How much would you pay a renowned DP to improve your interviews techniques? $1000… $1500… More?
Face it, your interviews could use some help. We’ve all been there. Regardless of how perfect our lighting, how well rehearsed the talent, and how lovely your prime lens is polished, there is always room for improvement.
That is where this month’s featured guest comes to the rescue. DP Don Starnes will conduct an interview on-site allowing us to observe his years of experience and techniques working for such companies as National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, HBO, MTV, VH1, Speed Channel, Nerdist, and many theatrical and festival screens.
After the live interview, the members will critique the interview and Don will load up the footage for a quick edit, highlighting the pitfalls that are common to interview shoots.
Wedding shooters, corporate shooters, documentary shooters; regardless of what type of work you are doing now, you will likely be asked to capture an on-camera interview. Now is the time to get a valuable education at an unbeatable price!
Our very own Andy Hirsch of Blue Moon Productions will open up the program with a brief demonstration of his skill and techniques with bar/bat mitzvah videos. Mitzvah videos present a unique challenge to the videographer. Whether you’re about to do your first, or your 101st, Andy will present you with valuable information gained through years of experience. Don’t miss this meeting!
Monday, May 19, 2014
Networking starts at 6:00pm
Presentation starts at 6:30pm
A light Dinner is included.
The Santa Clara Fire Dept. Training Center
1900 Walsh Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Free to current Members
Virtual Members: $20
About Don Starnes
Don Starnes is an award-winning Director and DP with thirty years of experience shooting in amazing places with fascinating people. He has photographed hundreds of interviews for documentaries, commercials, and corporate videos. His documentary work has been featured on National Geographic, Discovery Channel, MTV, VH1, TLC, Speed Channel, Nerdist, and many theatrical and festival screens. He has taught filmmaking workshops at Dreamworks Animation, Academy of Art University, Bay Area Video Coalition, the Film Arts Foundation and elsewhere. Bonus fact: He escaped from a Mexican prison in the 80′s by cutting his window’s steel bars with Betacam videotape.
About Andy Hirsch
Starting with his first video camera at age 18, Andy has been nurturing a passion and talent for capturing a story in motion pictures. In 2003, he created Blue Moon Productions out of the desire to help preserve stories for others through the art of wedding and event cinematography. He is a long time member of BAPVA and has produced countless mitzvah videos during his career.