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DJI Ronin Intensive


This day-long, intensive workshop is designed to get camera operators up to speed on the DJI Ronin and Ronin-M family of brushless gimbal systems. The workshop includes discussion of the technical aspects of the system and demonstrates various shooting techniques when using the Ronin. Single operator techniques and dual operator mode will be covered. This is a very hands-on course, and students will learn to physically balance and tune the Ronin. Working in small groups, each attendee will have the chance to learn and practice operation of the system.

Upcoming In-Person Workshop Dates

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
Location: TBD

Here is an outline of this full-day workshop:

  • Product Tour Ronin and Ronin-M
    • Handles
    • Camera mount
    • IMU
    • Motors
    • Receiver
    • Batteries
    • Monitor mount
    • Cables
    • Balancing a camera
      • Which cameras & lenses?
      • Adding a wireless follow focus system
      • On-board and wireless video monitoring
      • Power for additional accessories
  • Hands-on Time
    • Break in to small groups of three to rig, mount, and balance a camera
    • Fine tuning the system
      • Using the DJI Assistant App, and understanding the various settings
      • Theory behind the settings
      • Putting it all together
      • Q&A
  • Using the Ronin
    • Single operator techniques
      • Thumb Controller
    • Dual Operator Mode
      • Configuring the wireless controller
      • Working in tandem with two operators
    • Shooting Exercises
      • Students will block, execute, and record various scenes. Small groups of three will work together and rotate between operator, 1st Ronin AC, and 2nd Ronin AC.
      • Review footage from the groups
      • Advanced rigs & shots
      • Q&A

AbelCine encourages experienced camera operators to attend, as well as anyone interested in stabilization camera systems. This course is designed to be accessible for those new to working with gimbals, but also provide some in-depth information that any Ronin operator would gain from.



Jeff Lee joined the AbelCine team in 2009. He attended Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of Arts where he concentrated in both photography and filmmaking. In addition to his current role as Training Manager, Jeff also leads specialized classes and workshops in AbelCine NY’s Learning Point and serves as a Technical Editor on the CineTechnica blog. Additionally, Jeff is an accomplished still photographer who has traveled extensively working on documentary projects. His work has appeared in publications such as Shutterbug and he has been a featured Gawker Artist. Follow Jeff on Twitter: @jeffleephoto

Dave_bio_100pxDave Kincaid is one of AbelCine’s HD Camera Support Technicians. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, he studied Audio & Video at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennesee. With an extensive background in electronics, Dave found his true passion in cameras while working with Canon DSLRs. He joined the team in the NY office earlier this year and in his role, works closely with the sales and rental departments to provide both behind-the-scenes and client-facing support. Follow Dave on Twitter: @dkincaidthetech


Ianbio_2013Ian McCausland is one of AbelCine’s Camera Technology Specialists and Trainers. He holds a BA in Film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and his credits include the 1999 Black Sabbath concert video The Last Supper and the 2008 Smashing Pumpkins documentary If All Goes Wrong. As one of the original Abel staff members, Ian was integral to the formation of the company’s rental department in 1990. In 1997, he reprised his role when he moved out West to launch Abel’s Burbank rental department. Follow Ian on Twitter: @IanMcCausland