WIFV-NE Presents Women in the Industry: AC’s and DP’s – Techs and Creatives

Join Women in Film and Video-New England for one of several “Women in the Industry” panel discussions with this session focusing on the technical and creative aspects of shooting. Panelists include: 
First Assistant Camera:  Jill Tufts, Julia Liu, Mary Anne Janke, Richelle Topping
Directors of Photography:  Amanda McGrady, Kat Castro, Nikki Bramley 
Moderated by Women in Film & Video-NE President:  Alecia Orsini

 

This talented group of AC’s and DP’s has a wide range of experience working on independent and feature films, documentaries, television, and corporate and commercial projects. You’ll hear about the work they do as an integral part of the Camera Department and how they work together to fulfill the look and style of a production.

 

AC’s or Assistant Camera (First AC or Focus Puller and Second AC) are in charge of all camera equipment, camera set-ups for each shot and moving the camera(s) efficiently from set-up to set-up based on the direction of the DP or camera operator. They are also responsible for changing lenses and reading out and clapping the slate. A Camera/1st AC (and sometimes A Camera/2nd AC) may also be in charge of staffing the entire department below the camera operators, and for additional camera units.

 

DP’s or Directors of Photography (aka Cinematographers) work behind the lens, controlling the camera to achieve the cinematic look established by the Director. They work with others in the Camera Department including AC’s and Camera Operators to accomplish the camera work through the choice of cameras, lenses, filters, movement, and shot composition.

 

The panelists will share their personal experiences on education and training, how they got started in the industry, mentorships, how to find work, how to promote yourself, how AC’s and DPs work together and with others in the Camera Department, and how gender comes into play. You’ll learn about challenging moments, fulfilling projects, funny stories and more. They’ll talk about Boston as a film community, resources and a look ahead at our industry.
 
Please join us for what will be a fun and inspiring discussion! Refreshments will be served.
 
FREE for all WIFV-NE Members and just $5 for all others. Click here to register through WIFV-NE.  Not a member? Click here to join and you’ll get in FREE!
 
This event will be held in memory of Priscilla Forance, an early WIFV-NE Board Member and President who contributed greatly to the growth of the organization and to the advancement of women’s voices in the media industry.  Visit the WIFV-NE website to learn more about Priscillas contributions to both the organization and the industry.  

Showroom Demo: Next Generation Recoil Rig + More with Zacuto

Stop by the Showroom with Zacuto’s Kim Hutchinson who will demo the latest tools from Zacuto including the Next Generation Recoil Rig with trigger grip, designed for optimal balance and comfort with reinvented VCT style baseplate for use with a variety of cameras from mirrorless to larger-format digital cinema cameras. Also featured will be the Gratical EVF, Tornado Grip and Marauder paired with:

•  Zacuto Complete Recoil Next Generation Kit for Canon C300 MK II + Canon 18-80mm with Gratical EVF + Tornado Grip

•  Zacuto Recoil for Sony FS7 II + Zeiss 21-100 with Gratical EVF + Tornado Grip

•  Zacuto Marauder + EVF for the Canon 5D Mark IV + 24-70mm

1:00-3:00pm • FREE  • Click here to RSVP.

ASK US ABOUT OUR SPECIAL “SHOW BUNDLES” AVAILABLE TO BUY:

Complete C300 MKII + Zacuto Recoil V2 Cine Bundle: Canon C300 MKII, Zacuto C300 MKII EVF Recoil Rig, Canon BP-A60 x 2, SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card x 2, Digital Video Organizer Bag

Complete C300 MKII + Zacuto Gratical HD Cine Bundle: Canon C300 MKII, Zacuto C300 MKII Gratical HD Bundle, Canon BP-A60 x 2, SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card x 2, Digital Video Organizer Bag

Complete C300 MKII + Zacuto Gratical Eye Cine Bundle: Canon C300 MKII, Zacuto C300 MKII Gratical Eye Bundle, Canon BP-A60 x 2, SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card x 2, Digital Video Organizer Bag

