A big congratulations to our HDSLR Bootcamp Contest winner Charles Elmore of Tulsa, Oklahoma! Charles will be attending our HDSLR Boot Camp in LA from August 28-29, 2010. We’ve gotten to know a little bit about who he is, his background in film and what he is most looking forward to learning at our workshop!
Charles majored in Art and Film at The Art Institute of Seattle where he studied video production and landed several internships on local films. After college he returned home to Tulsa where he started his career editing training and educational videos for childrens ministries. He excelled in his work and continued working in film production using 16mm film.
In 2001, Charles and an associate entered a contest held by Tommy Hilfiger to function as Directors and DPs for a 40 second commercial depicting their interpretation of the
spirit of Tommy Hilfiger and patriotism. They won runner up in the Tommy Hilfiger contest and received a $10,000 cash prize! www.youtube.com/watch?v=l82KuF-5KpA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Charles left his editing job in 2003 and now works as a freelance editor and videographer. Since 2003 he has added several short films, music videos, local work, and
documentaries in Fiji and Haiti to his repertoire.
He directed his own feature-length film in 2009 that is in the audio post phase and will soon be ready for festival submission. www.facebook.com/pages/CLEVERREEL-Films/45064790405. He has worked to form a collective of editors, directors, and writers that meet on a regular basis to collaborate and shoot. Most recently, Charles works as a Creative Services Producer at his local NBC station.
Charles is very excited for HDSLR Boot Camp and is most looking forward to working side by side with an ASC cinematographer and learning more about the process and work
flow of cinematography as opposed to simply technical work. He is also VERY excited about “getting the opportunity to look at sweet prime lenses.” The Boot Camp will feature a variety of lenses: Roberto Schaefer, ASC www.imdb.com/name/nm0769656/ is donating his Dalsa 4K Leica Primes; The Camera House www.thecamerahouse.com/ is supplying Arri Ultra Primes; Richard from Zeiss www.zeiss.com/c12567a8003b58b9/Contents-Frame/858dbbbbd2fb78a6c125711800592377 will bring the Zeiss Compact Primes and Primo Primes will be there as well!