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Canon Presents Workshops, Panels At Sundance 2017

The Sundance 2017 Canon Creative Studio may be found at 592 Main Street.

Canon returns to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival from January 21st until January 24th.   The Canon Creative Studio can be found at 592 Main Street in Park City.  In addition to getting a chance to view the new Canon EOS C700, visitors to the Canon Creative Studio may participate in hands-on workshops, enjoy panels highlighting DPs of many distinguished festival films, and even take in a special screening of “The Calling” followed by a filmmaker Q&A.

Not to be overlooked, the Canon Creative Studio will also feature a special portrait studio with Michael Ori, founder of Ori Media and Studio Eleven in Salt Lake City.

Check out the complete SCHEDULE OF EVENTS below:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 

Panel | Rory Kennedy on TAKE EVERY WAVE: The Life of Laird Hamilton – 1:30 PM

Director Rory Kennedy has made it her life’s passion to bring untold tales and unsung heroes to light through filmmaking. In this intimate, one-on-one conversation, the fabled documentarian discusses her process behind the lens and how the EOS C300 Mark II helps her capture the truth on film.

Rory Kennedy (Dir., TAKE EVERY WAVE: The Life of Laird Hamilton)

Chris O’Falt (Moderator, IndieWire)

Panel | Filmmaking in 4K – 3:30 PM

Filmmakers discuss embracing new technology and tools to tell their stories, focusing on 4K and its role in the future of filmmaking.

Ben Bloodwell (DP, Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On)

Bryan Donnell (DP, Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On)

Alan Jacobsen (DP, Strong Island)

Chris O’Falt (Moderator, IndieWire)

Canon Live Learning | Lovely Lux:  Cinema EOS After Dark –5 PM

Join Loren Simons, Canon’s own Senior Product and Sales Trainer, and cinematographer Eve Cohen for a hands-on experience with Cinema EOS in low light.  See first hand how the EOS C700, EOS C300 Mark II, and ME20F-SH handle low-light and no-light scenes. 

 –  Loren Simons (Sr. Product and Sales Trainer, Canon)

–  Eve Cohen (Cinematographer) 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 

Canon Live Learning | Hands On with Cinema EOS – 11:30 AM

Get to know Cinema EOS at this hands-on workshop with Canon’s newest cinema camera, the EOS C700, as well as the EOS C300 Mark II and XC15.  From the studio to aerials to gimbals and crash cams, Canon will be there so you never have to compromise on image quality.

–  Loren Simons (Sr. Product and Sales Trainer, Canon) 

Panel | Jim Frohna on I Love Dick – 1:30 PM

Cinematographer Jim Frohna (Transparent) chats about his creative vision for Amazon Studios’ intimate new series I Love Dick, shot in 4K on the EOS C300 Mark II.

–  Jim Frohna (DP, I Love Dick)

Chris O’Falt (Moderator, IndieWire) 

Panel | Matthew Heineman on City of Ghosts – 3:30 PM

The award-winning filmmaker behind Oscar-nominated Cartel Land returns to Park City to discuss his latest documentary City of Ghosts, shot on the front lines on the EOS C300 Mark II.

–  Matthew Heineman  (Dir./DP, City of Ghosts)

–  Chris O’Falt  (Moderator, IndieWire) 

Raise Your Glass to Cinematography – 6 PM

By invitation only

Canon’s fifth annual celebration toasting to the filmmakers of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

 MONDAY, JANUARY 23  

Canon Live Learning | Shooting for HDR – 11:30 AM

This seminar will show how to utilize HDR Reference Displays on shoots for optimal delivery and grading of HDR/Wide Color Gamut projects.  With the emergence of HDR capabilities and standards for theatrical projection, broadcast, and broadband delivery, there exists an opportunity to express creative visions never before possible.  This presentation provides the information needed to properly evaluate imagery in HDR acquisition using reference displays on set, near set, and in finishing.

–  David Doko  (Professional Market Rep, Canon) 

Panel | Girl Talk Live:  Women in Cinematography – 1:30 PM

Kate Erbland’s weekly Girl Talk series, which examines women in film, comes to life in this conversation about cinematography from a female perspective.

–  Catherine Goldschmidt (DP, Abstract: The Art of Design and White Riot: London)

–  Nadia Hallgren (DP, Motherland)

–  Quyen Tran (DP, Deidra & Laney Rob a Train and The Little Hours)

–  Kate Erbland (Moderator, IndieWire)  

Panel | The New EOS C700:  A Q&A with the The Calling Filmmakers – 3:30 PM

Location:  CineTransformer, 500 Main St.

Join Canon for a look at their newest cinema camera and a special screening of The Calling, the first film shot on the EOS C700. Director Tyler Stableford and cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC explore the versatility of the C700’s low light capabilities and vast dynamic range, creating a stunning portrait of life in Colorado’s high country. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, moderated by Canon’s Senior Film and TV Advisor Tim Smith.

Tyler Stableford (Director)

Billy Hobson (Colorist)

Paul Hawxhurst (2nd AC)

Tim Smith (Moderator, Sr. Film & Television Advisor, Canon)

 TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

Canon Live Learning | Hands on with Cinema EOS – 11:30 AM

Get to know Cinema EOS at this hands-on workshop with Canon’s newest cinema camera, the EOS C700, as well as the EOS C300 Mark II and XC15. From the studio to aerials to gimbals and crash cams, Canon will be there so you never have to compromise on image quality.

–  Loren Simons (Sr. Product and Sales Trainer, Canon) 

Panel | Collaborations:  Cinematography and Editing of ICARUS

1:30 PM

From production to post, there are few relationships more synergetic than that between the cinematographer and editor. Cinematographer Jake Swantko and editor Jon Bertain discuss the collaborative dance between DP and editor and their work on festival documentary Icarus.

–  Jake Swantko (DP, ICARUS)

–  Jon Bertain (Editor, ICARUS)

–  Chris O’Falt (Moderator, IndieWire)  

Canon Live Learning | 4K DSLR Filmmaking – 3:30 PM

This seminar is designed for the discerning DSLR filmmaker looking to move into 4K production and delivery.  Learn more about the benefits of 4K and get hands-on time with Canon’s impressive new 4K DSLRs — the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS 1DX Mark II.

Loren Simons (Sr. Product and Sales Trainer, Canon)