Conference Offers Course on Microbudget Filmmaking

If you want to learn how to get more from the video capabilities of your DSLR, check out the courses on Microbudget Filmmaking and The Art of Storytelling that will be presented Monday, January 7 at Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas. The courses are part of the two-day DIMA and PSPA/SPAA Conference that will be held January 6-7, prior to the start of the 2013 PMA@CES Conference and Expo, January 8-10 in Las Vegas.

The video courses will be taught by Jeff Medford and Ross Hockrow founders of the filmmaking company CineStories.

Microbudget Filmmaking

Most photographers think that they need thousands of dollars of extra gear in order to get started with DSLR filmmaking. For under $750, you can acquire every tool you need for success. In this session, Jeff and Ross will teach you how to utilize four inexpensive tools to instantly upgrade your audio, make your shots stable, add compelling camera movements, and utilize focus in a way that makes your overall film professional.

The Art of Storytelling

You know how to record video on your DSLR camera – now it’s time to unlock the power of your footage by learning how to create and enhance a story through editing. Filmmaking is all about storytelling and the editing process is where your story comes to life. In this session, you will learn the theory of editing and the process of applying it, including L-Cutting, cutting on the action, and facing your film properly. You’ll learn settings for exporting for different devices and websites, and how to use the entire Production Premium Suite to enhance the editing experience.

The DIMA Conference is an educational event for digital imaging professionals interested in social media, retail strategy, photo publishing and imaging technology. The PSPA/SPAA Conference helps school and sports photographers find new ways to grow their businesses and remain profitable.

Other sessions scheduled at the DIMA and PSPA/SPAA conferences will discuss topics such as copyrights and intellectual property, strategic planning for photographers, and hybrid photography. Plus, you can attend sessions on:

  • 21st Century Lighting Techniques,
  • The Easy Way to Create a Powerful Marketing Video
  • New Developments in Photo Books
  • Consumer-Generated Augmented Reality
  • Advancing Hard-Copy Output as a Means of Photo Preservation

Registrants for the DIMA and PSPA/SPAA conferences receive a CES Exhibits Plus Pass, which gets you into the PMA@CES photography-related exhibits at the LVH and all other CES exhibits from January 8-11.


Schedule of Classes and Speakers at the DIMA and PSPA/SPAA Conferences

About PMA@CES Conference and Expo