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Capturing Motion: Introducing Movement to Your Storytelling Process – Chicago

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Capturing Motion: Introducing Movement to Your Storytelling Process – Chicago
January 26 @ 6:00 pm
January 26 @ 9:00 pm
AbelCine, Chicago
2602 W. 16th street, 4th floor Chicago, IL 60608 United States

Join American Photographic Artists (APA) and AbelCine for a special event in Chicago, Capturing Motion: Introducing Movement to Your Storytelling Process.

The presence and variety of motion imagery in today’s world is growing. From Instagram videos to short films, web series to corporate applications, from livestreams to fine art installations — video is everywhere we look. In recent years, many still photographers have started to add motion capture to their portfolios, and the line between those working strictly in stills and strictly in motion continues to blur.

During this evening event on Thursday, January 26, you will hear from a panel of professionals who have successfully transitioned to working in motion alongside their traditional stills work. They will discuss all aspects of their experience from why they decided to incorporate motion into their body of work, to what challenges they faced when first starting out and how they market themselves in a new industry. There will also be ample time for audience Q&A after the panel discussion.

All attendees will be entered in a raffle to win a Video Workhorse 19 shoulder bag, courtesy of Think Tank Photo and a copy of Capture One Pro 10 software from PhaseOne.

AbelCine specialists will also be on hand to give an overview of some of the most important technical aspects to be aware of when starting to work with motion imagery.

Space is limited, so register now to ensure your spot!

This event is free for APA members and $25 for non-members.


Event Schedule

6:00 – 7:00pm Meet & Greet (Food & drink will be served.)
7:00 – 7:10pm Introductions
7:10 – 7:30pm AbelCine Presentation
(Megan Donnelly, Training Manager, AbelCine Chicago)
7:30 – 8:30pm APA Panel Discussion
(Moderated by Eric Klein)
8:30 – 9:00pm Audience Q&A


Featured APA Speakers

Kristin Barker

The Barkers are a Chicago-based collaborative husband and wife photography & directing team. For the past six years and counting they’ve been creating killer videos, awe-inspiring imagery and even some of those catchy original songs you’ve been Shazaming, for both commercial advertising and editorial projects. And they’ve been lucky enough to do so for some of the world’s biggest brands including Crate & Barrel, Microsoft, Kraft, JC Penney and Hyatt.

In this new high-tech insta-snap-face-tube digital world, amongst a sea of slogans and hashtags, it’s easy to lose sight of what makes us all human. No one thing or one person is truly ordinary. And the Barkers remind us of this throughout their work. Those real life everyday moments, and the experiences that shape our lives are what they strive to capture. The work they create is not just pictures and words; it’s living content—made of bite-sized slices-of-life telling stories. And it’s this intuitive insight to social behavior and cultural trends that allows them to create high quality content that resonates and connects with their viewers. To see more of their work, visit bythebarkers.com

Eric Klein (moderator) 

Whether shooting a large production in a remote location, or a run-and-gun documentary with no set up, the best part of the business for Eric Klein is that it allows him to participate in the lives of such a wide variety of people. Regardless of the subject, Klein likes to tell stories, solve problems, and figure out the most efficient way to pull off a shoot. He gets involved with production to assure everything runs smoothly, has a strong work ethic, and makes everyone feel comfortable on set. As all the elements come together, Klein provides simple direction that allows the story to unfold, and captures the real moments as they happen. He is always on time, on budget and handles pressure with ease. He and his crew stay as enthusiastic on day five of 14 hour days as they are on day one, and have a lot of fun in the process. To see more of his work, visit erickleinphotography.com

Sandro Miller

Sandro has been photographing people for over thirty years. He became interested in photography at the age of sixteen upon seeing the work of Irving Penn and has since devoted his life to creating expressive images.

With numerous award-winning campaigns to his credit, Sandro is one of today’s foremost photographers. He has photographed many national advertising campaigns for a long list of clients including: Allstate Insurance, American Express, Anheuser-Busch, BMW, Dove, Gatorade, Coca-Cola, Honda, Pepsi, Milk, Nikon, Microsoft, Miller/Coors, Motorola, Nike, Adidas, Pony, UPS, Champion, and the US Army.

In 2001 Sandro was invited by the Cuban government to photograph that country’s greatest national treasure – its athletes. This project was the first US/Cuban collaboration since the trade embargo was imposed in 1960. Sandro’s editorial work has been featured in The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Russian Esquire, Time, Forbes, Details, Stern, Wired, Newsweek, Vibe, Communication Arts, Graphis, New York Magazine, Eyemazing, and ESPN Magazine and has been exhibited worldwide. To see more of his work, visit sandrofilm.com

Additional panelists to be announced soon.




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