Complete Sony FS7II + Zacuto Recoil Cine Bundle: Sony PXW-FS7II, Sony FS7 Recoil, Sony BPU 60 Batteries x 2, Sony 64GB XQD G Series Memory Card x 2, Porta Brace RIG-FS7XT Carrying Case

Complete Sony FS7II + Zacuto Gratical HD Cine Bundle: Sony PXW-FS7II, Sony FS7 Gratical HD Bundle, Sony BPU 60 Batteries x 2, Sony 64GB XQD G Series, Memory Card x 2, Porta Brace RIG-FS7XT Carrying Case

Complete Sony FS7II + Zacuto Gratical Eye Cine Bundle: Sony PXW-FS7II, Zacuto Gratical Eye Bundle for Sony FS7, Canon BP-A60 Batteries x 2, Sony 64GB XQD G Series Memory Card x 2, Porta Brace RIG-FS7XT Carrying Case
Canon 5D MKIV + Maurauder Run & Gun Kit: Canon 5D MKIV DSLR Camera, Zacuto Marauder Foldable Camera Rig, Canon LP-E69 Batteries x 2, SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro Compact Flash Memory Card x 2, CB35 Stryker Camera Bag
Interested in buying these or other Zacuto products? Contact us at answers@rule.com or 800-rule-com. 
Click here to watch our new IN THE SHOWROOM video series featuring the latest in production and post-production equipment and technology. 

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

LEARNING LAB: Shooting + Posting with Green Screen (LIVESTREAMING ON FB!)

Mike Hennessey, Producer/Director and DP at Resonate Video, and RBC Engineer, Alex Enman, tag team a presentation on the in’s and out’s of working with a portable green screen backdrop. Mike will cover tips and techniques for shooting with green screen on location, and Alex will discuss what’s involved in post-production, including color-grading.

10am-12n with Breakfast • FREE

Click here to RSVP. Can’t make it in person? We’ll be livestreaming this Learning Lab on our Facebook page starting at 10:10am EST! Click here to see our video library in the Learning Lab Playlist under the VIDEO tab.

Interested in buying or renting a portable green screen or other production and post-production products? Contact us at answers@rule.com or 800-rule-com or check our website sales and rental pages for product details.

Click here to watch our new IN THE SHOWROOM video series featuring the latest in production and post-production equipment and technology.

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

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Freefly MoVI Pro Time-lapse Build on Video

Watch the latest video in our IN THE SHOWROOM series with RBC MoVI Tech, Dylan Law, who has some fun with a time-lapse build for the Freefly MoVI Pro, with RED WEAPON digital cinema camera, Zeiss Standard Prime lens and the Teradek Bolt.

Stay tuned to our social media channels (follow us on Facebook, InstagramTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, Vimeo  and Pinterest) for the latest news + events including more with the MoVI Pro.

Need to buy or rent this or other Freefly motion tools? We’d love to help! Contact us at answers@rule.com or 800-rule-com.

*SOLD OUT* Studio Lighting Set-ups at Studio 16 with DPs Matt Workman + Harvey Burrell

SOLD OUT, but don’t despair!

This “On The Road” Learning Lab at Studio 16 with DPs Matt Workman (Cinematography Database) and Harvey Burrell (Windy Films) is officially SOLD OUT. Tune into Matt’s Cinematography Database YouTube Channel afterwards (stay tuned for “when” — Matt’s moving this week) for the video version showing various studio lighting set-ups with the ARRI L10C, S60-C with Chimera Softbox, SkyPanel and 1K. You’ll learn how to:

  • Match/balance against window light
  • Create soft beauty lighting
  • Light for high-end, table-top shoots
  • Compare the new ARRI L10C with the more traditional ARRI Fresnel 1K

Interested in buying or renting ARRI or other lighting products? Click here to email us or call 800-rule-com.

For all those who RSVP’d before we sold out, you will have received parking and public transportation details.  If not, email us at events@rule.com. Thanks.

Watch our new IN THE SHOWROOM videos for the latest in new and featured gear.

Evolution of the Canon 5D Mark IV (LIVE STREAMING ON FB!)

