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. To reserve Ronin-M, students must be enrolled in or completed CTV356 Cinema & Television Aesthetics or CTV456 Producing for the Screen, participate in a training workshop, and submit a proposal (should include treatment and shot list) for the project in question. 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 of the Ronin-S lends itself to lighter camera payloads, up to eight pounds. To reserve Ronin-S, students must be enrolled in or completed CTV356 Cinema & Television Aesthetics or CTV456 Producing for the Screen, and participate 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 a Ronin-M reservation with the form below once you have completed the following:
- Currently taking or previously completed COM356 or COM456
- Completed training session and watched the following tutorial video:
- Written proposal, which should include:
- Shot list