Camera Movement: Dollies, Sliders and Jibs

What You'll Learn

One of the best ways to add production value to your videos is to utilize controlled camera movement. Hollywood directors and DPs have long known the impact of dolly, crane, jib, Steadicam, trucking and helicopter shots to enhance the movies they work on.

While that level of production may be beyond most corporate and Indie budgets there are now affordable solutions to achieve similar results. This class will introduce you to some of the most common products and tools available to spiff up your productions without breaking the bank.

We will introduce you to sliders, dolly systems, jibs, Glidecams, The Ronin M, drones and other camera movement gear and discuss the theory behind the use of various movement techniques. The second half of the class will be devoted to hands-on time so you can try out each of the camera movement tools we have available for yourself. It promises to be a fun and "moving " experience for all!

This exciting, HANDS-ON class is held in BDA's Production Studio (located about 100 yards east of BDA) so that students can truly get hands-on time with the tools discussed in this class!

Who Should Take This

Any videographer looking to add depth and character to their shots through unique camera techniques, movement and style. Signup soon since there are only 15 seats available!

Presented By Lowel Pierce

Lowel Pierce

With 35 years in the film and video production world, Lowel Pierce has done a little of everything and enjoyed the variety. A Colorado native and graduate of CSU in Technical Journalism, Lowel has worked as a TV news photographer, a cinematographer in Saudi Arabia, a partner in a video production company. As both one-man-band and freelance Director of Photography for 22 years, Lowel has worked on indie features, shorts, documentaries, TV commercials, and high-end corporate productions earning a CINE Golden Eagle, Heartland Emmies, and Videographer Awards of Distinction.

BDA Members


BDA Members: $79.00

Non-Members: $99.00

Available Dates

May 6, 2017 / 1pm - 4pm

Location: Boulder Location (Details)

Boulder Location
1600 Range Street, Suite 100
Boulder, CO  80301

This is BDA's headquarters located at Arapahoe Avenue and Range Street in Boulder (approximately 52nd and Arapahoe) on the northeast corner of Range and Arapahoe. The building is .6 miles east of Foothills Parkway, and .25 miles west of 55th Street. Range is the street that is between the stoplights at Conestoga and Commerce. Parking is available all around the building.

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Comments For: Camera Movement: Dollies, Sliders and Jibs

Great instructor and I'm very satisfied with the help and knowledge I've gained from BDA!austin on 12/17/2016
Great instructor, lots of great ideas!anonymous on 3/7/2015
"I know what equipment I want to recommend to my company...helpful, informative."Lisa on 10/15/2014