What’s Hot for ProFusion 2013: Live Shooting Theatre

This is a great opportunity for you to interact with a professional photographer using incredible gear on showcase at ProFusion 2013. It’s a complete shooting studio on the ProFusion expo floor and you’ll be able to see the equipment in action as pro photographers demonstrate product from a vast selection of our vendors.

Be sure to drop by and check out this dynamic and exciting exhibit at ProFusion 2013!

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: Ben Von Wong

Meet Benjamin Von Wong


In 2008, at the age of 21, after studying Mining Engineering at McGill University, Ben struck gold. While pursuing a work term in Nevada, he purchased a cheap camera and taught himself how to shoot. By tapping into his other passions – painting, music and dance, and his education as an engineer – Benjamin Von Wong quickly began to create a phenomenal portfolio of photographs. Recently, while touring Europe, Benjamin collaborated with a variety of artists, including pyrotechnicians, underwater film crews and paraplegic Olympic athletes.


Finding your Inspiration and Motivation

In this two-part seminar, Von Wong speaks to the aspiring photographer about how he gathers the resources to put together his epic photo shoots, involving fire, water, and the occasional medieval army.

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


Insights in to Von Wong’s Post-Production

In this, the second half of the seminar, Von Wong gets more technical. He gets into equipment use, lighting composition, and addresses post-production workflow.

Wednesday, June 19 | 3pm-6pm >>> Read more & register


ProFusion 2013 Twitter Contest: Retweet to win!

We’re so excited about ProFusion 2013 that we’ve decided to give away some prizes to our social media followers! Be prepared for one great prize a week starting June 8 and leading up to the show.  In addition, we’ll give away prizes AT the show to people using our #ProFusionExpo hashtag during the event.

In June we’ll be giving one lucky follower a 1 TB G-Drive Mobile, courtesy of G-Technology.
And it’s super-simple to enter – here’s how!

  • Follow ProFusion Expo & Vistek on Twitter
    (If you’re already following no need to unfollow and refollow – in fact, doing so repeatedly will get you blocked and banned from the contest
  • Tweet the following message:

    Enter to win a 1 TB @gtechbyhitachi G-Drive Mini from @profusionexpo & Vistek. Please RT. Info Here: http://bit.ly/12JI10m

There is no advantage to tweeting more than once. There is also no penalty for tweeting more than once, but you won’t have any better chance of winning and you may anger your own Twitter followers if you decide to bombard them with a barrage of identical tweets.
If you need to use a different link to direct folks to our contest page, that’s fine. As long as people end up on this page – that’s all that matters. The rest of the Tweet, however, must be the same as what we’ve posted above.

As with any contest, there have to be rules… so here are ours:

  1. No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  2. You must be 18 years or older to enter
  3. You must be following ProFusion Expo & Vistek on Twitter
  4. You must send out the above tweet EXACTLY as it appears (the only exception being the link.) A failure to do so will result in disqualification.
  5. The prize will be awarded June 14, 2013 by ProFusionExpo via Twitter and on the ProFusion and Vistek Blogs.
  6. Open to Canadian residents only
  7. Anyone found to be using multiple Twitter accounts to enter will be ineligible. In fact, if users make lots of Twitter accounts in order to enter a contest more than once, they’re likely to get all of their accounts suspended… so why risk it?
  8. Vistek will keep a record of each tweet in a database and then a random number generator picks the winner and the winner will be required to answer a skill testing question. Due to the volume of requests we receive, we cannot and will not answer ANY questions about the contest on Twitter or via e-mail. The information you need is all right here.

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: Sam Sciarrino

Meet Sam Sciarrino

Known for his unique approach to Wedding & Portrait photography, Sam Sciarrino is an internationally known Master Photographer. He is also the owner of Toronto’s renowned Horvath Photography. This is your chance to listen to a world famous, award-winning Master photographer and learn how to set yourself apart from the competition.



Contemporary Bridal Portraits

In this seminar, you will acquire practical techniques to support and enhance your current style or explore a new one. Wide-angle dynamics will be introduced to create images with multiple layers of interest, compositional lead in lines and contemporary air. The subject of emotion and sensitivity will also be explored more deeply through Sam’s soft touch glamour style. Discussions and a hands-on approach will deal both with various indoor and outdoor lighting situations and composition fundamentals.

June 19 | 9:45AM – 12:45PM>>> Read more & register

 Sponsored by Nikon


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

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