Directing Motion Attendee Coupon

We were very excited to bring Vincent Laforet’s “Directing Motion” workshop tour through the Northwest, with stops in Portland and Seattle. If you were a registered attendee of the Directing Motion tour we want to offer you a very special promotion. Right now through the end of August we’re offering you up to $500 off of your next order. Simply download this coupon Directing Motion coupon and save 5% off of any purchase with us up to a $500 savings. You must have been a registered attendee of ether the Portland or Seattle Directing Motion show sot use this coupon. This is our way of saying “Thank you” for attending this great workshop. We also want to make sure that we’re able to continue to bring great events like this to the Northwest by encouraging you to support local business.

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Vincent Laforet Directing Motion Tour Recap

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Directing Motion tour in both Portland and Seattle. It was a great event. Professional Video was the official equipment sponsor for the Northwest stops. We brought out great manufacturers like Atomos, Freefly MoVI, and Canon. The event was full of critical film analysis. It also featured opportunities for audience members to crew several scenes and to watch a reenactment of how a scene from a modern network drama is shot. Please keep in mind that fantastic events like these are only possible with the support of local companies like Professional Video. We’ll have photos from the event on our Flickr page soon.

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Directing Motion Workshop Only 2 Weeks Away

If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet its time to sign up. The Directing Motion workshop with presenter Vincent Laforet is only 2 weeks away.

One of the most important skills modern directors and DP’s are required to master is moving the camera in a dynamic and engaging way. This workshop will teach all levels of filmmakers the precise cinematic language of motion, and how to move not only the camera itself, but also content in front of the camera.

You will step away from this experience with a solid foundation in camera movement, blocking, lensing, and sequencing, and be able to direct any crew precisely and effectively to execute your vision. By understanding these principles thoroughly, you will add impact to your projects, from commercials through to webisodes, features, shorts, events, or documentaries.

Professional Video is the primary sponsor for the Northwest. We’re bringing great brands like Canon Cinema EOS, Freefly MoVI, Atomos, and more. Click here to register for the workshop. The tour comes through Seattle on June 1st and Portland on June 3rd. Post by Eric C. Petrie

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Professional Video Sponsors Vincent Laforet’s “Directing Motion” Tour

Vincent Laforet, Pulitzer Prize-winner and DGA Director, will be launching his Spring and Summer Directing Motion Tour across 30 cities. He will be in Portland on June 3rd and Seattle on June 1st. Motion is one of Laforet’s main obsessions but Laforet believes that there must be motivated and purposeful camera movements that not only captures a director’s vision but also elicits an emotional response from viewers.

Laforet’s Directing Motion Tour was created with the aspiring filmmaker in mind. For weeks Laforet studied 100 of the best films, analyzing extensively, the motion magic created by directors such Hitchcock, Spielberg, Scorsese, Welles, and many others. After 300 hours of research, with over 400 examples to share, Laforet designed a six theme daytime workshop followed by an applied theory evening seminar catering to filmmakers of all levels.

Laforet stresses that participating students will be able to put what they are learning into practice with some of the most advanced cinema technology. The techniques taught by Laforet can be applied with minimal equipment to any film project such as interview setups, promo shoots, live-event coverage, short films, and documentaries.

As always Professional Video will be on hand showing off the latest in digital cinema technology. We’ll also be doing some kind of customer prize give away. Register for the tour here. Post by Eric C. Petrie

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