5 JUNE 9-12h Rigging for Food - Geoff Binns-Calvey

 Rigging for Food - Geoff Binns-Calvey
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Topic:  On set rigging, and model-making techniques for still and motion photography
Language: English
Duration: 3 hours
Education objective: To learn some tips and techniques for on set rigging, including high speed photo and motion shooting. 
Required level: Could be for all levels, although experienced commercial photographers will probably benefit most. 
Equipment: A notebook and camera optional
Location: Food Innovation House - Lysholt Allé 3
 Wednesday 5 JUNE 9-12h .   (Repeated from Tuesday 4 JUNE 14-17h)


About the workshop

Geoff will share some of his "on set magic" , from creating custom made acrylic "hot coals" to make a barbeque grill look red hot and smoky without heating the food; to splash setups, timing and delay rigs with laser triggers and pneumatic flippers, to capture high speed imagery; and tricks to make cornflakes fall on cue, burgers hit their mark on the bun, and sandwiches "freeze" in midair; as well as working with ice and frost, whether real or artificial, rigging an ice chest so the ice won't melt and the cans and bottles stay where you want them to; and several other techniques that can apply to both still and motion shoots.

About Geoff Binns-Calvey

Geoff Binns-Calvey is a leading tabletop rigger and special effects designer in Chicago. With thirty five years of experience, his work has been seen in countless commercials, still photos, films, and theatrical productions.
Geoff was a carpenter, then a set builder, then studio manager, then propmaker, designer, effects creator, beer stylist, and whatever else pays the bills. He started in the still photo world, moved into motion work, and is now back to around a 50/50 mix, as more photographers move into the motion world. Whatever the shot, his job as a rigger is to take away any worry over the mechanics of it, and let the photographer or director focus on light, style, composition, and the overall beauty of the image.
With a range of custom rigs and equipment, and the ability to create "on the fly", Geoff has the tools and experience to let you get the perfect shot, whether it's a single shrimp doing a perfect somersault into the sauce, or a barbeque grill with a half dozen steaks, over controllable flames and smoke.

Visit Geoffs website at www.manbehindthecurtain.net/


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Price and payment

On the tickets apply a local non deductible Danish VAT of 25%.

Payment is possible by PayPal (also accepts credit card payments) or bank transfer.

Banktransfer details:

Bank: Triodos bank NV C/Jose Echegaray, 5 28230 Las Rozas de Madrid, Spain

Account owner address: FOODPHOTO FESTIVAL S.L. C/ Castellot, 9, 08871 GARRAF/BARCELONA, Spain

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IBAN: ES 54 1491 0001 22 3000109077
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Refund in case of cancellations

Cancellations have to be done in writing to info@foodphotofestival.com. For a full refund, cancellation must be made until 1 month prior to the event. A 20€ handling fee will be substracted from the refund; Paypal fees will not be refunded. 50% refund up until 2 weeks prior to the event, except fees. No refund will be done less than 2 weeks prior to the event.


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  • National: between 2 and 6 days
  • Europe: between 6 and 8 days
  • Rest of the world: depending on county

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In all other cases NO refunds will be done.