Join RBC Equipment Manager, Adam Van Voorhis, who will discuss the evolution of the Canon 5D and the benefits of the Mark IV, now capable of 4K capture. Adam will compare the Mark IV to the Canon EOS 1D-C for a 4K comparison, and highlight key features of the 5D Mark IV, including great low-light performance with the 30.4 Megapixel full-frame sensor, improved auto focus with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor.

Click here to RSVP.  This event is free with breakfast. Can’t make it in person? We’ll be live streaming this Learning Lab on our Facebook page starting at 10:10am EST. For those joining us in person, please sign-in for a 20% discount on your next Canon 5D Mark IV rental (good through March 31, 2017).

Interesteos-5d-mark-iv-ef-24-105mm-3q-675x450ed in buying or renting the 5D Mark IV or other Canon products? Click here to email us or call 800-rule-com.

Missed a Learning Lab? Watch here!

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks.

Inside the Horror Film, 12 Kilometers, with Director, Mike Pecci

Join director, Mike Pecci, as he walks us through the making of his film, 12 Kilometers, the frightening story of a Russian drill team that digs the deepest hole known to man, while unknowingly releasing a creature that feeds on their fears and consumes them from the inside out. Check out the 12 Kilometers website to learn more about the film (and don’t miss the trailer!).

Pecci will screen clips from the film and delve into the process of making an indie film, including an open discussion about how to actually get a film made, how to plan and run a great Kickstarter campaign, and the importance of networking.

Learn more about Mike Pecci and his work on his website.

6-8pm with Pizza + Beer (you must be 21+ to drink)

Click here to RSVP.  This event is free.

Missed a Pub Night? Click here to catch up!

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

LIVE! Go Creative Show with DP Zach Zamboni

The Go Creative Show Podcast goes “live” with DP Zach Zamboni at a special Thursday, May 12th Pub Night!

Join Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, as he interviews three-time, Emmy Award-winning DP, Zach Zamboni, on what it’s like to shoot internationally in challenging locations for Anthony Bourdain’s multiple award-winning series Parts Unknown.

With 100 episodes under his belt, Zach will share his experiences crossing the globe 3 times in just 6 weeks while shooting in 5 countries, including Cuba. We’ll also learn about Zach’s latest project as DP for the new Showtime series, Dark Net.

About Go Creative Show
The Go Creative Show is a show dedicated to the creative professionals in the Film, Video, Music and Television industries. As a melting pot of all things new, inspired and experienced by creative professionals in the video, film, TV and music industries, the Go Creative Show has listeners in over 160 countries, and has become one of the most listened-to podcasts of its kind. It continues to grow as more and more creative types become addicted to this illuminating little capsule of shared experiences and gear talk each week.

The podcast is hosted by multi-talented director and visual storyteller, Ben Consoli, owner of BC Media Productions. Ben’s creative energy surges through many pipelines—Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Video Producer, Songwriter and Composer. Ben is also the former lead singer of the rock band Violet Nine. Learn more at www.gocreativeshow.com.

About Zach Zamboni
Raised in Maine, Zamboni studied Philosophy, Writing and Cinematography at the University of Maine, the University of East Anglia in the UK and at the Maine Workshops. He learned the art and technique of lighting as an electrician and gaffer within the ranks of New York’s independent feature and commercial world.

As a Director of Photography, Zach has spent years working abroad in every climate and continent. More than 10,000 hours of international camera work have given him a rare perspective on people and cultures near and far.

Zach’s work includes: Dark Net for Showtime, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown for CNN, The Getaway for NBC/Universal, The Layover and No Reservations for Travel Channel, Gourmet’s Diary of A Foodie for WGBH/National Geographic as well as a variety of other film, doc and television work.

Zach is a three-time Primetime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming. To learn more about Zach, visit his website at www.zachzamboni.com and follow him on Twitter @zachzamboni.

6:00 to 8:00pm with Pizza + Beer (must be 21+ to drink)

RSVP Here. This event is free.

Missed a previous Pub Night? Click here to catch up!

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:
If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot. Thanks!