August 31 – September 2, 2016 • Portland Film Festival (PDXFF16). Three day hands-on camera fundamentals and visual storytelling workshop conducted in conjunction with one of world’s coolest film festivals. http://www.

July 18, 2016 • Institute of Arts and Media Communication (IAMCO). A one-day high-intensity presentation of camera and visual storytelling fundamentals at this emerging media school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

July 11-15, 2016 • Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF). Five days of camera fundamentals and training conducted in conjunction with East Africa’s most prominent film and music exhibition.

October 20, 2015 • Pacific University, Forest Grove ORLighting fundamentals workshop with program students.

October 8-10, 2015 • Columbia College Chicago.  The growing role of post production processes on the cinematographer’s craft.

April 2-4, 2015 • NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE. Camera & Visual Storytelling Workshop.

March 20-24, 2015 • London Film School, UK. Camera & Visual Storytelling Workshop w/ARRI Alexa. Emphasis on blocking & director and cinematographer working relationship.

September 6-7, 2014Mindvalley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ‘Up My Mind Talks’ For more information and registration details:

April 5-10, 2014NAB 2014 Las Vegas NV. Presenting the new Varicam 35 and Varicam HS twice daily during the exhibition.
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March 20-21, 2014Manila, Philippines Panasonic camera and storytelling workshop for broadcast cameramen and producers. Offered in association with Broadcom. More info:

March 17-19, 2014Manila, Philippines. Three-day Panasonic camera and storytelling workshop for GMA7 cameramen and producers. Offered in association with Broadcom.  Private training event.

November 18, 2013 • Manila, Philippines. One-day Panasonic camera and storytelling workshop at Fast Forward event.  More info:

November 17, 2013Cebu, Philippines. One-day Panasonic camera workshop for local filmmakers. More info:

November 15-16, 2013Manila, Philippines. Two-day Panasonic camera and storytelling workshop for broadcast cameramen and producers. More info:

November 13-14, 2013Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two-day Panasonic camera and storytelling workshop for Malaysian filmmakers. More info:

August 19, 2013Bay Area Professional Videomakers Association. How to Stay Relevant in the Current Marketplace.
More info: http://www.bapva

April 6-11, 2013NAB 2013 Las Vegas NV. In booth presentations twice daily during the exhibition.
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February 28-March 1, 2013MediaCorps Training, Singapore. Two days of intensive hands-on training for broadcast cameraman at the MediaCorps facilities.
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February 25-26, 2013TV3 Kuala Lumpur.  Panasonic Malaysia P2 Camera Storytelling Workshop.
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February 22-23, 2013NYU Tisch Asia, Singapore.  3D Camera Storytelling Workshop.
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February 20-21, 2013Singapore Media Academy, Singapore.  3D Camera Storytelling Workshop.
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February 2, 2013Pathshala Media Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Afternoon seminar 3:30 – 6:00 PM. Storytelling from Hollywood to Bangladesh: What We Can Learn From Each Other. Co-sponsored with Culturepot. More info:

January 11-20, 2013Hyderabad, India. Ten-day camera and storytelling workshop at the Annapurna International School of Film & Media conducted in association with Chapman University, USA.  Supported by Panasonic India.
Contact: Chris Higgins <>

January 6, 2013 Dhaka, Bangladesh. Single-day Panasonic camera workshop and training for Bangladeshi broadcasters. Featuring the new server-based WiFi enabled HPX600 and HPX255 camcorders.
Contact: Aale Raza <>

December 12-13, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two-day Panasonic camera and storytelling workshop for Malaysian filmmakers.
Contact: <Lim Conn Ing <>

November 6-7, 2012 Bangkok, Thailand. Two-day camera and storytelling workshop for Thai filmmakers.
Contact: Wee Kiat Yong <>; Telephone +65 6890 5885

October 29 – November 4, 2012 National Film & Television School, London. A three-day 3D workshop covering the fundamentals of camera and visual storytelling at Britain’s most prestigious media institute.

October 8-11, 2012Balinale International Film Festival (BIFF), Bali Indonesia. Three day camera and visual storytelling workshop in connection with regional film festival in the famed resort city of Bali.
Contact: Wee Kiat Yong <>; Telephone +65 6890 5885

July 17-30, 2012Get Real Training (GRT) Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania. Two-weeks of camera training for East African filmmakers.
Contact:; Telephone +255 777 946 413

July 8-15, 2012Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF). Four days of camera fundamentals and training conducted in conjunction with East Africa’s most prominent film and music exhibition.

June 25-July 6, 2012Swahiliwood MFDI Pre-Production Training Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania. Two weeks of in-depth visual storytelling training for professional filmmakers in anticipation of upcoming feature film productions commencing in mid-July.

June 19-22, 2012Broadcast Asia Singapore. Four-days of camera workshops and training in conjunction with Panasonic at the annual exhibition.

May 16, 201265th Cannes Film Festival. Cannes, France.  Opening night Palais screening of Moonrise Kingdom. Red carpet and movie stars plus an abundance of rude waiters at local cafes.

