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Still to Motion: Adding video to your toolbox

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When, Where & Cost
Date Location  Cost
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Minneapolis, MN
Art Institutes International Minnesota Pence Building
800 Hennepin Ave



Video is becoming an evermore present reality in the lives of photographers. Our clients are asking us for this vital service, and we need to deliver. In that vein, ASMP has put together and all day workshop that takes you through the basics of HDSLR video from concept and shooting to the final cut. This is going to be a hands on intense workshop therefore beverages and snacks will be provided during the session.


The workshop will be taught by professionals currently working with the production of  HDSLR video on a regular basis such as:


Jonathan Chapman, lifestyle photographer/director

Photographer and director Jonathan Chapman has a passion for working with real people in real environments. With a documentary based "story-telling" approach he works for clients such as AARP, Apple, Imation, McDonald's, Purina, Specialized, and Target. In addition to client based work there are always several personal projects in the works. These projects fuel creative exploration and cultivate relationships with people in all realms of the film and production business. 



John Fontana, Studio Manager JCP

John Fontana has been working with Jonathan Chapman for over three years and has been a part of both the still and motion projects during this time.  He has been an active member of the JCP team in lining up test projects, pulling in new equipment, and reaching out to other professionals to collaborate with. 




Eric Schleicher, video assistant & editor

Eric is a video assistant, editor and cinematographer who works out of the Twin Cities, He has worked with a variety of clients in the area including Jonathan Chapman.





Pat Schaefer, field audio tech

He's a production sound mixer, location sound recordist, boom operator, and post sound editor based out of the Twin Cities.  He has experience recording sound for television, film, commercials, documentaries, corporate videos, and web content.





Gabe Cheifetz, Co-Owner Crumplepop

co-owns a small film and video production shop. He develops and markets a set of broadcast and film effects called CrumplePop. Their office is a former convenience store. 





Nate Ryan, multimedia producer MPR,

Nate Ryan is a multimedia producer at Minnesota Public Radio, creating photo and video content for The Current and Classical MPR stations. 





Subjects that will be covered at the workshop include:


  • What Equipment you need and how to use it to properly capture HDSLR video
  • Lighting for video, how it differs from still
  • How to plan you shoots to tell a story, the narative of film
  • Managing your footage and stills 
  • Importing, Capturing, organizing and analyzing your media
  • Color Correcting you film for you unique look
  • Basic sound capture and incorporation into you piece
  • Transitions and basic effects to add polish to you piece
  • Output to Final Product


These local creatives will be by your side as you work with a range of camera supports and accessories. Dollies, jibs, shoulder rigs, fluid head tripods, steady cams... LED, tungston, HMI, and florescent lights... monitors, EFVs, matte boxes, and follow focuses.... shotgun, wireless microphones, audio recorders...  all the gear will be at your fingertips to test and try out.  We'll have a team of instructors to help answer your gear questions and set you up with small equipment packages for a hands on shooting session in the morning. The afternoon will focus on the edit and how to craft a short narrative piece, discussing workflow, editing styles and techniques, using provided video assets in small groups. There is only 30 seats available so register soon! You won’t want to miss this.


Gear will be provided but please email us if you can bring any of the following gear: