A unique filmmaking workshop taking place in Botswana in June 2015.

For both still and video photographers who want to learn the skills and techniques to capture and create powerful cinematic wildlife footage in the wild.

DATES:: 19th - 27th June 2015
LOCATION:: Botswana, Africa.

More information visit:: iconicimagesinternational.com/itineraries/cinematography-workshop-with-abraham-joffe-in-botswana/

It will be presented by Abraham Joffe, owner of Untitled Film Works, Sydney. Abraham is one of Australia’s foremost cinematographers and he has worked in Africa on a number of assignments for Iconic Images International, producing first rate film clips such as: An Elephant Bazaar, Balm for the Soul and Namibia with Iconic Images, with three more films in production.

Abraham initially conceived the idea of the cinematography workshop being a one-day event in Sydney. Following discussion with Denis Glennon AO, owner of Iconic Images International, it transformed into an eight day workshop in Africa!

It is being held in one of the best locations to capture stunning footage of Africa’s largest mammals and superior predators – Mashatu in Botswana.

A primary focus of the workshop is to give you every assistance to capture iconic footage of leopards, lions, cheetahs (with a little luck) and elephants up-close from our own underground hide. The first arrival of an elephant herd, whilst you are in the hide, will leave you speechless, awestruck and do not be surprised if you find yourself so overwhelmed you forget to use your camera!

Workshop Content

It would be a challenge, anywhere in Africa, to match the photographic opportunities for filming of leopards, lions and elephants available at Mashatu, Botswana.

The workshop presentations and field practice will cover:

DSLR overview – choosing optimum camera settings, profiles and configurations for wilderness filming as well as preferred lens choices.
Stabilisation – maximising the benefits of tripods, sliders and glidecams, including hands-on training on each, particularly when filming from vehicles.
Filming wildlife – how to approach different species, understanding animal and bird behaviour and practical information on anticipating the action. This session will also cover shooting effectively from vehicles.
Working from a Hide – Mashatu is a fantastic workshop location as it has the underground elephant hide from which amazing and truly unique footage can be captured.
High speed cinematography – there will be at least one high-speed camera at the workshop for capturing fast action.
Audio – the optimum audio setups for recording atmospheric sound, interviews and on-camera options.
Undertaking interviews – how to plan, light and shoot an effective interview.
Time-lapse Photography – preparing for this exciting genre of photography plus practical shooting of nightscapes.
Editing – how to construct an effective pictorial story. This will be towards the end of the workshop when participants will have captured their own material to edit.

Our aim is to ensure you come home with the best possible footage and unforgettable memories of a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience photographing Africa’s magnificent animals with a small group of like-minded people.

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