A short promo video giving a glimpse into what goes on at Foundation Conference. This one was recorded during the conference at the Valley Ho hotel in Scottsdale Arizona between November 4 and 6 in 2013. For more information or to register for 2014, please go to fconference.com
Cinematography by Brandon Parigo
Production by Nicole and Brandon Parigo
Some additional cinematography by the photographers at the final party.
Group photo by Shauna Heron (shaunaheron.com)
Foundation Artwork by Elisha Stewart (abbyphotography.ca)
Music licensed from themusicbed.com "Violent Young" by The Analog Affair
A documentary about how a photography workshop changes not only how people approach their photography, but also themselves.
Foundation is a documentary film photographed during the first session of the Foundation Workshop in Glen Rose, Texas, in February 2013. For more information about the Workshop please visit their website here fworkshop.com.
Every blog, conversation, email, Facebook post, etc, that I have ever seen about a photographer that attended the Foundation Workshop has always mentioned how it profoundly changed their lives. They mention how the workshop opened their eyes to see not only photographically different, but see their entire world in a new way. I was curious to see what about Foundation Workshop has this profound effect on people, so much so that many of them come back to attend again, volunteer or even teach?
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the Kickstarter was successfully funded on January 9th 2013. A goal that would of never happened if it wasn’t for the photographers who generously donated their time!
The film was premiered at Foundation Conference 2013 (fconference.com) in Scottsdale Arizona to a group of nearly 150 photographers.
I believe strongly in a minimal footprint during the making of a documentary. The less gear you bring the quicker you can gain access and trust from subjects, and the more in the moment you, yourself are. This whole film was primarily shot with a Canon 6d, a Rokinon 35 1.4 and a Canon 85 1.8. Stabilized by a Manfrotto 561 monopod. Supplemented by a Canon 5d Mark 2, Canon 60d, a Canon 24 1.4, Sigma 70-200, and Sigma 50 2.8. A gopro hero 2 was also used for one shot.
Our speaker at the March 2011 San Francisco, CreativeMornings (http://www.creativemornings.com) was Mike Monteiro, Design Director, and co-founder of Mule Design Studio (http://www.muledesign.com). This event took place on March 25, 2011 and was sponsored by Happy Cog and Typekit (who also hosted the event at their office in the Mission).
Mike's book "Design is a Job" is available from A Book Apart (http://www.abookapart.com/products/design-is-a-job)
A big giant thank you to Chris Whitmore (http://www.whitmoreprod.com) for offering to shoot and edit the video. Photos were graciously provided by Rawle Anders (http://twitter.com/rawle42).
The San Francisco chapter of Creative Mornings is run by Greg Storey (http://twitter.com/brilliantcrank).
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