Are you a filmmaker and a lover of nature? Have a bucket list with “film herds of elephants in Africa” on your list? If so, this is going to be very interesting for you! Oh how I wish I could go on this trip (and I'm taking donations too HA!)! Maybe someday – but for now, planet5D will just have to be happy sharing this opportunity with you and living thru your participation.
Abraham Joffe (who's been on the planet5D blog before) is leading this amazing opportunity for a limited group of 12 like minded individuals – and I'm told they've already sold 3 seats so you you'd better get busy planning!
African Wildlife Cinematography Workshop Overview
It will be presented by Abraham Joffe, owner of Untitled Film Works, Sydney. Abraham is one of Australia’s foremost cinematographers and he has worked in Africa on a number of assignments for Iconic Images International, producing first rate film clips such as: An Elephant Bazaar, Balm for the Soul and Namibia with Iconic Images, with three more films in production.
Abraham initially conceived the idea of the cinematography workshop being a one-day event in Sydney. Following discussion with Denis Glennon AO, owner of Iconic Images International, it transformed into an eight day workshop in Africa!
It is being held in one of the best locations to capture stunning footage of Africa’s largest mammals and superior predators – Mashatu in Botswana.
If you wish, you will also have assistance with your still photography when there; you will photograph alongside Canon Australia CPS wildlife photographer, Jay Collier and Denis Glennon AO.
We will teach you how to capture the expanse of the African landscape to the most minute details in wildlife. While you learn about wildlife filming techniques from Abraham, Jay’s & Denis’ approach to composing nature and wildlife will transform both your still and motion photography, not merely add to it.
You will also be assisted by Isak Pretorius, an accomplished, knowledgeable South African naturalist and wildlife photographer. All professional photographers are experienced and competent wildlife photographers having spent years honing their skills in Africa.
A primary focus of the workshop is to give you every assistance to capture iconic footage of leopards, lions, cheetahs (with a little luck) and elephants up-close from our own underground hide. The first arrival of an elephant herd, whilst you are in the hide, will leave you speechless, awestruck and do not be surprised if you find yourself so overwhelmed you forget to use your camera!
To find out more about the camp we have selected for this workshop, click on Mashatu Main Camp.
Linger for a while on the uniqueness of this camp, imagining you were there. As on all Iconic Images photographic tours, you will immediately appreciate the extremely high standard of accommodation we select for our clients. You will experience one of the best of African lodges.
Be prepared to be pampered, more than a little.
Learn more about this African Wildlife Cinematography Workshop with Abraham Joffe
About Abraham Joffe
Abraham Joffe has established himself as one of Australia’s DSLR filmmakers and has recently been appointed as a Canon Master.
Having worked on a variety of television and film projects over the past 13 years, including working as a cameraman for the late, renowned wildlife man and filmmaker Malcolm Douglas, he has a passion for storytelling and filmmaking in the natural world.
Abraham is an accomplished underwater cinematographer having shot underwater films in Christmas Island, East Timor, and the Solomon Islands and in every state of Australia. Filming shipwrecks is one of his great interests.
He was commissioned by Iconic Images to film the Namibia Self-Drive photographic safari in July 2012 and the Big Cats & Elephants Up Close with Art Wolfe in Botswana and South Africa in Sept 2013. He has also been commissioned to film the Iconic East Africa photographic safari in March 2014.
He owns and operates “Untitled Film Works”, one of the most successful wedding and corporate cinematography studios in Australia and has established himself as a leader in DSLR filmmaking running workshops and speaking regularly in Australia and internationally.
[ Via Iconic Images ]
(cover photo credit: snap from Denis on his Iconic Images tour with Art Wolfe to Mashatu in Sept 2013)