The Gear Guide is an introduction to filmmaking technology taught by the people who make the most popular, longest lasting gear. It's meant to bring you in contact with the gear before you can physically work with it. Imagine coming to Los Angeles, and having the benefit of meeting privately with the presidents and VPs of companies like Arri, Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE Grip), Kino Flo, Manfrotto (Bogen) and Schneider Optics. Imagine how much more prepared you will be to use their products once you get on the set of your next production. Your mind will be free to focus on creativity and communication, not learning new technical jargon. That's the purpose of the Gear Guide. It also keeps you informed on the latest gear, techniques, and tips on staying ahead in the Film and Video Industry. The Gear Guide module teaches how to use all the Camera and Lighting gear to make movies successfully and get the most out of the gear you already own. Each program focuses on specific gear and techniques. Focuses on Pedestals, Jibs, and Camera Lights with David Butler from Ste-Man (Cartoni and PAG). Dollies get you closer to the subject in a more dynamic smooth manner. But a jib maintains that movement vertically when you need to rise up with an actor getting out of a chair or car, or going upstairs. Learn about jibs, axes of motion and use techniques. Teaches use of on-camera battery operated lights in low interior illumination situations when you can't raise ambient light level or use studio lights. Learn filter accessories and battery systems and chemistries to match. Covers the ease of use of a studio pedestal with a vertical pneumatic lift. Learn bleeding excess pressure, maneuvering and operation. In an underwater or part water shot, learn how to use an underwater bag. Finally, with the use of body-mounted camera support offering a full range of motion when you don't need or can't afford a full steadicam, learn how to mount and operate the popular PAG Orbitor body mounted system. Teaches: Studio Pedestals, Compact Jibs, On-Camera Lights, Dichroic Filters, Diffusing Eye-Lights, 3-Wheel Dollies, Battery Chemistry, Underwater Bags, Body mounted systems and much more.