Wanna learn all there is to know about working a wedding?!
Well then do we have two workshops for you! This summer we are offering two AMAZING workshops that cover all you need to know about shooting a wedding…. from stills to video.
The first workshop is happening on May 20th- May26th with Kelly Mena called THE WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER!! The second workshop is happening July 8th- July 14th with Steve Sint called DIGITAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER!! (can you tell we’re super excited??) Below you can find information on both classes, and make sure to check out the website for informational videos and student photos from previous years!
Wedding videography is a growing industry as more and more couples are choosing to supplement their photography package. This course is for filmmakers, videographers and photographers interested in expanding and utilizing their skill sets in a medium that can be artistically and financially rewarding. Lectures focus on the “must capture” moments in a wedding, different stylistic approaches to capturing traditional and candid shots, audio options and editing. The course also covers business aspects such as marketing and client relations.
In addition to demonstrations and exercises, the class travels to a beautiful Midcoast Maine location to apply in-class lessons to film a couple in a romantic setting. Students upload raw footage in class and edit the material into a wedding highlight/preview video.
Students are encouraged to bring the cameras they plan to use for future wedding shoots. However, equipment can be provided for those without. Interested photographers must have some basic video experience with both filming and non-linear editing.
This course is designed for photographers who preferably have some wedding photography experience, enjoy people, and want to make a living using their digital camera to shoot weddings. Daily assignments take the photographer through an entire day of wedding coverage from photos at the bride’s house before the ceremony, working in a church, a park, and all the way through to the reception’s photo-journalistic type images.
This course, an extension of Steve’s newest book: Digital Wedding Photography: Art, Business, and Style, examines what it takes to be a successful wedding photographer. Through demonstrations, guidance, and feedback from the previous day’s shoots, participants learn how to pose single subjects, couples, and groups in a relaxed manner for natural looking portraits. Daily assignments are accomplished using actors and real couples dressed in wedding attire as models. Steve covers the how to of making subjects feel comfortable so that the photo sessions are fun and the use of indoor and outdoor electronic flash, including working with a single flash and two or more flash units. These discussions and demonstrations focus on using slaves, manual and TTL flash, placing and using ‘room’ lights and fill flash outdoors.
Steve also includes a general overview of equipment needed to provide a wide variety of high quality wedding images and covers in depth how to succeed in the wedding photography business. Topics of discussion include pricing, marketing, choosing samples, increasing sales, and marketing ideas.
While a digital SLR camera equipped with a flash and a single mid-range zoom can cover the vast majority of the subjects and photographs participants create, a laptop and the accessories needed to download work is extremely important to bring to class. Prior to the workshop, Steve provides a detailed syllabus and a list of equipment to bring.
Cinematography and Photography Residency
Have tons of free time this summer or fall and want to learn all there is to learn about Cinematography or Photography? Then our residency program is exactly what you are looking for! Our Cinematography program welcomes students with a basic knowledge of the film world and is offered both in the summer and fall. while our Photography program is welcome to all levels of students, from beginner to advanced and is only offered in the summer. Check out the information below on both residencies with some sample work done by students from 2010 and 2011. If either of these programs interest you please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the Cinematography or Photography Residency page on our website!
The master faculty, working in a stimulating, and creative environment provide filmmakers with opportunities to refine technical skills, gain experience in film production and produce samples for a professional reel. Faculty and staff at Maine Media Workshops assist students in tailoring a program to accommodate their career and education goals
Residency students may incorporate workshops from other areas including directing, producing, editing, documentary filmmaking and photography.
Students may work on independent productions during off weeks, pending availability of equipment and space. There is a fee of $600 for independent production weeks.
Students applying to the Residency Program must forward to the Registrar a complete registration form, résumé and a list of classes that they wish to attend. To assist Maine Media advisers in tailoring the curriculum, students are also highly encouraged to provide a statement of intent that identifies their present, short-term and long-term career goals and aspirations.
A mentored program of technical workshops, Master Classes, field and lab work.
Spend 12 weeks in Rockport this summer attending workshops and Master Classes, while working one-on-one with a Mentor from our Resident Faculty.
Spending concentrated time away from the demands of everyday life provides artists and photographers an opportunity to learn, develop skills and create new portfolios. The Summer Residency program offers students the chance to design a sequence of workshops and master classes in areas of personal interest. Each 12-week residency consists of eight workshop weeks, with an additional four weeks included for one-on-one mentoring with a member of the resident faculty at the Workshops.
Students may elect to concentrate their work solely in one field, or design a program that encompasses interests in a variety of areas. All Maine-based workshops offered in 2012 are available as part of a Residency program.
Students of all levels are welcome to apply. The process begins by completing an application, either online or by calling 877-577-7700 (toll free), 207-236-8581 (internationally). Students should then submit a brief statement of interests and goals for the residency, a portfolio (websites are fine), and an initial listing of workshops they wish to attend. Upon receipt of all materials, a staff faculty member will contact the student and together they will design a residency program. The residency must be a contiguous block of time.
Some workshops may require additional fees.
We are proud to pronounce that this summer Lois Greenfield will be teaching a class at Maine Media for the first time! Her workshop is entitled Bodies In Motion and will take place July 22nd- July 28th.
In her exuberant and explosive pictures, Lois Greenfield captures not just the lithe and acrobatic forms of dancers performing their art, but the purity and exhilaration of movement itself. Without tricks or manipulation of any kind, she catches these fleeting and impossible moments in a style that is both lyrical and graphic. Greenfield has been compared with Eadward Muybridge for his exploration of human locomotion, and with Cartier Bresson for capturing the elusive moment. Unlike her predecessors however, her images depict but don’t refer to the “real” world. They are documents of her imagination.
Lois has created signature images for most of the major contemporary dance companies from Alvin Ailey to American Ballet Theater. Many of these images can be seen in magazines such as Elle, Vanity Fair, Times and GQ, as well as in her two best selling books, “Breaking Bounds” (Thames & Hudson 1992) and her second volume “Airborne” (1998). Her unique approach to photographing the human form in motion has radically redefined the genre, and influenced a generation of photographers. Her international commercial clients include, Pepsi, Hanes, Raymond Weil and Sony.
Since her first solo show at the International Center of Photography, her work has been exhibited at the French Foundation of Photography, The Venice Biennale, Musee de L’Elysee, Tel Aviv Art Museum, as well as in many other museums and galleries around the world.
INTERESTED? CHECK OUT HER CLASS AND REGISTER!