The Workshop

Steadicam Golden Workshop - Spanish poster

Welcome everyone
The edition of our Gold Workshop, organized by the Audiovisual Cultural
Association ACTION, in collaboration with SteadicamAction,
provides for the participation of 20 students, who will form 5 groups of 4 people
who will be accompanied and followed by 5 instructors in rotation,
directed by Chief Instructor Chris Fawcett who manages the Course program.

The Workshop will be able to rely on teaching and technical tests by
High-level qualified instructors / operators with extensive experience in the field
 of international feature films, which they show in their careers
prizes and awards, from all over Europe, and also from the United States.

Through this practical experience of professional training the students
obtain the ability and all the knowledge necessary to be able to develop
to the best of their ability, with full training,
a fascinating job that is always in great demand in the sector.

After this Workshop the participants will be qualified to be able to
practice this type of shooting technique in a professional way
in the field of their competence.
It is a specialization course that allows, in addition to acquiring
the knowledge of this shooting system, 
an unprecedented unique experience, promoting “networking” between operators
from all over the world, all of which happens during a week of
“Total immersion” sharing the same location, the same restaurant,
the experiences, anecdotes, knowledge, and various practices of all participants,
instructors included, who give the Course an added value
more than hoped for by the students and the organization itself.

Likewise, participants will get an official diploma
recognized by Tiffen, the first Steadicam brand in the world
from Cinema Products of L.A., together with SteadicamAction
and Cartoni Ita. Main sponsors of this Workshop.

This event has a very broad international scope,
because for each edition we have the participation
of interested people from all continents.

Garrett Brown is expected to participate; until shortly before the start of the course
We cannot confirm whether he will be present in person or by videoconference.

Our Workshop provides the “all inclusive” formula …
breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a balanced diet, accommodation in a good quality structure,
in a charming and interesting location completely reserved only for the Workshop,
and personal insurance for all participants.
There is a shuttle bus service to and from the airports, on the days of arrival and departure.
Students must arrive on Sunday and leave the facility the following Sunday.
Anyone who wants to arrive earlier or leave later must become independent.


The Workshop will take place with all the safety and restriction measures 
in place for COVID-19.
It will be mandatory to present the Certificate of vaccination, or the negative PCR test,
carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival.
The test on departure at an affiliated facility will be responsibility of the applicant.

Thank you all.

Diego Allegro


tel. +39.348.3802592 – +34.656.637418

mail: –

To obtain more information about the Workshop you can visit the following pages:

  • Course duration: 6 days. (Arrival Sunday – Departure Sunday)
    Monday to Friday:
    8 hours a day for 5 days, hours 9.00 / 13.00 – 14.00 / 18.00 full immersion.
    + evening meeting, 1 hour after dinner, with the instructors, turning.
    morning: final meeting with review and discussion on the work done,
    with all the instructors and eventually Garrett Brown.
    free afternoon
    evening: Farewell Dinner with Diploma Delivery Ceremony

  • 5 Groups: 4 participants per instructor, rotating.
    Chief Instructor Chris Fawcett moving between each group.

  • Price: 4.500 Euro “All inclusive”
    possibility to pay:
    Full fee by bank transfer.
    2 payments installments, € 2,250 upon registration, € 2,250 within 20 days.
    Bank transfer and credit card payment with secure link.
    Included: Practical course, food, accommodation, Insurance, 2 T-shirts, Diploma, Book, Agenda, Poster, Gadgets. Welcome dinner and farewell dinner.
    Shuttle bus to and from the airports, only on arrival and departure dates.

  • Limited places: 20 Participants.

  • Notes: Those who renounce after registration pay a 10% penalty. If the student cancels within 15 days of the start of the course, there is NO refund.

Hotel Rural

Built in the second half of the seventeenth century, by D. Fernando del Hoyo-Solórzano (1623-1704), who was awarded the Señorio de la Villa de Santiago upon being accepted by the Spanish Crown, the Casona del Patio is located in the fascinating valley of Santiago del Teide a few meters from the Natural Reserve of the historic Chinyero volcano, and with views of Mount Teide, located more than 900 meters above sea level, in the southwestern part of the island of Tenerife.

It is not only a Rural Hotel, but also a place with history, 400 years contemplate the enclosure of the old house belonging to the seventeenth century, the ideal place to walk or by bicycle to enjoy, through the more than 2,300 hectares, from the abundant native flora, from the nature of the volcanic landscapes, to know the iconic history of the Marquis of the Santiago Valley or to take a horseback route between volcanoes, tabaibas and gorse, giving you the opportunity to get to know the Island of Tenerife.

The kitchen offers its customers even the smallest detail, rescuing unique recipes from the marquisate of the historic Valley of Santiago del Teide, you can taste the cuisine in the restaurant located in the main hall of the Hotel, cuisine from before for people of today.


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: