Training series with Lee White: Secrets of Video for Photographers – The Next Step

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We met Lee White at the photoCine Expo last fall and he and I talked about his training for HDSLR photographers. Well, he's got a new series coming up that you might want to know about.

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Secrets of Video for Photographers – The Next Step

For all details, see the web page

Taking the step from stills to video can be a challenging one. You will have to learn how to deal with motion and sound, tell the visual story in a different way. There is new equipment to master. Post-production can be much more involved and time consuming. The explosion of interest in video both by clients and photographers in the last couple of years has opened new creative avenues for photographers. More photographers are being asked to create video content so are facing new challenges in estimating, production and post-production. Come and learn about the latest tools and techniques needed to create video. Learn how to better estimate the time and costs involved and how you need to approach video differently than stills while using your photographic talents to your advantage.

“The combination of facts, experiences and practical ideas you presented will undoubtedly save a lot of money and pain for any photographer that is just beginning to investigate video production. Plus the tools, toys, and software you shared were a real eye opener for those of us who have already started shooting HD video with DSLR. Thanks again for making the event well worth our time and the 180 miles we drove to attend!”
Dave Busch of QuadPhoto

“I enjoyed your class. There are people who learn and teach, like they book learn but you can tell them right away that they never actually did it. I don’t enjoy that as much as seeing someone who does it for a living and as such can teach things you can’t learn from a book. That’s you. It’s easy to tell you have done this and know the really important things about video production.

Though you were much above my needs as I listened, I learned a lot from watching you work and hearing about your experience. Thanks you for a great few hours of your knowledge and experience.”
Michael P. Randazzo, Professional Photographer

Thursday and Saturday sessions

Thursday Evening Event – Thursday Feb 24
At the famous Warner Studio now called “The Lot” in West Hollywood
7-9 pm doors open at 6:30 pm

Hosted by Hollywood-DI

Lee White’s evening presentation including videos will go over the steps photographers need to know in creating video and photography in tandem without tearing their hair out.

During the evening he will discuss:
– How photographers can get get new clients
– The latest in tools that make video production easier
– The all important planning stage and what new concepts and costs photographers need to think about
– The importance of post production
– HDSLR vs Camcorder in video production
– How photographers can apply their present skills to video

The latest equipment and software by Apple, Manfrotto, Panasonic, Zeiss, Redrock Micro, Marshall, SmartSound, Sennheiser, Beachtek, LaCie and Hoodman among others will be at the event for photographers to see.

Saturday Workshop Saturday February 26
9 am- 5 pm at the famous Warner Studio now called “The Lot” in West Hollywood – Limited to 20 participants

Hosted by Hollywood-DI
Photography and video are coming together. In the last couple of years, the idea of photographers producing video has exploded and photographers now must gear up and learn the language of video. As advertisers and magazines turn to video on the web, cable and mobile devices to get out their message, there are more opportunities than ever for you to do video in tandem with your photography to capture new clients and sell video services to existing clients.

Producing video creates fundamental changes to your workflow. It requires new tools and techniques to take the step from photography to video. You need to learn what the new technologies mean to you from a photographer’s point of view. This is why Lee White, a professional photographer and educator, has created an intensive all day workshop to help guide you into video. This hands on workshop will go in depth about each step of video production so you can start producing your own video and avoid some of the most dangerous pitfalls.

In the morning, Lee White will go over the fundamentals of video production and direct a plan for a shoot for the afternoon. In the afternoon, we will shoot, and work with a professional editor from Hdi to edit and color grade the video.

The Saturday subjects will include:

– The importance of workflow including recording formats and how to use them to your advantage
– Estimating and planning combined photography and video shoots with forms for estimating video production
– Understanding the lighting, filming and sound techniques needed for video
– Hands on experince with camera, lighting and sound equipment
– Editing and color grading demonstrations
– Common issues in directing talent and a chance to direct yourself
– The importance of post production

All attendees get free music composing software and royalty free music from SmartSound

The latest equipment and software by Apple, Manfrotto, Panasonic, Zeiss, Redrock Micro, Marshall, Sennheiser, SmartSound, Beachtek, LaCie, Chimera, and Hoodman will be demonstrated.

For all details see the web page

Events in Portland

Here are two new events in Portland Oregon. for “Secrets of Video for Photographers – The Next Step”

When: Friday, April 8, 2011
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Where: Newspace Center for Photography
1632 S.E. 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

When: Saturday, April 9, 2011
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Andy Batt’s Studio
2021 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

(cover photo credit: snap from lee white)

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