I want to tell you what a great experience your workshop was last night in Raleigh, NC. (Ross- I cam up to talk with you afterward about how much I love your work) Your films are wonderful and the workshop was perfect for what I was needing - an introduction to this field and an appreciation for SOME of the thought processes, techniques & equipment that would go into incorporating video into my portrait photography business. My goal (and what got me into photography in the first place - I'm a psychologist by training), is to evoke emotional responses and create an emotional/cognitive state in others. I wanted to be sure to express how well I feel your work accomplishes those goals. I'm excited to explore how I can use video to further enhance the significance, value, and emotion of my work. Your presentation was well-planned an very helpful. Inspiring.... Thank you so much for sharing your passion and knowledge. I wish you continued success and safety as you finish your tour : )
Angela Blankenship, CPP
A million "THANKS" for the prize. Your workshop is the boom! I hope there will be a part two on just editing. I learned so much about telling the story that I did not realize. Kuodos!
I attended in Atlanta and it was the best half-day workshop I've ever had. I got my money's worth in the first hour. If you've ever had any interest in video, this is a must. You'll very quickly understand what makes a compelling experience and what makes a dud people turn away from. Fantastic. Best value for a workshop ever.
I attended your seminar last night in Chicago and it was very enlightening. I'm a portrait photographer and think it would be a wise move to start offering video. Yours and Ross's talk was informative, inspiring and presented in a very professional manner. I was very impressed
Have a good road trip.
Just wanted to pass along how much I enjoyed and learned from your recent stop on St. Louis. I've said it before -- I've been working in video since 1983. As the industry has evolved, both in minor increments and the seachange that has occurred with the DSLR revolution, I have tried to stay up to date. Photography, videography, editing... these are creative crafts that demand lifelong learning. If you don't plan on growing with the industry, or if you decided to fight their evolution, you will quickly become nonparticipant in these fields. And things are literally changing on a week-to-week basis.
You were able to present a concise show that was educational, funny and a pleasure to watch. I picked up more than a few pointers and walked away rethinking what video services I offer... and what I want to offer in the future. We could see the passion you have for creating personal, one of a kind stories. That passion will be a spark of creative thinking for a lot of us who attended the seminar... and put us in position to create our own unique stories.
"Leave them wanting more" is an old theater adage. A successful seminar sparks the initiative to go forth and gain new knowledge. In that regard, I believe you were successful. That is the greatest complement: You taught us enough to make us want to learn more.
Great show! Thanks a ton for your time and insight!
I attended your Irvine, CA show this past Sunday. I wanted to say I was very impressed and very satisfied with the many subjects covered during the presentation. It was almost information overload - in a good way. My only complaint is there was no documentation handed out during the show. It would have been nice to have at the very least a rough outline of everything that was covered and a list of all the equipment presented. I am a printer so if you ever need help with this feel free to contact me - I can ship anywhere. Otherwise, excellent job guys and keep up the good work!
I attended the Vancouver Get in Motion seminar and want to thank you and Ross for your very informative program, I enjoyed it a lot. You both had many great ideas and have really helped me to understand the whole “story telling” aspect of movies better.
As a matter of interest, I’m a 1976 graduate of Langara’s photo technician program and Montie Zucker did an afternoon training session for our class. I still have some samples from that shoot, I always remember his enthusiasm and his genuine interest in making us better photographers.
Thank you so much for the fantastic workshop yesterday here in Ottawa. It was truly inspirational - thank you very much.
I attended the 41st Get In Motion Tour stop at B&H today. I cannot begin to tell you how much I learned in one afternoon with you guys. Tommorow my newly found education goes into immediate practice.
Good workshop in Toronto yesterday. Your work is an inspiration!
Good workshop in Toronto yesterday. Your work is an inspiration!Hi Ross, I really enjoyed your seminar in Columbus OH on Wednesday! I have no previous video experiance, and I left feeling both educated and inspired... a perfect balance!
Testimonial for your book if you'd like to use it: "Ross Hockrow is a master of storytelling. Only a few weeks after applying Ross's techniques, I started booking clients who wanted me to tell their story. He changed the way I plan, the way I shoot, and the way I edit. Listen to Ross talk about storytelling for 5 minutes, and he'll change the way you approach video-making too."
Anyone who wants to learn video/filmmaking
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Filmmaking is here…it’s here to stay, and you will inevitably come into contact with it. Whether you make the films yourself for your clients, or you hire someone else to make them for you, a good knowledge of the fundamental principles will allow you to contribute to the final finished film, the filmmaking process, and/or to assist your clients in meeting their needs for these services.
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