Who’s Who at ProFusion 2011: Witz Certified Training

Meet Witz

Okay, Witz isn’t just one person. It’s a whole team of qualified professionals – many of whom will be on hand at ProFusion 2011.  Witz is Canada’s Gold Premier Apple Authorized Training Center – with more than 30 years of business training and consulting experience under their collaborative belts. Witz trainers bring a high level of professionalism and enthusiasm to their work and training sessions.

One Witz team member in particular – Darrin Sayewich – will be around to present four fantastic seminars. Over 14 years of Broadcast and Film Industry experience, coupled with his continued desire to expand and enrich his teaching acumen, make this Master Apple Certified Trainer coveted throughout the country. Darrin’s deep understanding of the Broadcast and Film Industries stems not only from his firsthand experience with such organizations as TSN and Lions Gate Films, but also through his acting career working on various corporate and commercial productions. His enthusiasm and energy, combined with his undying passion for all things Mac is contagious among his students. His acting skills demand a higher level of engagement. His recognition as a certified teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers is a testament to his compassion and leadership. His various certifications, including Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Server and Aperture Master, and his in-depth knowledge bring extended value to his students. Most importantly, his Second Dan Black Belt and experience as a Karate Instructor with Northern Karate Schools, create just the right sense of trepidation from his pupils.

Darrin will be presenting the following seminars:

Introduction to Colour Correction in Final Cut Studio

June 17 | 10AM-1PM
$199

This hands-on course will familiarize students with an overview of the colour correcting capabilities of Final Cut Studio.
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Introduction to Final Cut Pro 7

June 17 | 2PM-5PM
$199

This hands-on course introduces students to the primary feature set & basic interface of Final Cut Pro. In this course you learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface.
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Introduction to Aperture 3

June 18 | 10AM-1PM
$199

This 1/2-day course introduces students to the basics of image management and Aperture’s powerful photo-editing, image-retouching, proofing, and publishing features.
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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

June 18 | 2PM-5PM
$199

Adobe Photoshop CS5 is the industry standard image editing software for web and print professionals This 3 hour seminar introduces students to some of the key features and workflows in Adobe Photoshop. In this course you learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface.
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Who’s Who at ProFusion 2011: Diane Woods

Meet Diane Woods

Diane Woods is internationally known for her knowledge and expertise in all things Stereoscopic 3D.  Through Toronto based 3reedom Digital, and DJ Woods Productions, Diane has been involved as a producer or technical advisor for a number of S3D productions.  She recently produced/consulted on Gwaii Hanaas 3D (A Park for All Seasons) & Hell on Hooves (a professional rodeo show) co-produced with Hi Fidelity HDTV and Juxtapose Productions.  Other productions she was involved with include commercials and shorts as well as CBC’s The Queen in 3D and the Dalai Lama 3D Project.

Woods is also in demand as a moderator/panellist. Recent events include The World Congress for Science and Factual Programming in Dresden Germany, December 2011 where she presented an international S3D television program showcase; moderated a panel and panellist at Real Screen Summit, Washington DC; 3D speaker at WIFT-Toronto and DOC Toronto events; and speaker at Jackson Hole Wildlife Symposium, Denver Colorado. In addition to being Vice-President of DJ Woods Productions, an equipment rental house, Ms. Woods also has her own award-winning production company AquaCULTURE Pictures that specializes in nature, history and science documentary programs.  Her documentaries have been featured on National Geographic Canada, Discovery Channel, APTN, and Knowledge Network.

Diane will be presenting the following seminar:

Navigating Stereoscopic 3D: an Introduction to 3D Production

June 18 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM
FREE!

An introduction to Stereoscopic 3D production.  This one hour session will help you to understand the basics of S3D production and provides an overview of Stereoscopic 3D production from script to screen for your next project.
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Who’s Who at ProFusion 2011: Mark Cleghorn

Meet Mark Cleghorn

Mark Cleghorn is a photographer, with a distinctive style, whose images have won hundreds of awards — including the Kodak Gold Award… 17 times. His work has been acknowledged by the photographic industry, where he has been awarded 4 Fellowships for his outstanding images. As one of the first photographers to fully embrace the digital format, Mark has set new trends & techniques and influenced photographers across the world. Mark has written books on Portrait and Wedding Photography as well as Digital and Lighting. He has judged photographers’ work all over the world and is still considered to be one of the major influences of style and technique in the wedding and portrait industry today. Most importantly, his portraits hang in thousands of homes around the world bringing a smile across generations and a memory of a time never to be forgotten.

Mark will be presenting the following seminars:

On the Edge with Creative Flash

June 17 | 2PM – 5PM
June 18 | 10AM – 1PM
$59

Small Flash pushed beyond its basic capability is an essential skill for today’s professional photographer. In this practical presentation Mark shows the Power of Being Portable by shooting live with a model & creating a vast variety of styles with nothing more than portable flash and Lastolite accessories.

