The workshops, which are limited to 9 attendees for each session, will cover on-location shooting at California beaches and parks, editing, and hands-on shooting techniques such as shot composition, reveals, simulated crane shots, floating-camera effects, and possibly even the underwater shots that have also come to distinguish Blue Skies' work. Other topics include marketing to the high-end bride, using manual camera settings, producing Love Stories and Bridal Spotlights, creative lighting and audio, and cultivating a film-like look. According to the Wrights, attendees "will leave with amazing footage of your own to use for your demo reel."
"We've been to all kinds of classes on various subjects but we've never experienced the warmth and genuine desire to teach that we have with Jeff and Andee Wright," said past attendees Rose Mary and Mike Lalonde of of Image Photography & Video. "We're leaving with knowledge and tools that I can use immediately as well as develop and perfect over time."
The cost of the two-day workshop is $1195 per person, with additional registrants from a given studio offered a discounted rate of $995. Lunches and dinners are included.
Winners of 15 WEVA CEAs (including 4 Golds) in the last 7 years, the Wrights are popular speakers at industry conferences acclaimed for their cinematic wedding productions. They were voted to the 2006 and 2007 EventDV 25.
For more information about Blue Skies Cinema workshops, visit www.blueskiescinematraining.com.