Study with a set photographer for Game of Thrones!

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Learn the techniques of a movie and TV “unit” photographer necessary to deliver pictures that capture the essence of script and character.

Every movie or TV show you ever saw hired a still photographer to shoot promotional stills. This workshop explores and prepares you for this career, that of an on set “unit” photographer.  Gain knowledge about filmmaking methodology, professional attitude, studio and editorial needs, set etiquette and how to deal with ego problems (including your own).  Leave with an understanding of how to deliver the images your client needs for the marketing and preservation of a project.

Shooting on our film program’s sets will provide material for your portfolio.  Specific techniques for shooting romantic, dramatic, driving, explosive and fight scenes will be covered along with invisibly navigating the tricky terrain of a movie set in action.  Setting up gallery portraits, directing actors, safety, and seamless digital workflow are all discussed.   The business side gets comprehensive coverage as well with complete information on getting started, the unions, self promotion and negotiating deals.

The opportunity to practice what you are learning on actual, live workshop film productions and an overview of the specialized equipment used, make this workshop exciting and absolutely unique. Taught by one of the industry’s most successful practitioners, for over 25 years this workshop has graduated some of today’s busiest, award winning unit photographers who without exception have said this course was invaluable getting them started

Digital SLR equipment and basic knowledge of digital photography is required for this course.

All Image Credits: Macall Polay/©HBO

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Instructor: Macall Polay

An accomplished set photographer, Macall Polay’s credits include Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, The Week Of, Rough Night, Edge of Darkness, The Road, Burn After Reading, Reservation Road, Vinyl, Stoker, and Sherrybaby.