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Weddings from Hell

June 17 | 10AM – 1PM
June 18 | 2PM – 5PM
$59

In this presentation Mark looks at real weddings and the trial and tribulations. It is not all about pretty pictures; it is about real people in real situations.

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Take a look at Mark in action in these two Lastolite tutorials:

Congrats to Amanda Benner: Canon Travel Mug Winner #3!

Congratulations to Amanda Benner – she’s winner #3 in this year’s ProFusion 2011 Big Blog Giveaway & is now the proud new owner of a Limited Edition Canon Thermal Travel Mug EF 70-200 f/4.0 L IS USM!

She gets to enjoy her java in style for this entry:

“Well, because I’m about two seconds away from defiling my own 70-200mm to have one. It would be a hard and troubling sacrifice, but I think when I sip my morning coffee from my ‘gone but never forgotten’ lens-mug, I shall prevail – be strong and move on. And never let go of the memories we shared and our wonderful time together. I might even shed a tear, possibly two….but no promises on the second tear!”

And the giving isn’t over! We’ve still got a few more mugs up for grabs… so be sure to enter!

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We’ll give one away every week – to the commenter we deem most worthy – up until ProFusion 2011. AND – if you retweet this message: ” I just entered to win a Canon Travel Mug from @profusionexpo by commenting here: http://bit.ly/iOWX2P ” we’ll throw your name into a hat and pick one additional winner at random when the contest wraps. But don’t spam your friends… multiple tweets won’t count as multiple entries. And it goes without saying, right, that you’ll have to follow us on Twitter in order to win the Twitter prize? Excellent!

So tell us: Why should YOU win one of the sweet mugs!

As with any contest, we need to let in on all the Terms & Conditions:
This contest is open to Canadian residents, 18 years of age and older, only. Employees of Vistek and members of their respective families are ineligible to participate in the contest. Prizes are not transferable & and may not be exchanged for other prizes or for cash.

“Well, because I’m about two seconds away from defiling my own 70-200mm to have one. It would be a hard and troubling sacrafice, but I think when I sip my morning coffee from my ‘gone but never forgotten’ lens-mug, I shall prevail – be strong and move on. And never let go of the memories we shared and our wonderful time together. I might even shed a tear, possibly two….but no promises on the second tear!”

Who’s Who at ProFusion 2011: Gary Fong

Meet Gary Fong

Gary Fong is an American entrepreneur and former wedding photographer. After twenty years, Fong ended his photography career in 2002 to pursue business interests such as marketing photography products, luxury vacation rentals, yacht chartering, plastics manufacturing, a distribution and fulfillment center, and authoring a successful inspirational memoir.

Gary Fong, Inc. is a multi-million dollar business incorporated in Kelowna, British Columbia (Canada). The CEO, Gary Fong, is a world-famous photographer who ended his 20 year long career in 2002 to pursue other interests. Fong is most well known for marketing and patenting the Lightsphere ™, a dome-shaped light diffuser, which was introduced in late 2004 and has sold more than 400,000 units worldwide.

Gary will be presenting the following seminar:

Wedding Photography Revolutionized

Friday, June 17 AND Saturday June 18 | 12 – 2pm
$25

Gary Fong will give you the secrets that made his studio the most financially successful business in wedding photography. He will explain how you can use his step-by-step pricing and merchandising method to help make your custom-designed albums irresistible.

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June 6 @ 6pm: Another Day with Jay Maisel

You do NOT want to miss out on this unprecedented two hour event! KelbyTraining.com is presenting this one-time-only event at 6pm ET on June 6.

Watch the premiere of Another Day with Jay Maisel with Scott Kelby and Jay, in its entirety, absolutely free. And, in between segments, Jay will answer your questions – live!

The event started out as a KelbyTraining.com class, but grew into something more. And you get to reap the benefits of that growth!

This online event is FREE and, once it ends, will only be available to KelbyTraining.com subscribers. So make sure you register HERE for a reminder… and don’t miss out!

Of course, if you DO happen to miss this event, you CAN catch Jay Maisel live and in person, June 17 from 2 – 4pm,  at ProFusion 2011.  You can read all about this seminar & register to attend here.

Don’t miss FREE Panel Discussions at ProFusion 2011!

In addition to ProFusion 2011‘s incredible line-up of Seminars there are two exciting Panel Discussions that promise to be both entertaining & informative. Even better? They’re both FREE!

On Friday, June 17 (9:15 – 11:45AM) you can check out:

3D Panel Discussion: The 3rd Dimension is Alive & Well!

Brian Young, Product Manager for Video and Production Technology at Vistek, will lead a panel discussion of Industry professionals that will focus on affordable 3D tools, 3D content, and 3D production equipment.

