Canon Announces Full Program For Annual Creative Studio Sundance Event

Canon will hold inspiring panel discussions with Sundance Film Festival filmmakers and exhibit its latest filmmaking tools, including the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II, EOS C500, and cinema lenses at its annual Invite-Only Canon Creative Studio sessions, taking place January 24-26, 2015 in Park City, Utah.

Canon supports the filmmaking process at this daily hub for cinematographers, directors, producers, and crew, demonstrating the many ways Canon can facilitate the creative art of storytelling.

Schedule of Events:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 
Canon Live Learning | Hands On with the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II – 12pm
The new EOS C100 Mark II is a versatile tool for independent filmmakers, no matter the size and scale of the project.  Canon’s Loren Simons offers an experiential demo of the camera’s three standout features:  its low-light prowess, its smooth Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and its remote control networking capabilities that enhance creative freedom.
Instructor:  Loren Simons (Sr. Product and Sales Trainer, Canon USA)

Panel | The Female Perspective: Women in Cinematography –  1pm
A group of inspirational cinematographers gather for an illuminating conversation about their craft and women in the creative arts.  The three will discuss how they got their start in the business, their creative inspirations, their mentors, and how they work behind the camera.
Panelists:  Rachel Morrison (DP, Dope, What Happened, Miss Simone?), Laela Kilbourn (DP, How to Dance in Ohio), Dagmar Weaver-Madsen (DP, Unexpected)
Moderator:  Paula Bernstein (Filmmaker Toolkit Editor, Indiewire)

Panel | The Sky’s The Limit:  Drone Cinematography and the Future of Filmmaking – 2pm
Unmanned aircraft are the future of aerial cinematography, but it’s still the Wild West in the sky.  In this panel, industry experts will break down what to know before you fly and the must-have tools to take your next film to new heights.
Panelists: Willis Chung (Producer and Expert Pilot, DJI), Tim Smith (Sr. Film and Television Advisor, Canon USA), Michael Chambliss (Western Region Business Representative, ICG IATSE Local 600)
Moderator:  Naida Albright (Canon Industry Advisor)

Panel | The Overnight’s John Guleserian on the Cinema EOS C500 – 3pm
Indie comedy The Overnight brings cinematographer John Guleserian back to Park City for his fourth consecutive year.  The acclaimed DP behind Sundance tour de forces Like Crazyand Song One discusses why he chose the Canon Cinema EOS C500 for his latest feature.
Panelists: John Guleserian (Cinematographer), Tim Smith (Sr. Film and Television Advisor, Canon USA)
Moderator:  Paula Bernstein (Filmmaker Toolkit Editor, Indiewire)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25
Canon Live Learning | Hands On with the EOS C100 Mark II – 12pm
The new EOS C100 Mark II is a versatile tool for independent filmmakers, no matter the size and scale of the project.  Canon’s Loren Simons offers an experiential demo of the camera’s three standout features:  its low-light prowess, its smooth Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and its remote control networking capabilities that enhance creative freedom.
Instructor:  Loren Simons (Sr. Product and Sales Trainer, Canon USA)

Panel | Cut the Comedy: The Capture and Edit of Misery Loves Comedy – 1pm
Presented in partnership with Adobe, this panel explores the making of Sundance documentary Misery Loves Comedy.  DP Adam McDaid and Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Rob Legato – who served as a consulting editor for this film – take us behind the scenes for an illuminating conversation about the workflow of Canon’s Cinema EOS C300 with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Panelists: Adam McDaid (Cinematographer), Rob Legato (Consulting Editor), Mike Kanfer (Sr. Strategic Development Manager, Adobe), Tim Smith (Sr. Film & Television Advisor, Canon USA)
Moderator:  Paula Bernstein (Filmmaker Toolkit Editor, Indiewire)

Panel | Behind the Screams: Eli Roth on the Making of Knock Knock with EOS-1D C – 3pm
Park City At Midnight was made for horror kings like Eli Roth, whose latest spine-tingler Knock Knock stars Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, and Anna de Armas. Roth and his team discuss shooting with the Cinema EOS-1D C and why this DSLR was a dream for capturing his nightmarish script.
Panelists: Eli Roth (Director), Antonio Quercia (Cinematographer), Aaron Burns (Actor)
Moderator:  Paula Bernstein (Filmmaker Toolkit Editor, Indiewire)

MONDAY, JANUARY 26
Canon Live Learning | Hands On with the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II – 12pm
The new EOS C100 Mark II is a versatile tool for independent filmmakers, no matter the size and scale of the project.  Canon’s Loren Simons offers an experiential demo of the camera’s three standout features:  its low-light prowess, its smooth Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and its remote control networking capabilities that enhance creative freedom.
Instructor:  Loren Simons (Sr. Product and Sales Trainer, Canon USA)

Panel | Get Real: Documentary Filmmaking with Cinema EOS – 1pm
We gather some of the brightest and boldest non-fiction storytellers to tell the tales of their real-life films and talk about their tech tools of choice for documentary work.
Panelists: Crystal Moselle (Director/DP, The Wolfpack), Thaddeus Wadleigh (DP, The Hunting Ground), Bradley Stonesifer, (DP, Call Me Lucky), Tim Smith (Sr. Film and Television Advisor, Canon USA)
Moderator:  Paula Bernstein (Filmmaker Toolkit Editor, Indiewire)

Canon Presentation | Bending the Light Special Screening and Q&A – 3pm
Location:  New Frontier Microcinema (573 Main Street)
Canon hosts a screening of Bending the Light*, a documentary celebrating the craft of photography from celebrated director Michael Apted. A lively Q&A will follow the screening with featured cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC, spotlighting his creative process, the craft of cinematography, and the Canon Cinema EOS lenses and cameras that help bring his stories to life.
Panelist: Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC
Moderator:  Paula Bernstein (Filmmaker Toolkit Editor, Indiewire)

Canon Closing Cocktail Party –  4:30pm
Festival attendees are invited back to 427 Main Street following the Bending the Light screening and Q&A to celebrate the wrap of the Canon Creative Studio.

*Bending the Light is screening as part of Canon’s corporate presentation.  It is not an official selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Canon Creative Studio at 2015 Sundance Film Festival
January 24-January 26, 2015
11am-6pm
427 Main Street
Park City, UT
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