Adam Forgione has DP’d and directed commercials for Gap, Canon, Goodyear, Motorola, and others, and is also the driving force behind record-breaking award-winning studio Pennylane Productions. When not shooting award winning films, Adam can be found tickling the ivory for his cover band or for rock legends such as Ritchie Blackmore.
Adam also challenges you to a rousing game of Angry Birds.
[CRAZIEST EXPERIENCE ON THE JOB] “Bride and Groom cursing each other out right after the ceremony, never heard from them again, never edited their film.”
[MY SERVICES STAND OUT BECAUSE] “I produce high-end shortform films and a consist brand experience”
[ENJOYS SHARING EXPERTISE ON] “Audio/music production, shortform technique, business systems with employees, shooting techniques, timeshifting.”
[A HINT AT MY "GATEWAY TOPIC" IN 3 WORDS OR LESS (OR IN HAIKU)] “Raise your bar.”
[NAME] Patrick Moreau
stillmotion is a photo and cinema studio dedicated to discovering all of the little things that make their couples and commercial clients unique. stillmotion is composed of three main creatives; patrick moreau, amina moreau, and justin demers, each of us with a unique perspective and a strong emphasis on understanding the ‘why’ of all of the choices made when creating imagery. stillmotion is predominately a destination company, filming the majority of their commercial and wedding films abroad. in 2009, the NFL came across our wedding films and was so struck by the approach that they brought us on board for a year-long exclusive contract to produce features and film games for them.
[ENJOYS SHARING EXPERTISE ON] “understanding how to make the most of every tool you have, from steadicams and sliders, to camera settings and the creative process. connecting with what you do, adding more meaning to your films, and helping you find the passion and technical mastery to achieve your vision.”
[CRAZIEST EXPERIENCE ON THE JOB] “running into center field with the cheerleaders and players, suited up with a full steadicam, during the giants/chargers playoff game last year, being surrounded by 70,000 screaming fans and realizing that all of this came from a wedding film.”
[OUR SERVICES STAND OUT BECAUSE] “we constantly strive to see what nobody else sees, and say what nobody else is saying. our films are based on approaching each shoot with a completely fresh set of eyes and being totally inspired by the stories that unfold.”
[A HINT AT MY "GATEWAY TOPIC" IN 3 WORDS OR LESS (OR IN HAIKU)] “How, Why, When?”
[NAME] Kevin Shahinian
Kevin is an award-winning filmmaker, graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and founder of Pacific Pictures, a boutique film production company based in Los Angeles, CA that produces live event, corporate and original concept productions for clients around the world. Kevin’s ground-breaking work has been featured by EventDV, HD Video Pro, and American Photo Magazine, and has won the attention of corporate sponsors Cinevate, Adobe, and Canon. Kevin was featured on Zacuto’s “Filmfellas” original web series and voted as one of EventDV’s “Top 25″ most influential event filmmakers in the world. He has been a featured speaker at educational events around the country and continues to attract international attention for his work.
[HEADLINING SESSION DETAILS] “Advanced storytelling techniques, screenwriting/structure, conventions of modern cinema, langauge of film (composition, camera movement, montage, sound theory/design), directing non-actors, on-set collaboration.”
[CRAZIEST EXPERIENCE ON THE JOB] “Shooting a WWII film in the mountains with pyrotechnics, gas guns, military trucks and jeeps. One of my first short films… with a 2-man crew.”
[MY SERVICES STAND OUT BECAUSE] “I’m comfortable taking risks. I don’t fear failure.”
[A HINT AT MY "GATEWAY TOPIC" IN 3 WORDS OR LESS (OR IN HAIKU)] “Aim High.”
[HOW WE CAN MAKE THE INDUSTRY BETTER] “By looking above and beyond the industry for artistic inspiration, for ways of doing business, and for ways of determining conference standards that educate one another.”
[WHERE I WANT TO BE IN 5 YEARS] “Writing/directing commercials and features.”
[NAME] The Bui Brothers, Lan and Vu Bui
The Bui Brothers are photographers and cinematographers specializing in online media and promotional photography. Vu and Lan Bui both started personal videoblogs in January, 2005 and have created hundreds of episodes of online content for Noodle Scar, the [b] school blog, and Ask Dane. As early adopters of creating video with DSLR’s, the Bui brothers, along with Smashface Productions, shot the first US television commercial on the Canon 5D mark II.
