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ONLY TWO WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE FOR 2019:

  February 1-3 in Glen St. Mary, FL & March 5-6 in Sandestin, FL

February 1-3 Workshop: (scroll down for March)

The Senior Films Workshop was designed to teach professional PHOTOGRAPHERS how to create films for their portrait clients allowing you to stand out in your market; separating you from the competition & opening up a whole new realm of possibilites. This workshop provides hands-on training beginning where you are. You're not even required to know where the video button is located on your dslr...

In order to create a comfortable learning environment, this Senior Films Workshop takes place in a historic, southern home - where everyone stays together, so there's no leaving to head back to a hotel every night. This is a cozy workshop, but it is also an INTENSE workshop... it's meant to have you reeling with new ideas when you leave; with a new technique & confidence in your new skill; refreshed & ready to offer something brand new to your clients. Join me for a 2 day/3 night learning experience that literally teaches you EVERY SINGLE THING you need to know to shoot, edit & create your very own Senior Films. You also receive a workbook covering absolutely everything you learn during the workshop, in addition to editing videos - you know, just in case you forget something once you get home... During the workshop, YOU will create your very own film & you will edit your very own film! 

(Please note: attendees must live & operate their business outside of a 150 mile radius from zip code 32063.)

Itinerary

Check-in is Friday, February 1st, after 3pm. Check-out is Monday, February 3rd, by 9am.

Friday evening a home cooked meal is provided for everyone followed by class time. Saturday includes a live demonstration to show you exactly how I work with my clients, then hands-on training & shooting with models all afternoon with basic editing beginning after dinner. Sunday morning begins with in-depth editing & more hands-on training/shooting with models all afternoon; finishing up with Q&A and more editing after dinner. 

While we have a specific start time each morning - classtime, Q&A, or just general chit chat can run pretty late into the evening - so make sure to get plenty of rest prior to the workshop because these few days are EPIC! 

Accommodations

I believe in southern hospitality - and here at the Senior Films Workshop, you will experience just that. This gorgeous, historic home known as the Steele House, is nestled on an old, southern nursery full of breathtaking trees, plants & flowers. There's no need for a hotel! Accommodations include your bed with linens & pillows, a variety of breakfast foods & beverages everyday, snacks, drinks, and two home-cooked dinners. We will travel a very short distance for 2 lunches & 1 dinner (those are the only meals you are responsible for). A variety of desserts are also stocked to make you feel at home & satisfied! And don't worry - there is a Starbucks nearby (but coffee will be brewing at the house all day everyday, LOL)! In order to keep the workshop at a managable & comfy size, seats are LIMITED to 8 attendees.

Travel & Cost

This workshop is located in Glen St. Mary, FL. The closest major airport is Jacksonville International Airport, FL aka JAX, which is located about 45 minutes from the house. You may also fly into the Orlando, FL airport which is about a 2 1/2 hour drive. About a  month before the workshop, you will be added to a private FB group to work together on carpooling. 

The cost of the workshop is $1695.00 & can be divided up into 3 monthly payments (however, those who PAY IN FULL will receive their WORKBOOK immediately). The cost includes your entire stay at the Steele House, 5 meals plus snacks, your Senior Films Workbook & Editing Videos in addition to the actual workshop itself. (Flight & rental car are not included.)

FAQ’s

What's the difference between the two workshops? Location, Location, Location. The first workshop is located in my hometown near my studio. Since accommodations allow for everyone to stay together in the Steele House - we do so & we check in the day before the workshop starts just to get everyone settled in. The price difference simply reflects the accommodations of staying in the Steele House instead of a local hotel. The second workshop is located in Sandestin because I love attending the SYNC Conference & that's where they host it every year! Although we don't stay together in one house, we do hangout together the entire time! It is the EXACT same workshop education-wise. You learn the same exact techniques - you spend the same exact amount of time learning, filming & creating. You simply stay in Glen St. Mary at the Steele House or in Sandestin at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort...

