Hungry Eye Hits The Road This May For The Inaugural…
This afternoon, team Hungry Eye are extremely proud and excited to announce that we will be taking to the streets for the very first time this May 2nd for a full day of hands-on opportunities, coupled with exclusive presentations, conversation & networking. HUNGRY EYE: EXPOSED #1 – Hungry Eye
Friday 2nd May 2014 // Falmouth University // Penryn Campus – Treliever Road, Penryn – Cornwall TR10 9FE.
Program for the day will include two presentations, followed by a Q&A session with both Peter Dench…
“Photojournalist and Hungry Eye contributor Peter Dench is only 42 years old but already feels like a page out of history; not because he’s done anything particularly historic, but because he has witnessed so much change in his 15 years working in the industry. Dench will give a presentation about his photographic work and practice, more significantly, he will explain what has to be done to remain active and survive as a lens based operator.”
And Tom Oldham…
“Tom is a London-based portrait photographer who spends a lot of time with musicians and sports people. As a freelance for 15 years, he has experienced most of the ecstatic highs and excruciating lows that seem to be the rites of passage to becoming a photographer. Tom will show some new work and also promises to do his best to explain how it all happened for him”.
We will also be screening the excellent documentary from Tomas Leach during the day in Falmouth University’s Cinema. We recently spoke with Tomas (Issue 2, Vol.2) where he told us of his time with Saul, what inspired him to find the man, how he has been driven creatively by his work and his humanity since spending a great deal of his final days with him.
In No Great Hurry…
“I believe there is such a thing as a search for beauty”
Saul Leiter could have been lauded as the great pioneer of colour photography, but was never driven by the lure of success. Instead he preferred to drink coffee and photograph in his own way, amassing an archive of beautiful work that is now piled high in his New York apartment.
In a funny, intimate and moving film, In No Great Hurry follows Saul as he deals with the triple burden of cleaning an apartment full of memories, becoming world famous in his 80’s and fending off a pesky film maker.
Among others joining us in Cornwall this May are Panasonic UK, who will be coming armed with a host of opportunities to trial some of the newest 4K solutions on the market, including the new GH4 (released 5th May).
At Falmouth University Nick Driftwood and Hugh Hastings will guide you through the best options for taking photographs and making films using this impressive kit. Including the setup, audio, picture setting, and the range of lenses and accessories that will work alongside the GH4. With the help of Lumix Product Specialist, Mark Baber, they will show you how to make your images and video as best-looking for stills and broadcasting purposes as possible. See how you can get the best out of the h264 compression and how to finalise your work for Vimeo/Youtube and Theatre/Cinema release.
Mark Baber will be on hand to show you the DMW-YAGHE Interface unit, designed exclusively for professional/industrial workflow, enabling more powerful video transmission, complying with Full HD (4:2:2 / 10 bit) four parallel output or 4K (4:2:2 / 10 bit) output, both with time code.
During the day, visitors will be able to see live demonstrations being output on a large Panasonic 4K monitor.
Nick Driftwood has been producing broadcast quality material for the UK television market, interactive video media for Internet & multimedia delivery and has wide experience in the production of music videos, live theatre, live comedy and film production. His company is well versed in all UK broadcast standards, content delivery and the very latest in media composition. Nicks clients include numerous International Broadcast Companies, Brighton Council, International Nuit Blanc Festivals, Spiegeltent theatre & Events, plus many more. His next film is ‘Swim to Land’.
Hugh Hastings began his photographic career directly from school in the London West End studio of Photographic Techniques Ltd working as Assistant and then Photographer, for clients including Sony, British Steel, Fiat, London Transport and Thames Water. After five years at the studio he then became the Official Photographer at a Premier League Football Club for nine years, and now manages the Official Photo Archive for the Club. He has had two books published of his football work. In recent years he has moved to Cornwall to specialise in architectural, interior, while still undertaking sports work behind-the-scenes and photo journalistic projects.
During his extensive career Hugh has worked with equipment ranging from 4×5 view cameras right down through 6x6cm systems to the most exclusive 35mm cameras. In December 2012 he switched his 35mm to the Micro Four Thirds format and off his own initiative contacted Panasonic to show the company the quality he was achieving with their cameras and lenses. He has since gone on to talk at several photographic events about his experiences as a photographer and specifically of the benefits of the new, smaller camera systems.
In addition to working as a photographer, Hugh is a published author of a children’s adventure novel (High Tide, published by Mabecron Books) and uses his contacts and communications experience working for the Cornish-based ShelterBox charity, helping to raise awareness of their work.
Be there with us on the 2nd May 2014 for the very first Hungry Eye: Exposed event by calling 0870 777 9778 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
Hungry Eye: Exposed – in association with Panasonic (further partners tba)