The Illawarra Mercury and The Financial Review gain three new video photographers after their training days this week. My stills-to-video training courses have been a big hit. The iPad apps will soon be richer with video content created by these experienced photographers.
Talking video and DSLR's this week at Northside Creative in Lindfield, Sydney
"Northside Creative was most fortunate to receive a presentation on this topic for Pieter de Vries who is one of Australia’s most well known cinematographers".
Josh Dwight from Melbourne taking on training in preparation for a filming trip to Mali.
I am working with Sydney filmmaker Michael Balint in Israel and Europe this month.
There was a great turnout for my recent Alice Springs video camera and lighting masterclass.
Here is an followup note from the newsletter of the Film and Television Assocciation of the Northern Territory:
"Director of Photography Pieter de Vries delivered a very personal and informative workshop to a large group of filmmakers in Alice Springs earlier this month.
A group of more than 15 people gathered at Witchetty's in the Araluen Centre to make the most of the opportunity to learn some key tips and tricks from one of the best in the business.
It was encouraging to see people with a variety of backgrounds and knowledge, including cinematographers with a high level of industry experience through to young students with a passion for telling stories on screen, and de Vries tailored his class to try to suit the needs of everyone.
This is going to be a red hot workshop so please visit The Film and Television Association of the Northern Territory (FATANT) to secure your spot and fine more details
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Apple Australia invited a group of 17 students and teachers to join me for a one day master class held Monday 10th December at the Australian Cinematographer’s Society, North Sydney.
Teachers were ask to nominate two or three of their most talented year 10 or 11 media students to attend.
Actor Jack Thomson and myself signing copies of The Shadowcatchers at the Cremorne Orpheum Cinema last night. My daughter Celia with her copy having waited in line for over 45 minutes. Jack and myself were on stage with David Stratton and fellow DP's Andrew Lesnie, Russell Boyd, Don McAlpine and Geoff Burton in a Q&A to help celebrate the release of Martha Ansara's fantastic new book on Australian cinematography and cinematographers.
I have just completed a sucessful lighting workshop for the Film and Television Association of the Northern Territory and the NT branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society. Around thirty people, a cross-section of the Top End's video professionals from Darwin and Alice Springs attended the workshop held at the Darwin University on August 28th. As you can see, it was a varied age group. ABC Open article on Nov 2011 workshop
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