With their expertise across the disciplines of DSLR filmmaking, videoblogging, and photography/video lighting, the Bui Brothers have been invited to present at SXSW, The Photog Retreat, Converge, PhotoCine Expo, and Pictage Partnercon. As entertaining as they are informative, the Bui Brothers communicate both the artistic, the futuristic, and common sense-tistic in a unique and engaging manner.
[CRAZIEST EXPERIENCE ON THE JOB] “We were hired as Directors of Photography for a short. Throughout the day the director kept disappearing right before we started to shoot a scene, so we went to the producers and got them to straighten him out. Right before the next shot, he came up to us and started talking about how we needed to move things along because the day was almost over…? Then he says, “We can’t take any more breaks because we are running out of time…so I’m going on a smoke break and we’ll shoot the next shot when I’m back.”
[Our SERVICES STAND OUT BECAUSE] “We love to try new things… like when no one was using the 5D mark II for video we shot the first US broadcast TV commercial with it (in auto because it didn’t even have manual setting at the time!!!). We are not afraid to try new and unconventional things… like how we use glass table tops or chairs as sliders or dollies.”
[ENJOYS SHARING EXPERTISE ON] “We love to share our lighting techniques because it seems like everyone asks us how we light things… we also enjoy sharing our marketing techniques because you can make more money relatively easily in almost anything you do… as long as you properly market it. We also speak a lot about DSLR gear… both for photos and video. People want to know what to spend their money on… and although we believe you can do great things with literally ANY gear, there are things that will make the path a little easier.”
[A HINT AT MY "GATEWAY TOPIC" IN 3 WORDS OR LESS (OR IN HAIKU)] “Video =’s Money!”
Daniel Boswell has been in charge of Imagique (formerly dvArtistry) for 10 years. His videos and photos have been published in a variety of magazines such as Instyle Weddings, Martha Stewart Living, OC Bride, and numerous blogs as well. He has done weddings for NFL football players and Film and TV stars, delighting father-of-the-bride Charlie Sheen with a recent SDE. Daniel has been featured on ABC News, TLC, and Platinum Weddings and has been chosen as a filmmaking representative for Sony‘s “Artisans of Imagery” tour.
If he is not playing basketball or golf you can most likely find him at a spa getting a deep tissue massage. Oh, and he loves to hang with his wife and two kids. (No really…he does)
[CRAZIEST EXPERIENCE ON THE JOB] “A groomsmen streaker once dropped trou and ran butt nekkid down the beach and jumped into the ocean”
[MY SERVICES STAND OUT BECAUSE] “I deliver novel packaging options, create emotionally charged SDE’s, and “dabble” in photography.”
[ENJOYS SHARING EXPERTISE ON] “SDE only packages.”
[A HINT AT MY "GATEWAY TOPIC" IN 3 WORDS OR LESS (OR IN HAIKU)] “Get Your Slice.”
[NAME] John Moon
John Moon is co-owner of Northernlight Filmworks with his wife Jennifer Moon, a co-founder of POSH. Just 6 years in the business, Northernlight Filmworks won a spot in the EventDV25 for 2009. John has an MBA from Anderson University, enjoys photography, hiking, traveling , and feels that he has one of the most fulfilling jobs in the world.
[CRAZIEST EXPERIENCE ON THE JOB] “I had a DJ flip out on me because I was setting up a light to use during the formal dances. We had some words, I stood my ground, and later he apologized and said the light really looked nice. He is now one of our biggest fans and has referred several jobs to us since that moment.”
[MY SERVICES STAND OUT BECAUSE] “People recognize and feel drawn to our brand. We make films that connect with our couples, using formal and informal interviews to help move our films forward.”
[ENJOYS SHARING EXPERTISE ON] “Making your business stand out, ways to approach filmmaking as a Storyteller, and Same Day Edits.”
[A HINT AT MY "GATEWAY TOPIC" IN 3 WORDS OR LESS (OR IN HAIKU)] “Stories=Color=Connection.”
Steve Zugelter started annoying photographers creating wedding films on the side in 2004 while producing commercials at a local television station. His studio, StudioZ films, went through a complete rebirth and rebranding in 2009. As a result, he has been commissioned to film several destination weddings and was named a finalist in the EventDV Hottest and Most Influential list of 2010. When not creating films, he can be found spending time with his wife Reagan, their two daughters Mya and Sadie, and their horse that disguises himself as a dog, Guinness.
