LAPPG February 2018: Creative Trends For 2018 & Shooting On A Short Schedule

This week, LAPPG (Los Angeles Post Production Group) brings Shutterstock’s Jon-Paul Harrison to discuss the creative trends of 2018, as well as Director of Photography Dan Kneece on shooting on a short schedule.

Creative Trends Dominating Visual Production in 2018

Fantasy, new minimalism and space are trends that should be top of mind for all producers, filmmakers and advertisers as they strategize creative planning for the year ahead. Billions of data points based on search and download choices, combined with insights from visual experts, helps determine the forecasted trends that influence creative direction and design aesthetics around the world. New demands created by cultural phenomenons such as ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Blade Runner’ include soundtracks and clips that replicate these retro sci-fi scores and aesthetics, creating unique genres like Sci-Fi Synth and Nordic Noir. In this talk, Jon-Paul Harrison, Business Development Manager, Entertainment at Shutterstock, will discuss the rising global trends and predictions for 2018 based on behavioral search and download data from Shutterstock’s music and video libraries.
Creative Trends 2018
Jon-Paul Harrison is the Senior Sales Manager of Entertainment at Shutterstock where he unites rich, global content with the leading studios, production houses and entertainment outlets across the west coast. An established licensing executive with over a decade of experience, Jon-Paul is proactively involved in the Los Angeles photography and filmmaking community, guest lecturing at the University of Southern California and Santa Monica College. He has also served as a two-time judge for the industry respected Photo District News (PDN) Great Outdoors Contest and sat on the board of directors for the Telluride Photo Festival, emceeing the festival in its final year.

Strategic Insights for Shooting a Short Schedule Indie Feature

In demand Director of Photography Dan Kneece, will be stepping out from behind the camera to share insights on how to successfully approach a short schedule indie feature. Based on his experience from this past year with completely different genres and budgets in close succession, Dan is excited to share some common threads and valuable lessons based on his work on the soon to be released period piece about Mary Pickford, the modern day story Bad Stepmother for Lifetime and the forth coming horror film, Gothic Harvest.
Dan Kneece started filming motion pictures at age 13 when his Mother bought a Super 8 camera. He began his professional camera operating career shooting news for WIS-TV, and was taught Steadicam by inventor Garrett Brown which lead to a 28 year career as a Steadicam Operator and an ongoing professional relationship with Director David Lynch on films such as Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive. Dan also operated two films for Quentin Tarantino, Death Proof and Jackie Brown on which he was also “A” camera operator. On the music video side Dan operated Steadicam on Crazy N Love for Beyonce and many, many others. Dan now uses his knowledge and extensive filmmaking experience to excel in his work as Director of Photography.


Eventbrite - Creative Trends for 2018 + Shooting a Short Schedule Indie Feature @ LAPPG's Feb. 15th Meeting
Or please send an email to rsvp-at-lappg-dot-com.
As always there will be plenty of time to network, enjoy some coffee and participate in our great giveaway!
$5.00 kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.


Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
@Roth Hall
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Written by Jake Fruia

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