First Session with Kevin Shahinian of Pacific Pictures at Re:Frame San Francisco
October 19, 2009 -- The first speaker this morning at Re:Frame was Kevin Shahinian of Pacific Pictures. Kevin is an incredible filmmaker who, instead of making the typical wedding love story, has taken his background in screenwriting to create highly polished films. These films are produced and edited PRIOR to the wedding day, designed to be shown during the reception. The film he showed to the Re:Frame group titled "SNOW" is the quality of a film you'd see on the big screen - amazing, especially since he shot it himself along with just one other shooter. This concept leaves me wondering if this type of filmmaking fits into the category of event or wedding cinematography. Kevin admits that the movie "Snow" was a concept video he shot in hopes that it catches on with future clients.
The topic of Filmmaking theory that Kevin is covering is something I haven't yet heard before from a workshop speaker that covers video and photography. How to create and build a story using what you're given on a wedding day by using creative shooting and editing. During the Q&A session Kevin answered many questions regarding how we captured audio, how long the editing process was for the movie, did he storyboard every aspect of the movie, how he gets non-actors to act, and more. Kevin's workshop was superb and definitely eye opening. It was definitely not what I expected to hear at this event but was very insightful into what is possible when you start thinking out of the box.
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