Zacuto USA

March 28, 2012 15:36 ET

Zacuto Sponsors Event Cinema Workshop Event During NAB

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Mar 28, 2012) - Professional filmmakers, Joe Simon and Kevin Shahinian, are back again with a one-day workshop and Zacuto is proud to be a sponsor. The all new filmmaker workshop will take place during the NAB convention at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on April 15th 2012.

"I'm really excited by the opportunities live event filmmakers have been given to dive into the world of commercial documentary filmmaking and narrative fiction," says Shahinian. "The lines between reality and cinematic reality are blurring now more than ever. Major broadcasters and producers are demanding more well-rounded filmmakers who can deliver incredible production value on a limited budget and small crew. Filmmakers will always be faced with inherent limitations and crippling challenges, regardless of the size and scope of their project. Telling a powerful story through polished imagery requires an efficient workflow, adaptability and the confidence to master multiple skill-sets. This is an exciting time filled with opportunities for filmmakers to go beyond the conventional wisdom and reach their true potential."

The focus of this particular workshop will include ways to achieve maximum production value when working with a limited schedule and budget, the importance of pre-production logistics and planning, advanced narrative theories and fundamentals of screen-directing, set protocol and working with a small crew, creative problem-solving within the stresses of production, essential gear and proven workflows to deliver on time and under budget, along with hands-on shooting exercises in real-world environments with the all new Canon C300 camera.

The workshop is guaranteed to be a great opportunity for live event, corporate, commercial and independent filmmakers looking to take their productions to the next level. The cost of the workshop is $700 and space will be limited to 15 attendees. For more information or to register for the workshop, please visit

Zacuto, located in Chicago, Illinois, is known for their "Made in the USA" brand of high quality, originally designed camera accessories. Their camera rental house division builds custom camera packages and delivers nationwide. Zacuto Films produces original programming and recently won a 2011 Emmy Award (Regional Chapter) for their webisodic program, FilmFellas and a 2010 Emmy Award (Regional Chapter) for The Great Camera Shootout 2010. For more information, visit or follow @Zacuto on Twitter.