Gates STO Training — Cinegear LA — 5/6 June 2017

Gates STO Training – Miami – 21/22 March 2017

The next Gates STO Training course will be right after Cinegear LA.

Instructor: Ron Lagerlof, seasoned professional underwater RED shooter
Guide / Advisor:   Sean Ruggeri, RED Guru and professional underwater cameraman
Support Crew:  John Ellerbrock

Becoming a successful underwater professional requires several distinct skill sets including SCUBA Diving competence, underwater imaging experience, and underwater equipment familiarity.  Gates STO Training focuses on the later, providing a curriculum of knowledge on the Setup, Test and Operation (STO) of Gates professional underwater imaging systems.

The course goals are:

  • Proficiency in the setup of Gates underwater cinema housings;
  • Familiarity with on-location test tools and techniques for establishing housing seal integrity;
  • Basic operation of Gates underwater housings;
  • Camera specific considerations for the underwater medium: color, light, filtration and more.
  • Tips / tricks to assist the underwater cameraman / DP; and
  • Practical understanding of underwater optics: Port types, optical materials, selection and application

The Gates STO Training Certification sends the student forth as a Gates Ambassador with a resume skill to help secure work on TV / Cinema / Natural History productions, which of course benefit by avoiding downtime due to untrained equipment operators.

Course Fee for Professionals:              $450
Course Fee for Students (with ID):    $225

Register here:  Gates STO Training Cinegear LA 5/6 June 2017

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