Explore how to shoot cinematic stories in natural environments

Oct 24, 2022 - Oct 28, 2022

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $1595
Class Size: 14

Spend the week documenting the beautiful natural scenery of Midcoast Maine, from coastal landscapes, forests, mountains, and rivers, all during the spectacular Fall Season!

Following brief initial lectures, the bulk of the weekend will be spent working hands-on in natural environments using professional digital cinema cameras. From wide landscapes to macro close-up, you will learn how to document scenes using an array of field techniques including high speed and time-lapse.

As this course will be shot entirely using natural lighting, you’ll learn to ‘find the light’ in your natural environment and produce the highest quality cinematic visuals. We will also dedicate time to digital workflow and best practices for processing the footage you shoot.

Image credit: Sophie Gibbings

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Instructor: David Wright

David is an Emmy and BAFTA award winner who has worked in over 60 countries as a cameraman, producer and photographer. Working anywhere from the streets of New York or Hong Kong, remote corners of central Africa, to the Australian Outback, to the Arctic and Antarctica. His clients include major television networks such as National Geographic, the BBC, PBS, Discovery and VSOD clients such as Curiosity Stream. Originally from the UK, he started out at Oxford Scientific Films (OSF), then moved to Australia, but is now based in the US. David regularly shoots assignments throughout N. America and internationally. In addition to working on BBC’s Frozen Planet, he lived in the Norwegian Arctic for two years while shooting a film on polar bears for National Geographic. Most recently, he has been working on projects with the Random Good Foundation, including one involving climate change in the Arctic.