Re:Frame San Francisco HDSLR / Cinematography Workshop Begins
October 19, 2009 -- I arrived in San Francisco on Sunday in preparation of Re:Frame San Francisco. Re:Frame is a 4-day intensive workshop dedicated to educating video professionals with the latest in technology and real world business practice. Re:Frame San Francisco is the companies third event, following Re:Frame New Orleans and Re:Frame Texas. The Re:Frame Collective is an international company run by four of the most influential wedding videography studios in the world.
The introduction of DSLR's that capture high-definition video is changing videography in a big way - thanks to their large image sensors, interchangeable 35mm lenses, and shallow depth-of-field control. These features are allowing videographers to capture footage with a very cinematic look and is quickly changing the video landscape for both filmmakers and event videographers.
Throughout the four-day event we will be learning new ideas from some of the best cinematographers and photographers in the business - and I'll be writing about the experience in order to provide an inside look at this boutique style event.
Last night most of the Re:Frame attendees and speakers gathered at the Clift Hotel's popular "Redwood Room" for a casual get together, It was a nice opportunity to meet fellow photographers and videographers - as well as some of the more notable icons who are leading the charge in HDSLR education.
It was such a pleasure to meet so many event photographers and videographers last night. Some are already using DSLR's to capture vdeo and others are attending to learn more about the new technology and how best to market themselves in this very competitive field. I met one videographer last night who flew 12 hours from Scotland to attend the event.
As I head to bed at 4:32 a.m. (today) I wanted to leave you with a brief video montage I put together from last night's gathering. I have included links below the video that lead to my workshop summaries from ReFrame San Francisco.
Here are links to the workshop summaries from Re:Frame San Francisco
If you don't have the time to read the individual workshop summaries, I'll sum it up here by saying that if you are in the event videography business there is NO BETTER venue for learning more about your craft and running your business than attending a RE:Frame workshop. The bad news is that the next workshop might not be for a while as Kristen, Julie, Bruce, and Jason are taking a much needed break after putting on three Re:Frame's since October of last year.
Hopefully, with enough prodding from industry professionals as well as myself, they'll decide after a few weeks off that they need to do more of these in 2010. Boston anyone?
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