[CRAZIEST EXPERIENCE ON THE JOB] “No question, when I was shooting from a helicopter with the door open, only held in by a lap belt and a piece of duct tape that was there to prevent accidental release of the belt.”
[MY SERVICES STAND OUT BECAUSE] “From the energy we create in our consults to how we interact with everyone on the wedding day, our approach with our clients helps us execute our style.”
[ENJOYS SHARING EXPERTISE ON] “Gear and branding.”
[A HINT AT MY "GATEWAY TOPIC" IN 3 WORDS OR LESS (OR IN HAIKU)] “Embrace displacement.”
EventDV Cover-model Matt Davis created Life Stage Films in 2006 and has become known in the industry as the “Head Coach” of Wedding Videography. Even in the midst of a recession, Matt has been able to grow to 4 full time employees & three wedding day teams. Named as one of the top 25 studios in the world by EventDV, Matt prides himself on producing engaging and genuine wedding films and creating humanitarian non-profit documentaries.
Matt spends his time training for half-marathons, watching Carolina Panther Football, dancing with his daughter Penelope, playing basketball, traveling with his wife Melissa, and watching the replay of his alma mater Appalachian State defeating Michigan in 2007.
[CRAZIEST EXPERIENCE ON THE JOB] “Once, I accidentally stood on/next to a fire ant hill at an outdoor wedding and didn’t have time to get them off of me before the first dances started. I had to keep a steady shot while being eaten alive.”
[MY SERVICES STAND OUT BECAUSE] “Our team is able to find those ‘genuine’ moments during a wedding day that no one sees.”
[ENJOYS SHARING EXPERTISE ON] “Sales strategies, marketing, branding, getting paid what you are worth, buying your time back, enjoying family and work at same time.”
[A HINT AT MY "GATEWAY TOPIC" IN 3 WORDS OR LESS (OR IN HAIKU)] “Impact.”
John Goolsby, the Godfather of the wedding filmmaking industry, is the most qualified person in the world to share with you how to make your wedding filmmaking business succeed. Nothing can stop him, not plunging housing markets, recessions, natural disasters, bridezillas, or backlog. If you google “Godfather Film,” you find that John has beat out all but 2 of the sites celebrating Marlon Brando’s 1972 tour de force performance.
John is recommended by more venues and professionals than the rest of us combined. Heed the advice of the Godfather, and you will do well.
[CRAZIEST EXPERIENCE ON THE JOB] “Out of the thousands of events I’ve produced, there’s not much that I haven’t seen. It may sound interesting that the craziest experience is the look of joyful bewilderment of our couples as we present SDE’s.”
[MY SERVICES STAND OUT BECAUSE] “We are uniquely talented in capturing the essence of human emotion.”
[ENJOYS SHARING EXPERTISE ON] “Sales, marketing and business management.”
[A HINT AT MY "GATEWAY TOPIC" IN 3 WORDS OR LESS (OR IN HAIKU)] “Yellow Brick Road.”
[NAME] David Perry
“David Perry is one of the most genuine and thoughtful people I’ve ever met. This guy inspires me.”
Eric Kmetz, Epic Motion
David Perry loves people and loves weddings. His passion shows through his emotionally charged films, whether it be a same day edit or a humanitarian film shown at the U.N.
David likes Jack Handey quotes, tater tots & french fries, adrenaline rushes, prayer, dancing, eccentric people and twist endings. His greatest success has been marrying his wife Danielle and his greatest production has been his two sons, Drew and Hudson.
[CRAZIEST EXPERIENCE ON THE JOB] “Sleeping on the side of the road in Mozambique, Africa because the area was shut down due to violence. Several men had been murdered at that spot the week prior. Oh, did I mention I was producing a same day edit at the time?”
[MY SERVICES STAND OUT BECAUSE]“I sincerely serve my clients, I have an ability to speak to the heart and I create beautiful films.”
[ENJOYS SHARING EXPERTISE ON] “Creating raving fans, LDS temple weddings, niche marketing, making people cry, circus acts.”
[A HINT AT MY "GATEWAY TOPIC" IN 3 WORDS OR LESS (OR IN HAIKU)] “Monkey Traps.”