Available Advanced Stabilization


The Steadicam is the industry standard for gimbals, often used for smooth tracking shots that require more mobility than a dolly. The School of Communications’ Steadicam can be reserved through the Gear Room after a training session with a Gear Room staff member.


DJI’s Ronin M is a motorized gimbal for DSLRs and smaller cinema cameras. The Ronin-M is available to students who are currently enrolled in or have previously completed CTA3560 Film and Television Aesthetics or CTA4560 Advanced Narrative Production (formerly Producing for the Screen). To reserve the Ronin-M, students must submit the reservation form below after participating in a training workshop. See the workshop schedule here.


The DJI Ronin-S is more than just a miniaturized version of the larger Ronin gimbal stabilizers; it represents a scalable ecosystem for integrating DSLR and mirrorless cameras into professional-grade workflows. The single-handed form factor lends itself to lighter camera payloads, up to eight pounds. The Ronin-S is available to students enrolled in a Production Level course. Students can reserve the Ronin-S through the Gear Room after participating in a training workshop. See the workshop schedule here.


The Easyrig is a stabilizer in the School of Communications’ arsenal. Consisting of a vest with an attached overhead arm, the rig transfers the weight of larger cameras from the user’s back/shoulders to their hips, resulting in smoother handheld shots and less back pain. The Easyrig is only available to check out with the RED Scarlet-W camera.


Ronin-M Reservation Form

Submit the form below to request a Ronin-M reservation once you have met the following requirements:

  • Currently taking or previously completed CTA3560 or CTA 4560
  • Completed training workshop


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  • List multiple names if more than one, write N/A if not using.
  • The proposal should contain the following materials: 1. Brief summary of the project 2. Shooting schedule that includes the shoot location(s) 3. Shot list or storyboard
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