Canon Creative Studio Announces Schedule for Sundance 2017

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Sundance ShotThe 2017 Sundance Film Festival begins today in Park City, Utah, kicking off a star-studded ten-day celebration of filmmaking. In addition to showing over 200 feature-length and short film selections, the festival is home to innovative industry panels, events, and exhibitions. If you’re lucky enough to be attending Sundance this year, put the Canon Creative Studio at the top of your list of things to do. A hub for all aspects of filmmaking from pre-production through post, Canon is offering visitors a chance to test out its top-notch equipment (like the groundbreaking new EOS C700) and participate in thought-provoking chats with industry experts. It’s also a great place a place to grab a coffee and snacks while meeting other filmmakers from across the globe. Even if you aren’t at the festival this year, be sure to catch Canon’s filmmaker panels when they stream via Facebook Live. Take a look at the schedule below to see everything the Canon Creative Studio is offering at the 2017 Sundance Festival.

What’s Happening at the Canon Creative Studio

Canon Live Learning Sessions
Get hands-on training with Canon’s newest cinema products, including the EOS C700, EOS C300 Mark II, EOS 5D Mark IV, ME20F-SH, XC15, and more. Loren Simons, Canon’s Senior Product and Sales Trainer, and David Doko, Professional Market Rep, will lead small group sessions on the topics that matter most to filmmakers.

Filmmaker Panels with IndieWire
Canon and IndieWire have partnered up to host a six-part panel series, featuring interviews with top Festival filmmakers.  The panels will be recorded live at the Canon Creative Studio and streamed through Facebook Live via IndieWire’s page, so all are invited to join in on the conversation. Full schedule below.

Sundance FF Filmmaker Portrait Studio with IMDbPro
Canon invites cinematographers, editors, production designers, directors, and other filmmakers of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to get their portrait taken by photographer Michael Ori. Guests will go home with an 8″ x 10″ copy of their stunning portraits, printed on the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000. IMDbPro staff will be on-site and can instantly update your IMDbPro profile with your new headshot.

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Schedule of Events


SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

Panel | Rory Kennedy on TAKE EVERY WAVE: The Life of Laird Hamilton
1:30 PM
Director Rory Kennedy has made it her life’s passion to bring untold tales and unsung heroes to light through filmmaking. In this intimate, one-on-one conversation, the fabled documentarian discusses her process behind the lens and how the EOS C300 Mark II helps her capture the truth on film.
– Rory Kennedy (Dir., TAKE EVERY WAVE: The Life of Laird Hamilton)
– Chris O’Falt (Moderator, IndieWire)

Panel | Filmmaking in 4K
3:30 PM
Filmmakers discuss embracing new technology and tools to tell their stories, focusing on 4K and its role in the future of filmmaking.
– Ben Bloodwell (DP, Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On)
– Bryan Donnell (DP, Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On)
– Alan Jacobsen (DP, Strong Island)
– Chris O’Falt (Moderator, IndieWire)

Canon Live Learning | Lovely Lux:  Cinema EOS After Dark
5 PM
Join Loren Simons, Canon’s own Senior Product and Sales Trainer, and cinematographer Eve Cohen for a hands-on experience with Cinema EOS in low light.  See firsthand how the EOS C700, EOS C300 Mark II, and ME20F-SH handle low-light and no-light scenes.
–  Loren Simons (Sr. Product and Sales Trainer, Canon)
–  Eve Cohen (Cinematographer)

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 22

Canon Live Learning | Hands on with Cinema EOS
11:30 AM
Get to know Cinema EOS at this hands-on workshop with Canon’s newest cinema camera, the EOS C700, as well as the EOS C300 Mark II and XC15.  From the studio to aerials to gimbals and crash cams, Canon will be there so you never have to compromise on image quality.
–  Loren Simons (Sr. Product and Sales Trainer, Canon)

