HAUPPAUGE, NY- January 24, 2019 – Looking to continually educate and inspire, The Tiffen Company, the leading manufacturer of imaging accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries, announces today its schedule of 2019 Official Steadicam Workshops through AbelCine. Offering two levels of hands-on training – Bronze and Silver – the Steadicam multi-day workshops feature expert instructors teaching camera operators essential skills and proper technique, covering multiple sizes of Steadicam rigs.

“Steadicam is such a commonly used tool within the film and television industry, but it does require proper training and practice to use effectively,” said Andrew Tiffen, SVP of Marketing, The Tiffen Company. “Focusing on relevant and practical training, the Steadicam series of workshops have been designed to put the power of Steadicam in the hands of camera operators of varying levels of experience so they can successfully produce the creative footage desired by producers and directors.”

The Steadicam Bronze Workshop is a unique opportunity for prospective operators to learn the use and application of Steadicam, concentrating on the lighter systems within the Steadicam product line.

The Steadicam Silver Workshop is a unique opportunity for working camera operators to learn the use and application of Steadicam within the film and television world.

Each workshop is hands-on with plenty of practical time wearing and using the system.

“We’re excited to roll out expanded Steadicam training in 2019,” says Jeff Lee, Director of Education at AbelCine. “We’re constantly working to deliver practical knowledge to our professional community, and our partnership with Tiffen lets us do just that. By scheduling additional dates for Steadicam Bronze workshops throughout the year and adding the Steadicam Silver workshops to our repertoire, we’ll be able to offer the best training possible, regardless of an operator’s experience level.”

Upcoming workshop dates and locations include:

Bronze Workshop Dates/Locations
February 12 – 13; Los Angeles, CA
February 28 – March 1; New York, NY
April 6 – 7; Los Angeles, CA
June 11 – 12; New York, NY
July 16 – 17; Los Angeles, CA
October 22 – 23; New York, NY
November 5 – 6; Los Angeles, CA
December 5 – 6; New York, NY

Silver Workshop Dates/Locations
April 23 – 25; New York, NY
May 7 – 9; Los Angeles, CA
August 13 – 15; New York, NY
September 10 – 12; Los Angeles, CA
November 12 – 14; Los Angeles, CA
December 10 – 12; New York, NY

For more information on the Steadicam workshops, visit tiffen.com

About AbelCine
AbelCine, established in 1989, is a full-service equipment and technology provider to the broadcast, production, and media industries. The company’s services, designed to support customers through every stage of the production cycle, include: equipment sales and rental, training and consultation, tech services and integration, financing and assurance programs. AbelCine has flagship locations in Burbank, CA and Brooklyn, NY; a Learning Point in Chicago, IL serves the Midwestern region.
For more information, visit www.abelcine.com.

About Tiffen
Tiffen is a leading manufacturer of imaging accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries, including: Tiffen optical photographic filters and lens accessories; Steadicam camera stabilizing systems; Lowel location lighting equipment; Domke camera bags and Zing camera covers; Listec teleprompters; Davis & Sanford tripods and support systems; and Stroboframe flash brackets.
For more information on Tiffen, please visit www.tiffen.com.