Vincent Laforet’s two-day event Directing Motion which toured extensively across the USA, is now making it’s way to Sydney and Melbourne this July.
Laforet is one of the industry’s most acclaimed commercial directors and filmmakers, and has worked with some of the world’s largest and most popular brands including Nike, Canon and Apple. From a background in photojournalism where he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize working for the New York Times, Vincent was amongst the early pioneers of digital filmmaking and has achieved maven status, helping hundreds of thousands of filmmakers around the world to develop their craft. He continues to combine his love for moving image and stills, as displayed by his recent aerial photography project AIR, which has attracted global media coverage.
Last year (2014) saw Laforet’s tour visit 32 cities across the US, presenting to 3,500 filmmakers of all levels. The full day workshop, which focus on cinematic camera motion, deconstructing the ‘how’, ‘when’ and ‘why’ of dynamic cinematography, one of the most important aspects of modern filmmaking. Feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, and a flood of requests to take the workshop overseas poured across social media.
Australian filmmaking brands RØDE Microphones, and Atomos have collaborated to bring an expanded two-day format of Directing Motion to Australian shores.
The first day consists of lectures unlocking the theory behind camera motion. The director will showcase his favourite scenes from cinema and deconstruct them to explain and analyse camera movement, blocking, lensing and sequencing. Along with a discussion of his highest-profile commercial jobs, sharing how he won the jobs as well as how he managed them to successful completion.
The second day is an intensive hands-on workshop, where filmmakers will work alongside and with Vincent to plan, film and produce a cinematic short.
“I’m incredibly excited to be able to announce a brand new series of workshops that we’ll be taking to Australia this July.” commented Laforet. “These cities represent creative hubs for film makers, photographers and other visual artists and I’m looking forward to bringing both the theory and practice of Directing Motion to both cities as we develop stronger, more compelling work to better engage and connect with our audiences.”
“Whether you’re a photographer, film maker, or simply interested in cinema and the art and craft of storytelling, I guarantee you’ll never be able to look at the world of motion in the same way again after attending this workshop.” he continued.
“Vincent is an incredible educator, and RØDE is extremely flattered to be collaborating with him on this tour,” commented Scott Emerton, RØDE’s Global Marketing Manager. “I’m confident that amateur filmmakers and professionals alike will draw a huge amount of value and insight from this evolution of the Directing Motion workshop”.
Dates for the event are:
SYDNEY – 18 & 19 JULY 2015
MELBOURNE – 25 & 26 JULY, 2015
Tickets are available separately for both the day one lecture and the day two workshop, however it is strongly recommended that workshop attendees also attend the lecture. A discount is offered to delegates that wish to book both days, however placements are extremely limited and expected to sell out fast.
To book now or find out more, visit www.rode.com/directingmotion.
Excerpts from Press Release.