Panel | Jim Frohna on I Love Dick
1:30 PM
Cinematographer Jim Frohna (Transparent) chats about his creative vision for Amazon Studios’ intimate new series I Love Dick, shot in 4K on the EOS C300 Mark II.
–  Jim Frohna (DP, I Love Dick)
– Chris O’Falt (Moderator, IndieWire)

Panel | Matthew Heineman on City of Ghosts
3:30 PM
The award-winning filmmaker behind Oscar-nominated Cartel Land returns to Park City to discuss his latest documentary City of Ghosts, shot on the front lines on the EOS C300 Mark II.
–  Matthew Heineman  (Dir./DP, City of Ghosts)
–  Chris O’Falt  (Moderator, IndieWire)

Raise Your Glass to Cinematography
6:00 PM
By invitation only
Canon’s fifth annual celebration toasting to the filmmakers of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 23

Canon Live Learning | Shooting for HDR
11:30 AM
This seminar will show how to utilize HDR Reference Displays on shoots for optimal delivery and grading of HDR/Wide Color Gamut projects.  With the emergence of HDR capabilities and standards for theatrical projection, broadcast, and broadband delivery, there exists an opportunity to express creative visions never before possible.  This presentation provides the information needed to properly evaluate imagery in HDR acquisition using reference displays on set, near set, and in finishing.
–  David Doko  (Professional Market Rep, Canon)

Panel | Girl Talk Live:  Women in Cinematography
1:30 PM
Kate Erbland’s weekly Girl Talk series, which examines women in film, comes to life in this conversation about cinematography from a female perspective.
–  Catherine Goldschmidt (DP, Abstract: The Art of Design and White Riot: London)
–  Nadia Hallgren (DP, Motherland)
–  Quyen Tran (DP, Deidra & Laney Rob a Train and The Little Hours)
–  Kate Erbland (Moderator, IndieWire)

Panel | The New EOS C700:  A Q&A with the The Calling Filmmakers
3:30 PM
Location:  CineTransformer, 500 Main St.
Join Canon for a look at their newest cinema camera and a special screening of The Calling, the first film shot on the EOS C700. Director Tyler Stableford and cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC explore the versatility of the C700’s low light capabilities and vast dynamic range, creating a stunning portrait of life in Colorado’s high country. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, moderated by Canon’s Senior Film and TV Advisor Tim Smith.
– Tyler Stableford (Director)
– Billy Hobson (Colorist)
– Paul Hawxhurst (2nd AC)
– Tim Smith (Moderator, Sr. Film & Television Advisor, Canon)

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

Canon Live Learning | Hands on with Cinema EOS
11:30 AM
Get to know Cinema EOS at this hands-on workshop with Canon’s newest cinema camera, the EOS C700, as well as the EOS C300 Mark II and XC15. From the studio to aerials to gimbals and crash cams, Canon will be there so you never have to compromise on image quality.
–  Loren Simons (Sr. Product and Sales Trainer, Canon)

Panel | Collaborations:  Cinematography and Editing of ICARUS
1:30 PM
From production to post, there are few relationships more synergetic than that between the cinematographer and editor. Cinematographer Jake Swantko and editor Jon Bertain discuss the collaborative dance between DP and editor and their work on festival documentary Icarus.
–  Jake Swantko (DP, ICARUS)
–  Jon Bertain (Editor, ICARUS)
–  Chris O’Falt (Moderator, IndieWire)

Canon Live Learning | 4K DSLR Filmmaking
3:30 PM
This seminar is designed for the discerning DSLR filmmaker looking to move into 4K production and delivery.  Learn more about the benefits of 4K and get hands-on time with Canon’s impressive new 4K DSLRs — the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS 1DX Mark II.
– Loren Simons (Sr. Product and Sales Trainer, Canon)

Learn more about Canon Creative Studio: https://canonsff17.splashthat.com/

-S&P-

Photos courtesy of Sundance Institute and Canon

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