Join commercial photographers; Chris Santucci, Katie Friedman, Gregory Addo, Lindsay Sisting, and KC Kratt as we talk about what photographers look for when hiring photo assistants, what is expected of them on set, and how you can be the best asset on a production.
Chris Santucci has served as Director of Photography on 9 feature length films and numerous short films including the Telly Award winning Tiny Magic, which was accepted into the prestigious Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival. His commercial work consistently receives Addy and Telly awards and he’s known for his lighting ability as well as a willingness to always go the extra mile.
Katie Friedman is a photographer newly relocated to her hometown of Buffalo, NY, after nearly two decades away spent in Boston, San Francisco, and Brooklyn. Previous to returning to Buffalo, she worked in magazines in NYC, holding positions as the staff photographer at Glamour, and previously Elle magazine. Her photography has appeared in Glamour, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Buffalo Magazine, Glamour.com, Elle.com, HarpersBazaar.com, Cosmopolitan.com, Esquire.com, and MarieClaire.com.
Gregoy Addo is a New York-based videographer focused on creating high-quality, compelling video for a range of clients. Specializing in documentary-style and on-location shooting, Greg performs all aspects of video production: from pre-production to directing, to multi-camera setups and video editing
Lindsay Sisting is the ASMP Assistant Advocacy Committee Chair and an Architectural and Real Estate Photographer. Her work as Digital Tech, Photo Assistant, and Grip allows her to bridge both still and motion projects in Western NY. She will discuss topics on self-promotion, invoicing, bookkeeping and taxes; along with showing off what equipment she brings to each job.
KC Kratt is a long standing member of ASMP, a highly regarded Buffalo based photographer who has photographed everything from Corporate Portraits to the Yukon territories.
Come participate in an evening discussion about the photography and video community, the do’s and don’ts as an assistant, and how you can get paid to learn! You’ll get a hands-on look at what we use in the industry today, including LEDs, strobes, stands, and light modifiers. Plus, tour the studio where still and motion projects come together in downtown Buffalo! dPost Studio has two spaces for photography including a 2000 sq ft sound stage with 42’x32’ hard cyc wall, green screen options, client lounge and green rooms for talent. Studio B is a ‘set house’ with working kitchen and customizable lifestyle shooting spaces. You don’t want to miss this event!