I woke up this morning to find a Groupon in my inbox for the new six week DSLR film course I will be teaching at Pull Focus Film School this fall with my name listed as the instructor (I will also be teaching some of the three-hour crash courses). While I was informed that this Groupon was coming, I didn’t know the School would be linking to my website!
So anyhow, for anyone who followed that link to my website, I thought I would say hello! and tell you a little about my background.
My projects are primarily run-and-gun style documentaries and I have been shooting these with video DSLRs since they became available over three years ago. The camera I own is the 5D Mark2, but I have also shot with the 7D and 60D. At their core, DSLRs are more or less the same, so teaching one is the same as teaching the next. I have done several DSLR projects but my notable DSLR films include Surviving In The Cracks, and The Spirit of Nihonmachi. I shot my most recent film, Cue The Muse, on the Canon C300, a large sensor cinema camera which is in some ways very similar to shooting DSLR. I’m pretty DIY on my own films and multi skilled; in addition to shooting I also record audio, direct, produce and edit. I have proved to be fairly successful at this – I did much of the end-to-end work for Cue The Muse, which was made for CBC, and met all of the strict quality requirements that are necessary for broadcast television.
For films other than my own I am also frequently hired to shoot with DSLR and regular video cameras and have done so for a number of documentaries in Uganda, Germany, Canada, and the US.
I am very excited to be teaching (I love teaching) at Pull Focus Film School. I love that they are a non-profit and encourage students to make films that have a social aspect to them. This is in line with projects that I like to do as well, in fact I have a couple of projects on the go now. So go back to the Groupon deal now and sign up! It’s a screaming deal. Classes start soon.