The Portland Film Festival has always been as much about making films as it is about watching them. Today, cameras capable of shooting cinema-quality video are cheaper and more accessible than ever before, meaning any independent filmmaker can get the tools to give his or her film the look it deserves. However, access to tools alone won’t make a film.
As a camera store, we here at Pro Photo Supply obviously get excited about new technology and products, and we love putting those cameras in as many filmmakers’ hands as possible. But we also know how important education is in training would-be directors and cinematographers in the art of filmmaking. It used to be that it took years of education just to get to a point where one had access to a high-end movie camera. Now, people can literally shoot first and ask questions later. This has made education all the more important.
That’s why Pro Photo Supply is happy to support and partner with a number of local film education resources, and we are excited to once again welcome the Portland Film Festival back to the Pro Photo Supply Event Center for another week of great workshops and filmmaker presentations.
For more information on events at Pro Photo Supply, follow the “Events/Education” link at www.prophotosupply.com.