Interviews

Whether it's our ongoing World Class YouTube series, or our photographer spotlights, our interviews series is here to introduce you to our industry's up-and-coming and veteran image makers.

Forging Relationships in Photography Projects w/ Naomi Harris | WC Ep. 8

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In episode eight of our ongoing YouTube series, World Class, Vistek video producer Dale Sood Skypes with award winning documentary photographer Naomi Harris. Multiple award-winning documentary photographer Naomi Harris knows how to settle in for the long haul. She’s logged a year with Seniors in Miami Beach (Haddon Hall), five years with swingers (America Swings), seven years in theme parks (EUSA), and even drove 30,000 km across America “talking with, and photographing, a variety of people affiliated with both the Democratic and the Republican parties as well as those who didn’t, or couldn’t, vote” in an effort to figure out how the polls and…

One Man Band Survival Guide w/ Director & DOP Ben Staley | WC Ep. 7

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In episode seven of our ongoing YouTube series, World Class, Vistek video producer Dale Sood Skypes with Emmy Award winning director and cinematographer Ben Staley. Emmy Award winning director & cinematographer Ben Staley is a true renaissance man. He grew up in the wilds of Alaska and has risen to be one of America’s best do-it-all story tellers – all the while maintaining a very strong photography practice. In this episode we dissect Ben’s latest project – a feature length documentary shot and directed entirely by himself. A rare insight on what it takes to be the excellent at, well…everything.…

Directing Commercials: The Complete Process w/ Anson Fogel | WC Ep. 6

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In episode six of our ongoing YouTube series, World Class, Vistek video producer Dale Sood Skypes with one of the top commercial directors in the United States, Anson Fogel. Anson Fogel is one of the USA’s top commercial directors. As part of the production team at Camp 4 Collective, he directs and shoots for many of the world’s best brands. Anson takes us farm-to-table through the production of his recent spot for Volkswagen. This baby is chocked full of amazing insights into creating truly world class content. Directing Commercials : The Complete Process w/ Camp 4 Collective Director Anson Fogel…

Instant Dreams – The Past, Present and Future of Polaroid Cameras

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The upcoming Willem Baptist directed Instant Dreams is a beautifully shot Dutch documentary that looks back at the magic that Polaroid cameras and film brought into the world and what the future might hold for this iconic film type. Set to premiere at the world’s largest documentary festival, IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) on November 18th, the documentary promises stunning visuals and a look into the efforts scientists are making to try to uncover the mysteries of this well known and loved film type to bring it back from the dead. Synopsis “INSTANT DREAMS tells the story of a group of scientist who…

2017 Canadian Cinematographer’s Roundtable

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The 2017 Canadian Cinematographer’s Roundtable features four of the country’s most sought after image makers. Host Dale Sood sits down with four of Canada’s hottest cinematographers, Bobby Shore csc, Catherine Lutes csc, Maya Bankovic, and Scott McClellan to discuss working in today’s modern creative environment. 2017 Canadian Cinematographer’s Roundtable Bobby Shore csc: http://www.bobbyshore.com/ Catherine Lutes csc: http://www.catherinelutes.com/ Maya Bankovic http://www.mayabankovic.com/ Scott McClellan https://www.aascottmcclellan.com/ Canon Canada: http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/ Astrolab Studios: http://astrolab.studio/ Vistek: http://www.vistek.ca Canadian Society of Cinematographers: http://www.csc.ca/ Executive Produced by Arclight Productions Produced by: Martin Wojtunik & Dale Sood Directed by: Dale Sood & Martin Wojtunik Cinematography: Martin Wojtunik Produced with…

Compelling Visuals on Smaller Budgets w/ DP Romain Wilhelm | WC Ep. 5

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In episode five of our ongoing YouTube series, World Class, Vistek video producer Dale Sood Skypes with French Director of Photography Romain Wilhelm. Romain Wilhelm is an emerging French DOP who’s already proven his worth by shooting acclaimed projects with minimal time and resources. He discusses the trials and tribulations of shooting in restrictive conditions and how he’s found success despite the constraints. Compelling Visuals on Smaller Budgets Chapter Time Stamps 2:00 – Backstory 3:20 – More backstory 4:57 – Film School & Transitioning into a DOP 6:50 – The French Tradition 8:58 – Case Study #1: Le Goyard – Le Rendezvous…

Advanced Commercial Cinematography w/ Oliver Millar, csc | WC Ep. 4

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In episode four of our ongoing YouTube series, World Class, Vistek video producer Dale Sood Skypes with commercial cinematographer Oliver Millar, csc. Cinematographer Oliver Millar, csc, has helmed the camera for some of the most advanced and creative commercials today and takes us through his processes and the equipment that he uses to create his visual masterpieces. You may, in fact, have already seen some of Oliver’s work for: Mercedes Sportchek Facebook Tiffany & co Nike Lexus In the course of their hour-long discussion, Dale and Oliver talk about all the prep and equipment that go into making large-scale productions happen and…

Using emotion to lead your shooting style w/ Lauren Withrow | WC Ep. 3

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In episode three of our ongoing YouTube series, World Class, Vistek video producer Dale Sood Skypes with American Editorial Photographer Lauren Withrow. Lauren Withrow is a highly acclaimed American editorial photographer. She’s been featured in Flickr’s 20 under 20, and Photoboite’s 2015 30 women under 30. Her work is cinematic, vulnerable, and memorable. She shares with us how she gets such intimate photographs in what are often completely improvised settings. Her work is both very personal but is also a commercial success. Over the course of the hour-long interview, Dale and Lauren discuss a multitude of topics, including how Lauren…

Shooting & lighting comedy – W/ DoP Jon Aguirresarobe | WC Ep. 2

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In the second episode of our ongoing YouTube series, World Class, Vistek video producer Dale Sood Skypes with Los Angeles-based, Spanish narrative and commercial Director of Photography Jon Aguirresarobe. Over the course of the hour-long interview, they discuss the shooting & lighting techniques Jon incorporates when filming comedy as well as sharing many valuable tips & insights for up and coming filmmakers. Watch World Class Episode 2: Shooting & lighting comedy w/ Cinematographer Jon Aguirresarobe Chapter Time Stamps 1:23 – Jon’s Backstory 5:41 – Art History, and its importance in cinematography 9:25 – Art direction & working with the Art Department…

Pushing the Limits: How to Make it in Adventure Photography | WC Ep. 1

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Learn how World Class Adventure Photographer Michael Clark… …got into outdoor adventure photography, the dangers involved in this genre, his career trajectory, how to make a living in the genre and how new and evolving technology is making it easier to push the limits in this genre. Leaving behind a career as a Physicist to pursue his passion for adventure & photography, internationally published outdoor photographer Michael Clark recently sat down with Vistek to talk about his photographic style, his gear and share some tips on how you can become a better adventure photographer. https://youtu.be/c3gsvNTy0pM Michael Clark is a regular contributor…

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