3D Motion Picture Production Workshop
FullHD 3D Professional Workshops
Panasonic AG-3DA1 Twin-lens 3D Camera
Hands-On 3D Production Workshops
with Julian Chojnacki DGA, SOC, SOA

Register for workshop in Burbank

One-day Full HD 3D production Intensive workshop where you get hands-on with Panasonic's AG-3DA1 integrated twin-lens 3D Camcorder

StudentFilmmakers.com is proud to announce the Hands-On 3D Production Workshops with Julian Chojnacki. The Los Angeles event will take place Saturday, March 26, from 9:30am to 4:30pm, at the Filmtools workshop studio in Burbank, CA.

Real-life 3D images are expected to find widespread application in fields ranging from movies and TV broadcasts to industrial and educational uses. This full day intensive workshop led by Mr. Chojnacki will highlight 3D shooting techniques and best practices. Attendees will have opportunities to learn hands-on with the new Panasonic AG-3DA1 Fully-integrated 3D solid-state Camcorder with 3D monitors to walk through the 3D full HD video production workflow.

Julian was privileged when asked to shoot one of the first 3D films using the "run and gun" style of being on location. As Main operator, Steadicam, Technocrane and Underwater operator on "Final Destination 4: 3D," Julian became well adapted in 3D filmmaking. Julian looks forward to the upcoming plan to shoot a 3D Music Video with the Panasonic AG-3DA1 3D Camera. He is a member of the DGA, SOC, SOA, IATSE Local 600, IATSE Local 669 and nominated in two categories for the CMT Music Video Awards for 2006.

Click here to View Photo Gallery of Hands-On 3D Production Workshops in NYC on March 19.

Saturday, March 26, 2011
9:30am to 4:30pm
Register for workshop in Burbank
Where: Filmtools ®
1400 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506. www.filmtools.com
In California: 818-845-8066. Nation-wide: 888-807-1900
9:00am Morning Coffee and Networking.
(Check-in at 9:00am. Pick up your name badge onsite with a photo ID. )
9:30am Hands-On 3D Production Workshop
12- 1pm Lunch Break
1- 2pm Question and Answer Session
2- 4:30pm Hands-on learning with the new Panasonic AG-3DA1 Fully-integrated 3D solid-state Camcorder
Cost: $95.00. (Light lunch included.)
We have limited seating and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register now to guarantee your seat.
March 26, 2011 in Burbank, CA : Register Now.

Students with ID receive additional 10% off.

Program Details

  • How We See 3D and How the Camera Reproduces it
    - A Brief Review
  • The 3D Camera System:
    Components and How It All Works

    1. The 3D Camera Sled
    2. Controls (Convergence, IO, Mirror, the Lens)
    3. Work Flow (Recording)
    4. Editing
  • Challenges of Shooting in 3D: Advantages and Pitfalls
    1. Various camera configurations
    2. Motion Sensitivity
    3. Hair and Make up
    4. Fooling the Camera in 3D vs. 2D
  • Alterations and Limitations in Shooting
    1. Composition
    2. Lighting
    3. Movement
    4. Action and hand held vs. dolly/crane
  • Shooting with Larger 3D Systems
    1. Advantages/disadvantages
    2. Example
  • Viewing in 3D With and Without Glasses
    1. Stories from the Set
    2. Cost vs Return
    3. The Future of 3D
  • Q&A Session
  • Hands-on demonstration with the new Panasonic AG-3DA1 Fully-integrated 3D solid-state Camcorder


Who Should Attend?

Any filmmaker who wants to improve his/her skill level, by being up close with and learning from of film's great camera operators and directors. Camera operators who want to take their careers to the next level. Cinematographers interested in the new wave of 3D digital technology. Anyone interested in learning from perhaps one of the all-time best.

What Will You Learn?

3D Camerawork, 3D Shooting Techniques, and 3D Production Workflow. How the Camera Reproduces 3D. Controls (Convergence, IO, Mirror, the Lens). Advantages and Pitfalls of Shooting in 3D. The Future of 3D Production.


About the Instructor

Julian Chojnacki  DGA, SOC, SOA,
IATSE Local 600, IATSE Local 669

Julian Chojnacki's film career started when he was nine years old. While growing up in Toronto Canada, Julian began exploring the art of film using his father's wind up 8mm film camera.  His passion and drive for filmmaking continued throughout the years and in 1982, Julian participated in the prestigious International Film Workshop Program in Rockport, Maine.  Here he learned the skill of Steadicam Operating from the inventor and master, Garrett Brown.