Panelists will include:

  • Rob Willox – Director of 3D Business Development, Sony America
  • Sebastian Laffoux – 3D Rig Designer and Manager Camera and Digital Systems, Arri Canada
  • Tim Dashwood – 3D Software Designer and 3D production specialist
    …and more to be announced as we get closer to the event!

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On Saturday, June 18 (2 – 4:30pm) you can check out:

Female Eye Film Festival‘s Panel Discussion with 5 Top Canadian Women DoP/Directors

The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) will moderate a thought provoking panel discussion with five top Canadian women DOP/Directors to discuss the unique challenges and rewards of fulfilling two roles as women working in the industry of film and television.  Moderated by Leslie Ann Coles, Founder/ Exec. Director, The Female Eye.

Panelists will include:

  • Monica Guddat – Cinematographer
  • Sarah Moffat – Cinematographer/director
  • Noemi Weis – Producer/Director (Filmblanc)
  • Noami Wise – Cinematographer

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Who’s Who at ProFusion 2011: StillMotion

Meet Still Motion

Still Motion is a band of filmmakers and photographers who, as a rule, always let curiosity get the better of them. They believe that the process of discovery is as important as what goes on the screen. Still Motion tells stories – big, small and anywhere in between. The team has racked up plenty of miles and hard drive space cooking up work for Apple, Canon, Callaway, NFL, and Tiffen. Not that unabashed name dropping tells you much about who they are and what we offer. For that, Still Motion prefers to let their work do the talking for them. It’s all been packaged for easy consumption on their website and blog. While there, you can wash it all down with the latest juice on our educational events too. Feel free to drop by any time. They’ll leave the porch light on.

StillMotion will be presenting the following seminars:

Wedding Cinema 101

June 17 | 10AM-5PM
$299

A wedding is a fast-paced live event. But it’s also a time when people are willing to share so much of themselves. Through movement, audio, music, and compelling imagery, it’s a privilege to be able to tell those stories.
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Storytelling: a Narrative through Stills

June 18 | 10AM-1PM
$75

By ensuring that every decision we make has a real purpose, we can grow as artists who tell truly meaningful and sincere stories.
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From Weddings to the NFL

June 18 | 2PM-5PM
$75

StillMotion will share their journey from their origins in weddings to telling meaningful stories at the Super Bowl.
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Who’s Who at ProFusion 2011: Sarah Moffat

Meet Sarah Moffat

Sarah Moffat has been exploring cameras since childhood. Now, with over 15 years of professional experience, Sarah’s knowledge has spanned across the camera world to include motion picture film, and video, still photography film and digital, and underwater. She has worked in a vast number of situations from large movie sets, to personal documentary interviews, to covering live broadcast events, to photographing everyday life, landscapes and print. The list is endless. Winning various recognition for her work over the years while staking new titles by developing and defining new positions, Sarah has been marked as one of the industry’s finest.

Sarah will be presenting the following seminar:

Motion Camera Theory Basics: A Bridge to Speaking Cinematography

June 18 | 9:30am – 12pm
$25
Learn motion camera theory basics to use as a springboard of knowledge to get you into the conversation of cinematography. We will be discussing exposure, ASA, shutter speed, colour temperature, aspect ratio, and a few other key base knowledge points. Then translating this into the contemporary age of HD video
while our minds open into speaking cinematography with confidence.
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Check out Sarah’s brief video love letter to Lake Ontario!

Congrats to Kerry Garvey: Canon Travel Mug Winner #2!

Congratulations to Kerry Garvey – he’s our second winner in this year’s ProFusion 2011 Big Blog Giveaway & is now the proud new owner of a Limited Edition Canon Thermal Travel Mug EF 70-200 f/4.0 L IS USM!

He gets to keep his java stylin’ thanks to this pithy persistence:

“Hmmm I didn’t win the first week, perhaps I wasn’t witty enough, maybe My “MUG NEEDS” were understated. I’m dashed against the hard rocks of the sea of rejection. Ill pick my self up though and shake the seaweed and barnacles off and try again. This holy grail of geekiness is on my list, if the world doesn’t end tomorrow I hope I’m still in the running.”

But keep the faith… you might not have won this one, but we have more to give away!

We’ll give one away every week – to the commenter we deem most worthy – up until ProFusion 2011. AND – if you retweet this message: ” I just entered to win a Canon Travel Mug from @profusionexpo by commenting here: http://bit.ly/iOWX2P ” we’ll throw your name into a hat and pick one additional winner at random when the contest wraps. But don’t spam your friends… multiple tweets won’t count as multiple entries. And it goes without saying, right, that you’ll have to follow us on Twitter in order to win the Twitter prize? Excellent!

So tell us: Why should YOU get one of these bad boys to call your own?

As with any contest, we need to let in on all the Terms & Conditions:
This contest is open to Canadian residents, 18 years of age and older, only. Employees of Vistek and members of their respective families are ineligible to participate in the contest. Prizes are not transferable & and may not be exchanged for other prizes or for cash.

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