April 25-26, 2012Centre International de Liaison des Écoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT) World Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. The two-day workshop presented on the campus of AFDA will focus on the rudiments of 3D education and cloud-based sharing/collaboration among member and non-member institutions across Africa and around the world.

April 18, 2012NAB/BEA National Conference, Las Vegas NV.  This 90-minute hands-on workshop is intended to familiarize teachers in higher education with the rudiments of 3D storytelling, theory, and curriculum.  The introductory workshop utilizing the latest Panasonic cameras is offered in cooperation with the Broadcast Educators Association.

March 15 – April 7, 2012DRIK/Pathshala Media Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  As South Asia’s leading media institution, DRIK/Pathshala is rapidly expanding its renowned still photography training into the video realm.  The three-week course, the first of its kind in Bangladesh, will immerse local filmmakers in the art and craft of effective video storytelling utilizing the latest Panasonic camcorders.

December 5-6, 2011Fakulta Akademie Múzickych Zickych Umení, Prague, Czech Republic. FAMU is one of Europe’s most prominent film schools, and so it is revealing that the Institute should host the first hands-on 3D camera workshop in Eastern Europe. The two-day session will feature the Panasonic 3DA1 and new P2 3DP1 camcorders, and utilize the company’s new low-cost 3D active-system projector for review of student work. The FAMU workshop is being hosted in conjunction with the Paris-based Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT), a leading association of the world’s major film and television schools.

November 18, 2011Dartmouth College, Hanover NH. Dartmouth may be my alma mater but I’m the first to admit it is behind the academic pack when it comes to adopting new media in film study courses. My 3D camera workshop on Friday, Nov. 18, is my effort to alter that dynamic, introducing 3D storytelling skills to students and faculty, and hopefully build enthusiasm for a broad new multidisciplinary 3D curriculum.

November 15-16, 2011Champlain College, Burlington VT. Champlain is emerging as a powerhouse in advanced media studies, having committed to a major expansion of facilities and curricula, including multiple new 3D course offerings for the 2o12 academic year.  With the advent of 3D tablets and mobile phones, the non-theatrical application of 3D will play a major role in the professional of lives of media students soon to be entering the marketplace. In this respect Champlain is leading the way!

November 12, 2011Boston University. This one-day hands-on workshop will no doubt be challenging as students and faculty must absorb the theoretical and the practical in a training session of only several hours. One advantage of having presented these workshops many times before is the distillation process that occurs: the same material can be presented much efficiently in less time. Of course if I can only trim in the same way the time required for the jokes…

November 4-6, 2011American University, Washington DC.  Karla Berry and I are continuing our rogue 3D workshops in Novermber, traveling to American University, for three days of training and workshops with faculty and staff. As additional schools join our emerging 3D Cloud network it’s important to note how fast the format is being integrated into many schools’ film and TV curriculum for the coming school year.

October 6-8, 2011University of Colorado Denver & Colorado State University, Ft. Collins.  Karla Berry (former president of the UFVA) and I in cooperation with Panasonic are coordinating a series of 3D training workshops for educators featuring the 3DA1 camcorder. This two-day workshop in Denver will be the first in a series of training workshops for educators eager to launch 3D courses in camera, production workflow, and storytelling, in the 2012 or 2013 school years.  Additional workshops will be coming to other regions of the country and Canada this fall and winter.   Please watch this space for the latest listings.

August 1-6, 2011University Film and Video Association (UFVA) National Conference, Boston MA. The long-anticipated series of workshops are designed to help educators acquire the skills necessary to effectively teach 3D. In addition to learning basic theory and operational tips for the Panasonic 3DA1 camcorder, teachers will receive a detailed curriculum and also participate in a series of hands-on exercises that can be adapted for use later with their students. UFVA member colleges and universities may register for a Panasonic/UFVA partnership program that provides 3D cameras and equipment at substantially discounted pricing for participating schools.

June 18-26, 2011Zanzibar International Film Festival. I will be leading a series of introductory and more advanced workshops in 2D cinematography with East African filmmakers. The latest model Panasonic P2 cameras will be used to teach the rudiments of effective video storytelling.

June 4-5, 2011Palomar College, San Marcos CA. I will be leading a National University sponsored 3D workshop for undergraduate students. At this weekend session, two filmmaker teams will prepare their storyboards and present pitches to me for approval prior to commencing work in earnest on their 5-minute 3D  productions.

May 5-6, 2011DirecTV Broadcast Center Los Angeles.  I will be offering 3D camera training to students and select professionals participating in this two-day workshop sponsored by Panasonic & DirecTV.  Invited filmmakers participating in the workshop and competition will complete a short film in about two weeks utilizing the Panasonic AG-3DA1. First prize for the team producing the best 3D show: $25,000.

April 11-14, 2011 NAB Las Vegas.  Stop by and say hello at the Panasonic booth Center Hall. I’ll be talking turkey regarding the latest camera announcements.