Cinematography is romantic until its time to do business. Know the rules before getting into the game. Learn from an expert in his field, Aaron Brown Director/ Cinematographer of Onion Creek Productions on how to navigate the business of Video for your career in cinema. Aaron's clients include The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, A&E, Travel Channel, History Channel. Aaron has directed over 100 micro-docs, commercials, and music videos for artists like Willie Nelson, the Lumineers, and Dawes.
Are you a photographer merging into the video production motion field and could use some help with the business aspect? Whether your doing weddings or corporate videos there is a steep learning curve of how to do business. How do you bid jobs, What are the costs of doing business and a basic kit to get started? How is licensing different then bidding photography jobs. What considerations with pre-production, crew, editing and motion graphics do I need to be aware of.WHEN & WHERE
Saturday March 7th from 12pm-5pm
Precision Camera 2438 W Anderson Ln Austin TX 78757Course Outline The Basics - what you'll need -gear -crew -the plan
The Basics - what you'll need -gear -crew -the plan
Audio - it's a game changer -Why does it matter so much? -How to capture pro audio in every situation
The Paper -Rates -Bidding a job -Contracts -Getting Deposits
Cost of Doing Business -Insurance -Software -Should I buy or rent this gear?
Creative -Understanding what came before -Creating something the same, but different -Working with creative agencies -When to create something on spec
Production -The language -Unspoken rules -Leading a team -Getting the most out of actors/subjects -Lighting and blocking
Post Production -Final Cut or Adobe Premiere? -Color grading -The most important thing? - I'll tell you -Graphics and animations
Thinking like a cinematographer -Telling a good story -Understanding the boundaries and then pushing through them -Why video is the Wild West of media -Common mistakes -The best three books you can read right now -Words to live by
About Aaron Aaron grew up with his younger brother Jamie on the banks of Onion Creek in Driftwood, Texas. After graduating from UT School of Communications, he spent nine years in New York City where he was a field producer and cameraman on over 50 shows for The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, A&E, Travel Channel, History Channel, etc. After moving back to Austin, in 2010 Aaron founded Onion Creek. Over the past four years Aaron has directed over 100 micro-docs, commercials, and music videos for artists like Willie Nelson, the Lumineers, and Dawes.