Through his 30 years as a Camera/Steadicam Operator, Julian has had the privilege of working closely with many of the industry's most talented and accomplished Directors and Cinematographers.

It is through this experience that Julian was able to 'learn from the best' and develop his own style and vision as a Director. A well-deserved opportunity came in 1995 to Direct while working on the CBS TV series, "Nash Bridges" being filmed in San Francisco. During his years with "Nash Bridges," Julian directed 8 episodes and on occasion, simultaneously directed and operated the camera. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2000, Julian has directed additional episodic TV,  such as "The District" and "The Strip." He also Directed the TV movie, "A Mother's Testimony" for the Lifetime Network, starring Kate Jackson, as well 2nd Unit Director and Cinematographer on the film "Friday after Next" starring Ice Cube.

Julian was privileged when asked to shoot one of the first 3D films using the "run and gun" style of being on location. As Main operator, Steadicam, Technocrane and Underwater operator on "Final Destination 4: 3D", Julian became well adapted in 3D filmmaking. He was instrumental in refining the Cameron/Pace 3D camera set up for Steadicam used in Final Destination.

Additional accomplishments have Julian as Director for the short film, 'Heartburn' starring Dennis Haysbert: produced by Seymour Productions currently in post-production and DP on a feature film, "The Novelist" starring Eric Roberts; a Jon Goodman Entertainment Production, which was recently shot in Los Angeles, CA. He has written, directed, shot and edited numerous music videos of all genres.

Julian Chojnacki and Producer, Laura Mary Clarke, founded TAKE 8 Films in June, 2010; a Film, TV & Music Video production company based in Nashville, TN, with an affiliated office in Los Angeles, CA. Julian and Laura's partnership as Director, Producer, writer and editor have created a company that specializes in music videos while supporting the diversity of talented artists.

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Credits include:

Steadicam and Camera Operator:
The Final Destination (2009) also underwater camera operator.
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Backyards & Bullets (2007, TV)
Big Shots (2007, TV series)
Walking Tall (2004)
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003, TV)
Strong Medicine (2000, TV series)
Kidz in the Wood (1996, TV)
A Mother's Prayer (1995, TV)

Steadicam Operator:
Inconceivable (2008)
Jericho (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Hounded (2001, TV)
Exit Wounds (2001)
The Advocate's Devil (1997, TV)
The Other Mother: A Moment of Truth Movie (1995, TV)
Needful Things (1993)
Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
Deceived (1991)
Black Robe (1991)
Murder Times Seven (1990, TV)
Beautiful Dreamers (1990)
Walter & Carlo i Amerika (1989)
Millennium (1989)
Renegades (1989)
Dead Bang (1989)
The Kiss (1988)
Short Circuit 2 (1988)
Pin... (1988)
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Mafia Princess (1986, TV)

Camera Operator:
Rebound (2005)
Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss (2004, TV)
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
All About the Benjamins (2002)
Trial & Error (1997, TV)
Dad's Week Off (1997, TV)
Nash Bridges (TV)
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996)
Bordello of Blood (1996)
Profit (4 episodes, 1996)
Sophie & the Moonhanger (1996, TV)
Blue River (1995, TV)
Sliders (1 episode, 1995)
Serving in Silence: The MargaretheCammermeyer Story (1995, TV)
The Neverending Story III (1994)
For the Love of Aaron (1994, TV)
The Substitute (1993, TV)
For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story (1993, TV)
Queen (1993, TV mini-series)
The Amy Fisher Story (1993, TV)
Child of Rage (1992, TV)
The Hidden Room (13 episodes, 1991)
If Looks Could Kill (1991)
The Hitchhiker (41 episodes, 1983-1989)
Looking for Miracles (1989, TV)
Cocktail (1988)
Betrayal of Silence (1988, TV)

The District (1 episode, 2001)
A Mother's Testimony (2001, TV)
The Strip (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Nash Bridges (8 episodes, 1997-1999)

Country Music Television (2005) TV series

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director:
Friday After Next (2002) (second unit director)

Director of Photography:
Friday After Next (2002)

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