Australian Tour coming up

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 Tuscany, Italy… Kyoto, Japan… Anywhere, Australia… Easily 3 of my favorite places on earth.     China, Thailand, Austria, Sweden, the south of France & Switzerland are close seconds 😉    Good company to keep for sure!   And New Zealand definitely fits in there somewhere but to avoid the predictable backlash let’s leave that amazing country out of the running just this one time, and focus solely on where I am about to spend the next few weeks:  Australia.

This is a short and sweet post (I’m on vacation… no really I am!)  to announce that I will be visiting Brisbane September 2-3 , Sydney September 5-6, and Melbourne September 10-11 thanks to an invitation from Canon Australia.   Not a bad way to get back to work after vacation.    

I’ll be doing a series of lectures discussing a lot of what you read on this blog in more depth, and on many of the current trends in our industry as well during the visit (during the first day in each city.)    The links above are to a series of all day workshops that we’ll be doing on the second day, which tend to be a blast.   During those workshops, we’ll discuss a small amount of technical stuff, and then watch some of the best filmmakers’ work out there and discuss the decisions they made as a group and why they may have made them, and finally  we’ll get hands on with shooting some of our own stuff with all of the gadgets in the Canon cinema line with C series cameras and the EOS 1DC as well as cine lenses.    I believe that the plan might be to review what we shoot together over beer or two at the end of the day… gotta love Australia!    Why would we do it any other way?!?   


Basically my goal is to throw as much as I can at the participants in one day.    We won’t be going over "picture style" settings or Codecs in these workhsops…  the goal is to go a bit deeper and to have people of all skill levels take away good bits of information from the workshops that they can put into use for themselves.    The person running this series of workshops in Australia ran the three workshops I did last year in New Zealand and I can tell you those rank pretty highly up there in my book in terms of an overall experience for what can be offered in a one day workshop.   I’m very much looking forward to this series in Australia.  

Should you be interested in attending,  go ahead and sign up as these seminars & workshops can tend to book quickly (there are only 20 spots for each workshop per city.)

Back to vacation for a few more days… 😉   But this is a rare time where I’m actually excited to get going on a trip right after vacation!

 Below the link below is a more precise schedule of events:










Schedule of events:


  • Tuesday September 2
  • 6:45 to 8:45pm
  • Park Mezzanine, Brisbane Powerhouse, Newfarm


  • Tuesday September 5
  • 6:45 to 8:45pm
  • Australian National Maritime Museum Theatre, Darling Harbour, Sydney


  • Tuesday September 10
  • 6:45-8:45pm
  • The Age Theatre, Melbourne Museum, Carlton Gardens




  • Wednesday September 3
  • 9:45am to 4:00pm
  • Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, Newfarm


  • Wednesday September 6
  • 9:45am to 4:00pm
  • SUNSTUDIOS, 42 Maddox Street, Alexandria


  • Wednesday September 11
  • Rokeby Studios, 1/90-94 Rokeby Street, Collingwood