Explore the challenges and majesty of shooting in winter.

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Winter provides a unique opportunity to film landscapes, sports, animal and natural life, as well as cultures and communities that come alive in the cold.  Whether you’re shooting extreme sports, ice-fishing, man vs. the elements, a human interest profile at the North Pole, or animals hibernating, get equipped to do it right.  Guided by an accomplished cinematographer who has shot in extremes ranging from Antarctica to the Arctic, the class will explore the skills, aesthetics, gear and preparation that are critical for successful winter cinematography. 

In addition to lectures and demonstration, participants will embark on different field shoots to fully experience the dynamics being explored.  

Leave the week equipped to get the most out of winter shooting.

Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $475. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging $125. Plan to arrive on Sunday afternoon/evening to be rested for your workshop which will begin Monday morning, following registration. Workshops will end late Friday afternoon. Lodging is booked for a Saturday departure.

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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. His work takes him everywhere from the streets of New York or Hong Kong, remote corners of central Africa, and the Australian Outback, to the Arctic and Antarctica. His clients include major television networks such as National Geographic, the BBC, PBS, and Discovery, as well as VSOD clients such as Curiosity Stream. Originally from the UK, he started out at Oxford Scientific Films (OSF), then moved to Australia. Now based in the US, David regularly shoots assignments throughout North 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.