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What’s Hot at ProFusion 2013: Douglas Sonders

Shooting a Music Video/Short Film 

Douglas Sonders World renowned Photographer

You’ve heard about still shooters making attempts at moving into filmmaking, but it’s not as easy as everyone thinks. Get a leg up on the competition. Learn to plan smart, shoot smart, and budget smart to create effective video projects.Discover how to offer additional value to your pre-existing still photography clients and why this is important to you

 

 

Sonders was named one of Washington D.C.’s most influential people under 40 by Washington Life Magazine, and named one of D.C.’s top 25 creatives of 2010.

 

The Power of Marketing your Personal Brand June 18 | 3:00PM – 6:00PM | $49 Shooting a Music Video
JUNE 19 | 11:30 – 2:30pm | $49
Intro to Phase One IQ2 Cameras & Software
JUNE 18 | 9:15 – 10:45am | FREE
Intro to Phase One IQ2 Cameras & Software
JUNE 19 | 9:15 – 10:45am | FREE

 

Meet our Presenters: Michael Nunan

With his work for CTV and its various specialty services including Discovery Channel Canada, TSN, and MTV Canada, Michael has enjoyed supervisory and mixing duties on more than 80 feature documentaries and over 700 episodic programs in the past 16 years. His mixes have garnered him two Gemini nominations for Best Sound and three Gemini citations. In addition to his Post Production role, he is actively involved in the planning and execution of the audio component of high profile live events like the Olympic Games, the Juno Awards and the World Junior Hockey Championships. Michael is the Post Sound Supervisor for Bellmedia and is part-time Faculty at Seneca College.

Good Sound: The Easiest Way to Make Pictures Look Better!

An exciting information-packed seminar on delivering the best sound quality. Topics include: selecting the right microphone for your application, using multiple wireless systems in the same location, monitoring and mixing, post-production techniques, workflow, and more.

Tuesday, June 18 | 3 – 6 pm >> Read more & register

Meet our Presenters: Bentley Miller

Bentley Miller

Bentley has designed the lighting for just about every type of project, including features, commercials, live to air events, music videos, concerts, and documentaries.  His passion is image making whatever the medium, be it film or digital based media. He began his image-making career as a lighting director with an avant-garde television station soon after graduating from university with a degree in television production. Today, he continues the pursuit of excellence exemplified by his past work. He is currently working on a range of diverse projects in film and digital based media.

At Profusion he will show you which LED production tools can help you improve the look of your productions and show you how to craft images that create a style that is all your own.

 

LEDs in the REEL World

LEDs are quickly becoming a primary source of lighting in the video production environment. Under Bentley’s expert direction, you will learn how to utilize LEDs and how to integrate them into your production tool kit.

Tuesday, June 18 | 11:30am – 2:30pm >>> Read more & Register

Meet our Presenters: Sarah Moffat

Meet Sarah Moffat

 

Sarah’s interest and proficiency in imagery takes in the full gamut: from motion picture, and video, to still photography, digital and underwater film. Like her varied interests, Sarah has worked on movie sets, headed documentary teams, live broadcasts, and she’s also an acclaimed life and landscape photographer. At ProFusion, Sarah will focus on cinematography, and what tools to use when shooting fiction or documentary indie projects.

 

Cinematography Choices for Indy Projects

Sarah will address a plethora of questions regarding indie projects, such as: “What camera should I shoot with?”, “How can I create something professional looking without a budget for gear?”, “What is the best picture profile to shoot with and why?” and “ How do I manage all the data?” Sarah will also conduct a 30-minute walkabout of the show floor to introduce you to some of

Tuesday, June 18 | 11:30am – 2:30pm >>> Read more & Register

 

BIRDS – Music Video for Stephen Hummel from Sarah Thomas Moffat, Assoc CSC on Vimeo.

Meet our Presenters: Garret Brown

Meet Garrett Brown

Newly elected to the Inventors Hall of Fame! Not only is Mr. Brown an Academy-award winning cinematographer, with over 100 movies to his credit, including such classics as “Rocky”, “The Shining” and “Return of the Jedi”, he is best known as the inventor of the Steadicam. Garrett Brown is also the inventor of the SkyCam (for football telecasts), DiveCam (for Olympic diving coverage), MobyCam (underwater camera that follows Olympic swimmers).

 

 

Garrett is teaching a FREE seminar at ProFusion.

Steadicam: The Moving Camera

Why is one moving shot better than another? How does one quiet little item rivet the audience and advance the plot, while another, even a grand flashy swoop, bores, distracts and sets us back? The kinetics, dynamics, psychology and narrative wallop of the moving camera — plus the daring artistry of camera operating — are the secret sauce of great moviemaking.

Tuesday, June 18 | 9AM – 10:30AM >>> Read more & Register

 

Meet our Presenters: Douglas Spotted Eagle!

Meet Douglas Spotted Eagle

Douglas Spotted Eagle is a multi-talented, multi-award winning audio and video pro. He is a Grammy recipient who has DuPont, Peabody, and Telly awards lining his studio; he is also a participant/producer in multiple Emmy winning productions. Douglas is the Managing Producer for Sundance Media Group, and has authored several books and DVDs and has served as a trainer and consultant for videographers, software manufacturers and broadcasters.  He also thrives in the adrenaline-filled world of fast-action videography, where he has broken new ground in the use of POV cameras.

 

Corporate Video Production

Talking heads and wide shots in long-form business videos just don’t cut it anymore. Preparation, persuasion, and creativity can make the difference between acceptable and spectacular.

