How to Be A

MOVI Gimbal Tech


How to Be

A MOVI Gimbal Tech


5 Lessons

2+ hours of
instructional video

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5 Lessons

2+ hours of
instructional video

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Learn the fundamentals of how to operate a MōVI gimbal

Camera movement conveys anything from the emotions of characters to the way you want your audience to perceive a particular scene. In How To Be a MōVI Gimbal Tech, we examine Freefly Systems MōVI and how it has changed the way we conceptualize shots and blocking.

Audiences and their expectations are constantly evolving, and how quickly we capture moving shots matters.

MōVI operator Chris Herr is a premiere MōVI Gimbal operator recognized worldwide and also an integral part of Shane Hurlbut’s team. He ensures that all MōVI shots are spot-on for feature films, TV shows, and commercials.

In this beginner course, you’ll become familiar with gimbals and how to balance and configure them. Chris shows you how he builds and operates the MōVI M5, M10, and M15 with different cameras. Then, he breaks down how he adjusts his MōVI to handle Majestic mode and change values on the fly for complex shots that require subtle movement and extreme action.

Chris reveals what tools he uses and shares his own set of experiences so you can use the MōVI to take your own shots to the next level.

Course Includes:

Detailed Written Breakdowns

MōVI M5, M10, and M15 systems

English Subtitles Included

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Look Inside The Course

  • Filmmakers Academy Mentor Chris Herr in How To Be a MoVI Tech
  • How To Be a MoVI Gimbal Tech with Chris Herr
  • MoVI Gimbal Tech with Filmmakers Academy mentor Chris Herr
  • Learn How to Be a MoVI Gimbal Tech - Filmmakers Academy


  • What is In Your MoVi Kit: Belt Murse Bag and Truck
  • How to Prep your MoVi M10 with Canon C300 MK II
  • How to Prep Your MoVi M15 with RED Dragon
  • Setting Up Majestic Mode On Your MoVi: MoVi Tech Series
  • Tips and Tricks: Applying A Filter On The MoVi: MoVi Tech Series

About The Mentor

Chris Herr is a Local 600 Camera Operator and Gimbal Operator that has worked on over 15 feature films. Herr cemented his place in the industry as part of the very beginnings of gimbal applications. His credits include Straight Outta Compton, A Star Is Born, Venom, and Birds of Prey, and collaborated with cinematographers such as Shane Hurlbut, ASC, Matthew Libatique, ASC, Paul Cameron, ASC, Barry Ackroyd, ASC BSC, and Jeff Cronenweth, ASC.

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