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 second installment of the VII Evolution Tour. Taught by Jessica Dimmock and Jeff Lee (Training Manager, AbelCine) it will take place on March 29st from 10:30am – 1:30pm in Washington, DC. The registration fee is $125.00 (student discount available $99 with valid ID).
We come from the belief that photographers make great videographers. As still photographers, we are often taught the old adage that “if your picture isn’t good enough, you weren’t close enough”. And because of this, with a small camera in hand, we aim to get as close as possible – close to our subjects, to the emotional feel of a situation, inside of places previously unseen, close to what feels like the truth. When we are introduced to video, while the tools may get heavier, that instinct does not change. But photographers don’t often know how to shoot to make a scene and a narrative. This is something that must be taught, practiced, and observed. This workshop is designed to talk about how to shoot for an editor – how to come back with footage that is visually varied and dynamic, and doesn’t leave holes that are impossible to fill once the situation has left. We will discuss the importance of storyboarding, shooting for coverage, and how to learn to provide the connective tissue that is so essential to video. This workshop applies to short form and long form alike.

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