Robin Thwaites originally qualified as a photographer at what is now Richmond upon Thames College, near London and followed this working in various studios.
He moved to become involved with a major motion picture manufacturer and rental house where he first became involved with Steadicam®. “Over the past 3 decades, Steadicam has been an invaluable, dynamic production tool in the industry. New generations of Steadicam Camera Stabilizing Systems have been comprehensively redesigned to unleash endless creative possibilities.” Steadicam.
He was involved in organising the first major Steadicam® Workshop in the UK with the late Ted Churchill as lead instructor in 1987, has been instrumental in creating multiple workshop formats for the UK and EU and has also participated as both joint instructor or technical advisor for Tiffen at Steadicam® Operators Association and other workshops.