The world’s leading photojournalists from VII Photo have teamed up with the technology specialists from AbelCine to present an immersive, two-day educational program: The VII Evolution Tour. This program examines the technology, craft and business practices of today’s successful visual storytellers. The event is structured as a combination of seminars, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and networking.

This workshop is part of the first installment of the VII Evolution Tour. Taught by Jessica Dimmock and Jeff Lee (Training Manager, AbelCine) it will take place on March 1st from 9:00am – 12:00pm at AbelCine in New York. The registration fee is $125.00 (student discount available – inquire here).

Since the Canon 5D Mark II, along with similar cameras from other manufacturers, gave us the ability to press record and capture video on our cameras, the opportunities have been endless. These days, making video means anything from holding your DSRL in front of you, to attaching cameras to stabilizing rigs or shoulder mounts to shooting on sliders, dollies and jibs. In this workshop, we will walk participants through how we shoot, and why weshoot the way we do. The point of this is not to convert anyone to our methods, but rather walk participants through the decision making process that accompanies each piece of technology, each accessory, and each approach. We will discuss the trade-offs of using tools to help with stability versus handholding cameras. We will discuss the choices that go into sound – doing it on your own, using off camera audio recorders, or working with a sound guy (or girl). We will look at how each set up will change how you operate in the field. We will also discuss ways to examine equipment priorities for participants and equip them with the tools that are best suited for their needs.