HOUSE, M.D. is one of the most successful television shows to date. Director of Photography Gale Tattersall made network television history using the Canon 5D Mark II to shoot the entire Season 6 finale of HOUSE. We are honored to have such a legend teach at creativeLIVE. Get a sneak preview of what’s to come in Gale’s July 8-10th creativeLIVE workshop! Watch the free video segment of Vincent Laforet and Gale talking shop during Vincent’s recent creativeLIVE workshop. Gale explains why focus is his primary storytelling tool and why the Canon 5D Mark II is the new love of his life. What about his earlier work?
The Fourth of July is just around the corner and Americans are looking forward a long summer weekend of barbecue, neighborhood parades and family picnics. Get ready to kick off your holiday weekend at creativeLIVE! This Friday July 1st at 10am Pacific Time, John Cornicello will be teaching us his tips & tricks for getting fireworks to jump out of your photos like they do in real life. This free class will be a blast!
Want to see your images on creativeLIVE? We’re asking all of you to submit your favorite fireworks photos to our creativeLIVE Fireworks group on Flickr . John will be using images from the worldwide audience to illustrate his class. The more people who submit fireworks photos, the more fun this will be!
During Vincent Laforet’s most recent workshop on creativeLIVE, Vincent and the studio audience shot a scripted scene called “Choice.” We have been waiting to unveil this footage to announce a very exciting creativeLIVE twist! We are making the raw footage available to our audience to showcase their editing and storytelling abilities. We want you to create your own version of the story using the footage we provide and your artistic talent and ingenuity. Go on get creative! Not only can you be involved in a short film with Vincent Laforet, you could also win Vince's Redrock Micro rig configuration, valued at over $3,000! Check out the Redrock Micro website and don’t forget to follow them on Twitter @redrockmicro.
This July 8th-10th we are welcoming Gale Tattersall to creativeLIVE for a HDDSLR Filmmaking Workshop! Gale is a renowned Director of Photography in Hollywood recognized for his work in movies such as Pushing Tin, The Commitments and Wild Orchid. He received an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Cinematography on the TV mini-series From the Earth to the Moon and was nominated for Best Cinematography for his work on the TV series House. The television and film industries have been revolutionized with a DSLR camera capable of shooting 1080p HD video and Gale is leading the way.
Jeremy’s story of how he made a dream come true on a shoestring budget is touching, and should challenge anyone who doesn’t submit videos to creativeLIVE thinking the cost of coming to Seattle would be prohibitive. Jeremy was able to make it work on $120 for the entire weekend!
Follow Jeremy’s advice and throw your name in the creativeLIVE hat! There is still time to submit videos to join Gale Tattersal - due Friday June 17th - and Lighten Up and Shoot - due July 9th.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Create a 60-second video explaining why YOU want to give up pixel peeping and be part of the in-person audience at creativeLIVE in Seattle.
2. Post your video to YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
3. Tweet @creativelive a link to your video including the hash tag #lightenupandshoot. That’s it!
Video submissions are due by 5pm Pacific on July 8th. As always, the workshop is free however all travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.
Doug Landreth has vision. His vision goes beyond what his camera is able to capture. He’s compelled to tell a story and a single photographic image is just the first chapter. He’s not afraid to use all the tools available to him in order to create the rich content in his artwork. Every artist must be fearless in their own way and he is a great example. He makes no apologies for his use of layering, patina and texturing. Would we expect a painter to excuse their use of oils, watercolors or pastels? A photograph is the only the canvas for Doug. His palette is boundless.
Social media seems to be taking over! We tweet, Facebook, blog, chat and socialize everywhere from Flickr to YouTube. But believe it or not, the majority of the world is still without a profile picture. Kenna and I may be social media mavens now, but I’m fairly new to Twitter and until recently used Facebook for communicating with close friends. Luckily for me, Kenna was in the game early and saw a tweet from our local camera store about a free online photography class at creativeLIVE. Coincidentally, I had just enrolled in an introductory course in digital photography at a local school, which set me back about $650!
If I hadn't heard about the class from Kenna, I might have missed the opportunity to take over 30 photography courses at creativeLIVE in the last year and a half.
What does it mean to “be present?” How do you visually represent “living in the moment?” And how is your interpretation of “being there” different from mine and everyone else’s? How is it the same? These are the fundamental questions about life that Chase Jarvis has me pondering with his groundbreaking work of social art celebrating the snapshot, entitled: Dasein - An Invitation to Hang.
Chase has invited all of us to submit snapshots of our own lives to this interactive, month-long art installation at the Ace Hotel New York via the Dasein website. As I peruse the images from photographers around the world, I am reminded that these moments in time may seem ordinary, and yet that is precisely why they unite us all as human beings. Some snapshots elicit a smile; some make me laugh out loud. Some take me down my own memory lane or simply inspire me with curiosity and emotion.