ProFusion 2013

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: Andrew Collett

Meet Andrew Collett

Andrew Collett has established himself as one of Canada’s top selling fine art photographers. Building his business from the ground up, Andrew now distributes his artwork through a network of over 100 retailers and galleries across the country, selling upwards of 3000 giclée canvases per year




The Business of Selling Your Fine Art Photography

In this one-of-a-kind seminar, Andrew Collett will share with you his path to success as a fine art photographer. From a simple plan to submitting and being accepted at your local gallery to how to expand on a national level, Andrew Collett will show you the steps you need to take to be a success.

Wednesday, June 19 | 9:30AM – 12:30PM>> Read more & register


How to Use Traditional Photography Techniques for Superior Digital Results

Dramatically improve the quality of your digital images by learning to master a few simple traditional film techniques. Let professional photographer Andrew Collett show you how to create stunning landscape photographs without relying on heavy post processing in Photoshop. Using traditional film techniques, Andrew will demonstrate how taking the time to get it right in-camera is always the better option when quality and image integrity are key. Andrew’s goal is to simply get you in and out of Photoshop (or whatever program you use) as quickly as possible without compromising the results
June 19 | 2PM – 5PM >> 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 (Seth Resnick)

Second in our series, back by popular demand.

Meet Seth Resnick

Seth is one of North America’s most prolific corporate, editorial and stock photographers, Seth Resnick has been called one of the 30 most influential photographers by PDN Magazine.  His credits include over 2500 publications worldwide and his clients constitute a virtual list of Corporate America. Resnick is at the forefront of digital innovation working with Adobe, Canon, Xrite, Epson and others to help them formulate more useful products for photographers.  Seth is one of 78 photographers worldwide named as a Canon Explorer of Light.  He is a member of the prestigious X-rite Colorati program as well as an Alpha/Beta and feature consultant for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.  He is co-founder of D-65, an organization that hosts digital workflow workshops, webinars, one-on-one training, tech support, and consulting for photographers, studios, agencies, and corporate art departments.

Seth will be teaching the following seminars this year at ProFusion:

Seeing Colour: Creating Dynamic & Saleable Images 

Creativity is fueled by experiences, sights, sounds and smells. Sitting still won’t bring new ideas in; experimenting and trying new things will jog your creativity. Practice, practice, practice. Creativity is like a muscle that you need to flex regularly. In much the same way that our bodies get out of shape without using our muscles, as a photographer our cognitive and visual capabilities decrease if we try new things and if we don’t shoot images almost every day.

Part 1
 Tuesday, June 18 | 10AM – 1PM |>> Read more & register!

Part 2  Tuesday, 
June 18  | 3:30PM – 6:30PM >>Read more & register! 

Digital WorkflowLive: Lightroom 4

Utilizing the modules of Lightroom, Seth Resnick will demonstrate detailed workflow, digital asset management, processing and image delivery. You’ll also learn to tag, name, size, and sharpen your images so they’re perfect for reproduction. Plus, you’ll become an expert in keeping every image you shoot organized and archived.

Wednesday, June19 | 2:15PM – 5:15PM >> Read More & Register!

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



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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ProFusion 2012: Live from the show floor!

Can’t get away from the office? Planning to come check things out a little later? Why not have a quick look at what’s going on right NOW at ProFusion 2012!

Courtesy of some talented Humber College graduate students and the Humber Mobile Production Truck , we’ll have a live stream from the show floor for the entirety of ProFusion 2012. So check it out! Then come on out and see it for yourself!

Watch the ProFusion 2012 Live Stream!


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