WPPI 2014: The Biggest Wedding Filmmaking Event of the Year

Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) has added a series of seminars, dedicated to the craft of wedding videography, to their annual Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, taking place from February 27 to March 6. The new series is a collaborative effort involving WPPI Director of Education and Membership Jason Groupp and top industry cinematographers, such as Vincent Laforet. “Each year we’ve seen an increase in wedding and event filmmakers joining our conference,” explains Groupp. “WPPI: Filmmaking is a program specifically designed for wedding and event filmmakers.”

Editor's Note: This post was written by Justin Dise

IMAX Cameras Send You into 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Some films are just meant to be seen in IMAX, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is one of them. When director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Water for Elephants) took over the series, he knew right away that he wanted to shoot the 50-minute arena sequence using IMAX cameras. As Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) ascends in her tube and enters the games, the frame expands vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen. The result is both subtle and startling. You feel like you’re sucked straight into the middle of the arena with Katniss and the other 23 tributes, fighting for your life.

Editor's Note: This post was written by Justin Dise

The Ins and Outs of Production Insurance

When you’re taking the leap into shooting photos or videos professionally, there are many things to consider. However, one element that doesn’t occur to most people is the need to acquire insurance to protect yourself, your team and the equipment being used. Budgets are typically very limited, and additional expenses are surely unwelcome. However, even though insurance is completely removed from the creative process, the protection it offers is indispensable. Read on to find out why most professionals insist on it.

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