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The Gimbal MasterClass

WITH

BRANDON LI

YOUR Gimbal ISN'T just a piece of gear...
IT'S a filmmaking paintbrush

NOW I'LL teach you how to paint in your own voice
SO YOUR NEXT VIDEO IS YOUR BEST ONE YET...

watch this video to see how

BEGINNER TO ADVANCED GIMBAL TRAINING

Gimbals are the latest trend in camera movement, allowing a single operator to do what used to require an entire crew of people (and a lot of expensive gear!)

Now you can create incredible camera moves with only the gear that fits in your backpack.

But it takes skill to get your gimbal moves to really shine. You can’t just plug in the right settings and expect Hollywood-level results.

I’ve been using gimbals every day for the past 5 years, and I have developed a signature style of fluid movement. Some people even call me the “Gimbal God”.

I’ve used gimbals to film award-winning short films around the world, as well as commercials and music videos. 

To me, gimbals are more than just a tool. They’re a paintbrush for creating visual art. And now I’m teaching you how to paint in your own voice.

This is everything you need to get started using your gimbal.

And if you're already an experienced operator, you'll be able to take your skills to an even higher level.

This is an intensive course, starting with the basics of setting up and balancing your gimbal, then teaching you dozens of essential gimbal moves. You’ll even learn how your gimbal can imitate a crane, jib, or drone!

Then, we go out to the real world and I demonstrate how I shoot in a crowded, difficult environment. You’ll see there’s a lot more to learn than just how to move your feet.

Finally, I show you how to craft a narrative “one-take” scene: an entire scene in one shot. 


You’ll learn how to break a scene down into “beats”. You’ll learn blocking and rehearsal.

And I’ll show you my special techniques for using autofocus in complex scenes. This lesson is its own mini-masterclass in gimbal storytelling.

YOU GET 48 mINI-LESSONS!

Basic Training: Setup and Fundamentals

  • Balancing your camera on the gimbal 
  • Follow modes
  • Basics of smooth movement

Basic Training: Essential Gimbal Moves

  • All the moves you need to know! 
  • Upright walking and running
  • Inverted mode
  • Orbiting your subject
  • Adding a monopod for drone-like shots

Infield: Street
Filmmaking

  • Real-world shooting in the crowded city
  • See me adapt to challenges and improvise
  • Switching lenses on a gimbal
  • Go Mode for fast movements.
Push and Pull
Partial Orbit
Rise Up
How to Walk with a Gimbal
Upright Follow
Upright Walking Lead
Upright Parallel Tracking
Inverting the Gimbal
Inverted Walking Lead + Follow
Gimbal + Monopod Inverted Mode
Orbit (Static Subject)
Orbit (Walking Subject)
Upright Running Follow + Lead
Gimbal + Monopod: Crane Up and Down
“Drone” Tracking Subject
“Drone” Fly Away
Upright Lead to Fly Away
FPV Swing
Simulated Handheld Look
Gimbal Handoff
Gimbal Staircase Handoff
Using a Spotter – Running
Using a Spotter – Walking
Using Extention Pole – Advanced
DJI RS 3 Advanced Moves

Infield Upright Walking Lead
Infield – Upright Follow + Slider
Infield – Crane (Gimbal + Monopod)
Infield – Crane (Staircase and Bridge)
FE 35mm F1.8 Lens + Quick Release Mount
Infield – Upright Walking Lead (Panning + Tilting)
Infield – Upright Improvisation (Orbit, Push Pull, POV)
Infield – Upright Parallel Tracking
Infield – Inverted Orbit + Improvisation
Infield – Upright Walking Follow + Lead (Matching Reverse Shots)
Clear Image Zoom
Infield – Upright Walking Lead (Staircase)
Infield – Drone Fly Away (No Monopod)
Go Mode (Sport Mode)

Restaurant Scene
Chase Scene

Workout 1
Workout 2

+ Learn How to Shoot a...

“One-Take Scene” 

Narrative Filmmaking Masterclass

Next I show you how to craft a narrative “one-take” scene: an entire scene in one shot. You’ll learn how to break a scene down into “beats”. You’ll learn blocking and rehearsal. And I’ll show you my special techniques for using autofocus in complex scenes. This lesson is its own mini-masterclass in gimbal storytelling.

Advanced lessons

After that the real fun begins. I get into advanced moves using dual handles, FPV mode, monopod extensions, and gimbal hand-off tricks. I also break down my advanced gimbal rigs in-depth so you can copy my gear setup exactly. 

the workout

Finally you’ll get a follow-along “Gimbal Workout” to practice your gimbal moves as often as you like. Just like a Youtube workout session, you’ll be able to follow my voice and build your skills one rep at a time.

LIFETIME ACCESS + UPDATES

About

Brandon Li

  • Over 10 years of industry experience: commercials, music videos, short films, events and reality TV
  • Clients include: BMW, Frito Lay, MTV, Etihad Airways
  • Webby winner (seoul_wave)
  • Featured by: BBC, TIME, and TedX (Hong Kong Strong)
  • Vimeo’s Best of the Year winner (seoul_wave)
  • Featured 4x in National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase
  • 3 short films in Cathay Pacific’s In-Flight Entertainment
  • 4x Travel Video Award winner (seoul_wave, Thrones of Semana Santa, Passion of Andalucía)
  • 10 Vimeo Staff Picks

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PERSONAL FILMS

JOIN THE GIMBAL MASTERCLASS + BONUS LESSONS

Lifetime Access to 48 Video Training Lessons
$ 147 One Time Payment for
Lifetime Access + Future Updates
  • 19 Basic Training Lessons
  • 8 Advanced Gimbal Lessons
  • 2 Advanced Gimbal Rig Breakdowns
  • 14 Street Filmmaking Infield Lessons
  • 2 Narrative Filmmaking “One-Take Scene” Lessons
  • The Gimbal Workout - Physical Training