Las Vegas, Nevada (WPPI: 2/21/12)

Registration is closed for this event. BTS pics are coming soon. Joe Simon and Kevin Shahinian present an all-new two-part cinematography workshop at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, to coincide with WPPI. This exclusive full day course includes timeless storytelling techniques, in-depth HDSLR filmmaking workflows, and essentials for photographers and filmmakers of all skill levels looking to take their cinematography skills to the next level.

Arrival airport:

McCarren International Airport (LAS)


Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Schedule of events:

Morning Session: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (9:00am – 1:00pm)

-Fundamentals of cinematic storytelling and an introduction to narrative theory and the basics of screenplay structure for creating powerful short films and captivating same-day-edits.
-Cinematography tutorials covering techniques to capture stunning moving images under various conditions through an analysis of lens choice, lighting and camera placement essential for cinematographers.
-Ideal settings to capture refined moving images on your HDSLR; what it all means and how to develop an ideal recipe of settings to achieve the specific look and feel for any desired mood or effect.
-All the essential cinematography gear and production workflows, with tutorials on adding movement using sliders and stabilizers for HDSLRs. Developing a sound philosophy to justify adding movement dramatically in your films.

1:00pm-2:00pmLunch break.

Afternoon Session: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (2:00pm – 6:00pm)

-An exploration of cinematography skills essential to creating stunning love stories, engagement sessions and concept films for weddings.
-Fundamentals of motion picture directing; master various directing techniques to illicit convincing performances from non-actors and learn to lead a small crew.
-Audio for cinematographers – recorders, microphones, and techniques to record pristine audio in the chaos of a live event.
-Post-production workflows for HDSLR video on various editing programs, from rough cut through delivery.
-An analysis of the short form edit – break down a short form edit from beginning to end and understand the fundamentals behind non-linear editing, color grading, sound design and music theory.
-Becoming an original – tying everything together to hone your sensibilities and develop your original voice as an artist.

Select a single session ($400/session) or take advantage of an advanced registration discount by booking both sessions together ($700/full day) for a complete workshop experience.