What if I don't photograph Seniors? While all of the models will be Seniors, everybit of the technique taught during the workshop can be applied to couples, boudoir, families, children & newborns. In fact, the workbook discusses how to work with other genres of photography for filming purposes. I have taught many photographers who specialize in other genres aside from Seniors.

Can I see what other attendees have created on their own after learning from you? Absolutely! Click HERE to check out the examples sent to me by previous attendees.

What is a realistic goal for shooting & editing times once I practice & implement what I learn at Senior Films? I spend no more than 15-20 minutes of my session time shooting video & my editing time is under 2 hours from start to finish (NOT including wedding films, of course). Attendees have reached these time goals, as well. 

What extra gear or software do I need in order to attend? You need 3 things: a camera with video capability, THIS specific monopod (click here), and Final Cut Pro X editing software if you are a Mac user/Premier Pro for PC.

March 5-6 Workshop:

The Senior Films Workshop was designed to teach professional PHOTOGRAPHERS how to create films for their portrait clients allowing you to stand out in your market; separating you from the competition & opening up a whole new realm of possibilites. This workshop provides hands-on training beginning where you are. You're not even required to know where the video button is located on your dslr...

This Senior Films Workshop takes place in Sandestin, Florida, directly after the SYNC Conference in the same location! Going to SYNC? Stay two extra days & get your VIDEO learn on! Not going to SYNC??? (First of all, why not? & second of all, you are missing out!) But you are still more than welcome at the Senior Films Sandestin Workshop!

This is a cozy workshop, but it is also an INTENSE workshop... it's meant to have you reeling with new ideas when you leave; with a new technique & confidence in your new skill; refreshed & ready to offer something brand new to your clients. Join me for a 2 FULL-DAY learning experience that literally teaches you EVERY SINGLE THING you need to know to shoot, edit & create your very own Senior Films. You also receive a workbook covering absolutely everything you learn during the workshop, in addition to editing videos - you know, just in case you forget something once you get home... During the workshop, YOU will create your very own film & you will edit your very own film! 

(Please note: attendees must live & operate their business outside of a 150 mile radius from zip code 32063.)

Itinerary

Class begins at 8am on Tuesday, March 5th & ends as late as needed March 6th so don't plan on leaving Sandestin until March 7th. :)

Tuesday includes a live demonstration to show you exactly how I work with my clients, then hands-on training & shooting with models all afternoon with basic editing beginning after a home-cooked, complimentary dinner. Wednesday morning begins with in-depth editing & more hands-on training/shooting with models all afternoon; finishing up with Q&A and more editing after dinner (complimentary, home-cooked). 

While we have a specific start time each morning - classtime, Q&A, or just general chit chat can run pretty late into the evening - so make sure to get plenty of rest prior to the workshop because these few days are EPIC! (And if you're attending SYNC - may I suggest a SLEEP MARATHON the week leading up to SYNC & SENIOR FILMS!)

Accommodations

The Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort is a STUNNING location with luxurious rooms, beautiful courtyards & limitless areas to photograph/film. If you are attending SYNC, you will simply reserve your room through the 6th & check out on the 7th. If you are not attending SYNC, please contact the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort: 855-516-1090 and request a room close to Baytowne Wharf - checking in March 4th & out March 7th.

Classtime will take place in the Workshop Condo. A variety of snack foods, desserts & beverages will be provided everyday, along with 2 home-cooked dinners both nights of class. Both lunches - as a group - at the restaurants in Baytowne Wharf (breakfast and lunch are the only meals you are responsible for). In order to keep the workshop at a managable & comfy size, seats are LIMITED to 10 attendees.

Travel & Cost

The workshop is located at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Sandestin, FL. The closest major airport is Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport, FL. which is located about 45 minutes from the resort. 

The cost of the workshop is $1500.00 & can be divided up into 3 monthly payments (however, those who PAY IN FULL will receive their WORKBOOK immediately). This includes 2 home-cooked dinners plus snacks & beverages throughout the workshop, your Senior Films Workbook & Editing Videos in addition to the actual workshop itself. (Flight & rental car, if needed, are not included.)

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