Directing Motion Tour kicks off to great reviews

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 And we’re off!   3 cities down… 29 to go.  Oh my!


The good news is that despite limited sleep so far, the reviews have been super positive.   And we’ve worked the kinks out of the logistics of travelling with all of this gear and an entire set with us throughout the country.   (And we’re getting more sleep as a result.)

You can read more about it from a first hand account here from Story & Heart community member Nic Justice.

Here are some comments from yesterday’s Boston Directing Motion Tour stop – hope to see many of you on the road!   The larger cities are close to selling out, if you find that the venue in your are sells out,  there are still seats in the slightly less populated venus FYI.   We’ve had people fly in from London, Australia and Canada already…  which is quite flattering to say the least!

If you can’t make it in person for whatever reason , we’re going to shoot the workshop and make it available for download on May 31st – more info here.   There’s no sustitute for taking part of course – so I suggest you try to make it if you can.   We’re all having a blast (and yes that’s Peter Hurley operating on the JL Fisher dolly above.)


"Do.  Not.  Pass. Go.  Attend this workshop!  What I learned in 12 hours will last me a lifetime – you can’t put a price on that.  THANK YOU."   – Alexia Prichard
"A truly great experience covering an awful lot of ground.   A terrific combination of personal experience and advice, referenced cinematic material and live, hands-on experience."   – Junius Beebe
"Incredibly informative and highly recommended."  – Nick McKinless (flew in from LONDON) Filmmaker / Stuntman (Sherlock Holmes – the movie)  / Action Director 
"Hit the nail on the head – loved the film examples and hands on.  Will use this content every day."   – Tim Davidson
"Fantastic day yesterday!  If you are think about it:  Do it.  Don’t miss it.  Absolutely worth it."  – Pablo Ricardo
"Vincent hits one out of the park in Boston!" – Don Winkler
"Phenomenal job by Vincent Laforet at Boston’s stop for the DMTour."  – Tony Yu / Founder Lens Protogo
"Learned invaluable tips about how to use motion in cinematography."  – Elliot Gould
"Thanks again for a great and inspiring workshop.  Learned a lot of directing techniques and theory."  – Helder Mira
"Excellent workshop!   Dissecting the film scenes live dramatically taught me about camera movement and the motivation for moving the camera.   Hands on demonstrations showed what needed to happen behind the scenes to get the coverage required to get it on screen.  I also gained a new appreciation for how much time and concentration is required to film motion."   – Carl Vernlund
"An incredible value – inspiring, educational & invaluable."   – Dan Rosario
"I had a great experience at DMT, refreshing some old techniques that I knew, and learning many new and important techniques.  I appreciate the hands-on experiences and the one-on-one opportunity to discuss with Vincent and experiment with the equipment."  – Helder Mira
"This was well worth the money!   There were more take aways than I know what to do with!"   – David Maloney
"Love it!"  -Franck Pierron
Here’s a list of the upcoming cities and dates  below:




1. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 – Philadelphia

2. Thursday, May 8, 2014 – Newark

3. Saturday, May 10, 2014 – Boston

4. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – Columbus

5. Thursday, May 15, 2014 – Detroit

6. Saturday, May 17th, 2014 – Indianapolis

7. Sunday, May 18, 2014 – Chicago

8. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – St. Louis

9. Thursday, May 22, 2-14 – Minneapolis

10. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 – Denver

11. Thursday, May 29, 2014 – Salt Lake City

12. Saturday, May 31, 2014 – Vancouver

13. Sunday, June 1st, 2014 – Seattle

14. Tuesday, June 3, 2014 – Portland

15. Friday, June 6th, 2014 – San Jose

16. Sunday, June 8th, 2014 – San Francisco

17. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 – Sacramento

18. Saturday, June 14, 2014 – Irvine

19. Sunday, June 15, 2014 – L.A/Burbank

20. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – San Diego

21. Thursday, June 19th, 2014 – Phoenix

22. Saturday, June 21, 2014 – Austin

23. Sunday, June 22, 2014 – Dallas

24. Tuesday, June 24. 2014 – Houston

25. Thursday, June 26, 2014 – New Orleans

26. Saturday June 28, 2014 – Nashville

27. Sunday, June 29, 2014 – Atlanta

28. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 – Ft. Lauderdale

29. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 – Charlotte

30. Tuesday, July 10, 2014 – Brooklyn, NY

31. Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Washington, DC

32. Sunday, July 13, 2014 – NYC