Adventures in Field Production – Lessons for Every Filmmaker


Occurred on Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Guest Speaker: Jeffrey Lehmann

Original event synopsis

Learn how to survive and thrive under the most high pressured and dangerous shooting conditions in destinations around the world. Highlights include avoiding arrest, camera seizures, and even death by dangerous wildlife. And you thought shooting without a permit was risky!

There is something for everyone involved with filmmaking. What happens when pre-production is compressed or done on the fly? How to get shots when you only have one opportunity? Secrets of getting clean sound in hostile environments? MacGyver lighting tricks for the field. Using local talent or importing it with you. Etc.

The lessons don't stop once shooting has wrapped.  There is much to be learned from editing a documentary.  Is the story preconceived or does it come to mind only after reviewing the footage?  How do you develop the script for voice over? Do you use stock footage?  How do you market your work and build an income stream?  Wow, that's a lot to cover and then there is Q&A.

About our speaker
Jeffrey Lehmann is a multi EMMY awarding host and producer. In his more than twenty years as a filmmaker he has seen it all and lived through it.  At the ripe old age of 14, he was already considered an explorer. A unique set of circumstances landed him in Western Europe with a passport and a Eurail Pass in hand, and for three months he explored the continent alone (read more here). Jeff now has his own travel site (Weekend Explorer) and award winning video production company (Barnstormer Productions).  Be sure to check out his new series Maritime Silk Road.


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