Tuesday, June 18 | 3 – 6pm>> Read more & register!

Producing Training Videos

Training videos are in demand! With videos for products, clients and corporations and the advent of YouTube and everywhere else – training videos have become an everyday part of our lives.

Wednesday, June 19 |10am – 1pm>> Read more & register!

Go Beyond the Full HD!

This session includes information related to the latest HD production and post- production tools, including newly released technology. Camcorders and software have evolved to include 2k, 4k and more. In today’s market, you must understand both the technology and the HD workflow to keep pace.

Wednesday, June 19 | 3 – 6pm >> Red more & register!

 

Wingsuit weekend at Pepperell from Douglas Spotted Eagle on Vimeo.

Meet Our Presenters (Douglas Sonders!)

Meet Douglas Sonders

Douglas Sonders is a photographer and filmmaker born and raised in the Virginia suburbs just  outside of Washington D.C. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (with an Advertising Photography degree) and images in his portfolio regularly appear in the world’s most high-profile magazines. Douglas, as an acclaimed photographer & filmmaker, is constantly in-demand, participating in on-location shoots around the world, traveling on assignment for some of the biggest companies and magazines in the world.  He co-founded 8112 Studios, a full scale video production company that handles everything from pre-production to filming to post-production.  8112 Studios’ award-winning work can be seen on televisions internationally and numerous websites. Sonders was named one of Washington D.C.’s most influential people under 40 by Washington Life Magazine, and named one of D.C.’s top 25 creatives of 2010.  He’s also been profiled in a variety of photography and entertainment magazines for his lighting-style, body of work, and professionalism.

 

The Power of Marketing your Personal Brand

Branding yourself as a photographer has become increasingly difficult in this age of over-saturated social media and intense competition. How do you stand out from the crowd? How do you brand yourself in a way that will keep you happy as a photographer and help keep new clients interested?

Tuesday, June 18 | 3 – 6 pm>> Read more & register!

 

Shooting a Music Video/Short Film – for Still Photographers

You’ve heard about still shooters making attempts at moving into filmmaking, but it’s not as easy as everyone thinks. Get a leg up on the competition. Learn to plan smart, shoot smart, and budget smart to create effective video projects.

Wednesday, June 19 | 11:30am – 2:30pm>> Read more & Register!

 

FREE: Intro in to Phase One IQ2 Cameras and Software

Learn why Phase One makes the class-leading medium format camera system as well as
the best combined tethering and RAW processing software (Capture One Pro).

Two FREE Sessions>> Read More and Register!

Tuesday,  June 18 |9:15 – 10:45am  &   Wednesday June 19 |9:15 – 10:45am

 

ProFusion 2013: Meet our Presenters (Garrett Brown!)

We are THRILLED to be playing host to such a stellar lineup of talent at this year’s ProFusion Imaging Expo. So much so that we want to introduce them to you – one by one!

Our first presenter needs no introduction to film buffs and filmmakers, alike… so, without any further ado:

Meet Garrett Brown

Best known as the Oscar-winning inventor of the Steadicam™, Brown has shot with it on nearly 100 movies, including: Rocky, The Shining , and Return of the Jedi. Garrett holds 50 patents worldwide for camera devices including Steadicam Merlin™ for camcorders, Skycam  – the robot camera that flies on wires over sporting events, and Mobycam, Divecam, Flycam, et al, that pursue athletes worldwide. His new zeroG™ technology floats tools and reduces workplace injuries. In past lives Garrett has recorded for MGM as a folksinger, sold Volkswagens, directed TV commercials, and made films for Sesame Street. And his voice was the other half of that well-known ad-lib duo on radio for Molson and American Express. He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the Directors Guild, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has recently been inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Garrett’s Moving Camera lecture has been seen at film schools and festivals around the world.

Steadicam: The Moving Camera

Why is one moving shot better than another? How does one quiet little item rivet the audience and advance the plot, while another, even a grand flashy swoop, bores, distracts and sets us back? The kinetics, dynamics, psychology and narrative wallop of the moving camera  – plus the daring artistry of camera operating –are the secret sauce of great moviemaking.

Videographers and aspiring Steadicam operators interested in a general overview of the Steadicam will not want to miss this event!

Tuesday, June 18 | 9 – 10:30am >> Read more & register!

ProFusion 2013: Do you have your FREE tickets?

We’ve been MIA for a while, but that’s because we’re furiously crossing the Is and dotting the Ts on this year’s ProFusion Expo! We’re so thrilled with the lineup of exhibitors and seminars that will be on offer this year… so you do NOT want to miss out.

Once again, this year, the event takes place at the Toronto Congress Centre. And the fun gets underway Tuesday, June 18, continuing on through Wednesday, June 19.

The Show Hours
Tuesday: 10am – 7pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm

GET YOUR FREE ADMISSION TICKET HERE!

 

ProFusion 2012 in Photos!

You may have noticed a bit of a lull here on the ProFusion blog as of late. But that’s only because, after a highly successful ProFusion 2012, quite a few of us took a well-deserved vacation…

BUT we’re back and want to share some of the highlights of our action-packed two days with you!

Not only has this event continued to draw more attendees and  more exhibitors, but it’s tripled in size since its inception! And we’re all quite proud of this accomplishment.

We’d like to extend a HUGE thank-you to everyone who came out to see us and to all of our exhibitors, vendors,  presenters and sponsors. ProFusion is no small undertaking and it takes every person involved (that means you, Vistek staffers who ran your feet off for two days straight!) to make it a success.

We look forward to seeing you all next year at ProFusion 2013!

 
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