TRINITY LAB
ASIA TOUR-CHINA

TRINITY LAB · Asia Tour - China was successfully held at the Oriental Movie Metropolis in Qingdao, China, during 09/24-09/28, 2023. TRINITY LAB is a project dedicated to establishing a community for Trinity cinematographers in Asia, aiming to create a platform that facilitates communication and collaboration among Asian cinematographers. In this project, we share tailored knowledge, training directions, and tips specifically designed for Trinity operators, with a particular focus on equipment configuration and workflow in the realms of film and commercial advertising.

What To Learn About

5-DAYS TRAINING

This 5-day training course covered all aspects of working with the full capabilities of TRINITY Gen.1 and TRINITY 2 with long hours of work each day, designed to help improve the participants' skills and knowledge of Trinity. The participants have been given the opportunity to enhance their skills with new creative options and deepen their practical skills. Our experienced professional trainer detail the many possibilities the Camera Stabilizer Systems have to offer, giving them expert advice and hands- on training. By the end of the course, the participants were able to set up, operate, and earn confidence with the TRINITY, enabling them to offer new angles and storytelling options to the director and cinematographer.

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Day 1
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Day 1

Features and hardware components of the TRINITY. Different camera systems and accessories. Balance of the TRINITY. Software and GUI application for advanced configurations.

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Day 2
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Day 2

Balance of the TRINITY. Basic movements and drills. Learn to use the remote control joystick and wheel kit to control camera movement remotely. Explore more about advanced configurations

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Day 3
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Day 3

Balance of the Trinity. Rigging, balancing, and operating the Trinity on a Rickshaw with both hard and soft mount. Rehearsal and shoot of a small running scene tracking from different angles

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Day 4
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Day 4

Balance of the Trinity. Two minutes freestyle operating with the dancers. Practicing the remote control joystick with fast reactions to unexpected movements. Rehearsal and shoot

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Day 5
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Day 5

Balance of the TRINITY. Review of all the points that had been made in the previous days. 5 minutes long take in real scene. Rehearse and shoot to apply new skills with the TRINITY Gen. 1 ,TRINITY 2

Stand By The Giants

OUR TRAINERS

TRINITY LAB invited 8 internationally renowned cinematographers and camera operators as in person or online instructors for China Stop. They shared their career experience, visual ideas and personal training techniques, while hands-on trained with each participant. The course was held in English, and we had interpreters for better communication between classmates.

SOC, ACO member. Trinity and Steadicam operator. Arri certified TRINITY 1 and TRINITY 2 Trainer for ARRI. Representative works include "Hidden Man", "The Battle at Lake Changjin"

Junior Lucano
Trainer

Chinese Trinity and steadicam operator. US Tiffen officially certified Steadicam trainer. 2019 Tiffen workshop Gold Certificated Guest. Representative works include "My Country, My Parents".

Wang Jian
Trainer

Online Guests

SOC member. Trinity and Steadicam operator. Representative works include the Oscar Best Cinematography winner "LA LA LAND", Best Picture winner "Everything Everywhere All at Once" and more.

ARI ROBBINS
Online Guest

Associate BSC member. Roger Deakins' personal Trinity operator. Representative works include The Academy Best Cinematography winner "1917", "Mission: Impossible 7", "Peaky Blinders" and more.

CHARLIE RIZEK
Online Guest

First Thai SOC, ACO member. Steadicam operator. Representative works include "No escape", "Shantaram", etc.

Watcharawit Ya-inta 'Koon'
Online Guest

Trinity and Steadicam operator. Representative works include the Netflix film “Athena", "Comment je suis devenu super-héros" and more.

AYMERIC COLAS
Online Guest

Trinity and Steadicam operator. Representative works include the Netflix series "1899","Dark" and more.

OSMAN 'OZZY' ÖKSÜZ
Online Guest

Developer and designer of ARRI's camera stabilization systems. Trinity and Steadicam Operator

CURT O.SCHALLER
Online Guest
Online Lectures with the Masters

TRINITY LAB designs a course combining the practical training with 1-2 online lectures per day with the master operators. They share various topics with the operators with their personal experiences and knowledges, including how their career got started, how to work with the directors, the DP and the camera crews, what to wear and how to keep themselves safe on set and more.

Tech Talk Lectures by Manufactures

For China Stop, TRINITY LAB invited RED, SONY, ARRI, VAXIS, ZEISS, CANON, LAOWA, ANGENIEUX, COOKE, TILTA, CREAM SOURES and more as manufactures guests to the class. For each day of the training, the manufactures had a one-hour-lecture about the theory of their designs, new released technologies and core products. They also supported the LAB with different type of cameras, lens, arms, vests and lights for the participants to train with.

Hands-On Training Course Design

The on-site trainers, Junior Lucano, SOC, ACO, and Jian Wang, designed the five-days hands-on training course. The course included balances techniques, stepping training, joystick controlling, freestyle operating with dances, and long take with real shoot in pre-constructed sets and more.

Equipment Choices: Camera, Lens, Vests and Arms

TRINITY LAB provided various brands and models of Trinity Gen. 1 and 2, cameras, lens, vests, arms and accessories for the operators to choose.

More to Experience

LIFE IN TRINITY LAB

China Movie Metropolis Main Lot
Training Location

TRINITY LAB - CHINA was held in two sound stages in the Oriental Movie Metropolis Main Lot. The theory teaching and practical training of the first four days were conducted in a 1,000-square-meter studio plus the outdoor and internal roads. The last day of long-shot shooting training were held in the pre-constructed home-scene studio.

Accommodation & Catering
LAB Life

We covered all workshop activities and full board in comfortable single rooms at an over three-star-standard hotel. Accommodation, catering and crafty are included. Additionally, the Wrap-Party is scheduled for the last day of the Trinity Lab.

Wrap Party & Graduation Ceremony
Activities and Events

The wrap party and graduation ceremony were held on the last day of the LAB. The operators received their graduation certificates with our two trainers' signatures on, and special gift box to appreciate the hardwork of each of them.

Cine Expo Exhibitions & Tech Talk Lectures
Exhibitions & Lectures

The CINE EXPO Exhibition was held the day after TRINITY LAB China. It provided a comprehensive showcase of the cutting-edge technologies and the emerging landscape of the Chinese film and television industry. In addition, Tech Talk lectures with the manufactures gave the TRINITY LAB participants the opportunity to get to know about their equipments more from theories and details.

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TRINITY LAB - CHINA GALLERY

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