 2 – Tuesday

  • How to balance: static, dynamic, inertial.

  • Balance practice.

  • 1st big shots.

  • Evening lecture: Garrett Brown on The Moving Camera and Inventing.

DAY 3 – Wednesday

  • How the arms work, including the G-series arms.

  • Low mode.

  • Opposite Side Operating.

  • More shots. Possibly a vehicle shot.

  • Evening lecture: Garrett Brown on Specifc methods of getting shots and more.

DAY 4 – Thursday

  • Safety, the business of Steadicam.

  • The M1 Volt. Long mode.

  • Possibly some vehicle work. Working off a dolly.

  • More difficult shots.

  • Evening lecture: Working in Broadcast (television) by Chris Fawcett.

DAY 5 – Friday

  • Vehicles (Cars, Quads, Crane, etc.), whatever we need to work on.

  • More shots. Micro rehearsals.

  • Getting it. Accessories and tools.

  • Final test.

  • Big shot and review.

DAY 6 – Saturday

  • Morning: Delivery of Certificates.

  • Afternoon: Free to enjoy and visit the island.

  • Night: Dinner & Wrap Party.


Steadicam Action
Tiffen UK
Steadicam Action



Garrett Brown is best known as the Oscar-winning inventor of the Steadicam®.

He has operated Steadicam on nearly 100 movies including Rocky, The Shining, and Return of the Jedi. Garrett holds 50 patents worldwide for devices which include the Steadicam Merlin, a smaller, handheld Steadicam for camcorders; Skycam, the robot camera that flies on wires over sporting events; and Mobycam, Divecam, Flycam et al that pursue athletes worldwide.

His new zeroG technology “floats” tools and reduces workplace injuries. In past lives Garrett has recorded for MGM as a folksinger (, sold Volkswagens, directed TV commercials and made films for Sesame Street, and his voice was the other half of that well-known ad-lib duo on radio for Molson and American Express (*).

He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the Directors Guild, the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Garrett has just been inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Check Garrett’s website for more information: