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MoVI Intensive Workshop

at AbelCine Training - Chicago

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Chicago, Downtown/Loop
2602 W 16th St 4th Fl
Btwn S Rockwell St & S Washtenaw Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Early Bird Price valid until July 24, $800 thereafter
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Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Megan Donnelly

What you'll learn in this film production class:

You'll learn the technical aspects as well as the craft and philosophy behind the MōVI system.

This two-day course is an intensive, hands-on class designed to fully immerse an experienced camera operator in all of the knowledge necessary to use the Freefly MōVI.


Day 1 – Introduction  

1) The concepts behind the MōVI 
2) Sample footage 
3) How the MōVI differs from other stabilization systems
4) Product Tour 
  • Handles 
  • Camera mount 
  • Monitor mount 
  • IMU 
  • Drive unit 
  • Motors 
  • Receiver 
  • Battery 
  • Power Switch 
  • Balancing a camera 
1. Which cameras & lenses? 
2. Adding a wireless follow focus system 
3. On-board and wireless video monitoring 
4. Power for additional accessories 

5) Hands-on 
  • Break in to small groups of three to rig, mount, and balance a camera 
  • Fine tuning the system 
1. Using the Freely Configuration App & understanding the various settings 
2. Theory behind the settings 
3. Putting it all together 
4. Q&A 

Day 2 – Practical usage 

1) Using the MōVI 
  • Majestic Mode 
  • Dual Operator Mode 
1. Configuring the wireless controller 
2. Working in tandem with two operators 

2) Specific Shots 
  • Drifter 
  • Slide 
  • Push 
  • Lunge 
  • Lion King 
  • Clean and Jerk 
  • Relay Race 
  • Land Crab 
  • Hurricane 
3) Shooting Exercises 
  • Using a provided storyboard and script, students will block, execute, and record various scenes. Small groups of three will work together and rotate between operator, 1st MōVI AC, and 2nd MōVI AC. 
  • Review footage from the groups 
  • Advanced rigs & shots 
1. Flying the system 
2. Using ropes and belaying safely 
3. Additional support accessories 
4. Q&A 
5. Help with individual setups and applications

We encourages experienced camera operators to attend, as well as anyone interested in stabilization camera systems.

This is for Beginner & Intermediate.

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Refund Policy

Payment must be received upon registration. If a participant is unable to attend for any reason, you may transfer registration to an alternate date or location, or use the full credit towards a different workshop. You may also transfer enrollment to someone else, but you must provide the updated registrant information prior to the start of the class. If unable to attend, you must notify AbelCine within 48 hours prior to the scheduled start time. Any discount codes, coupons, or certificates must be redeemed at registration. Multiple discounts cannot be combined, in these situations we will honor the largest discount. 

Refund is available if cancellation is at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled start time.

AbelCine reserves the right to cancel or postpone classes in the event of low enrollment or forces beyond our control. If the instructor is sick or unable to attend, we will notify clients 48 hours in advance of class to reschedule for a later date. 


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