Masterwork 2019

As a lover of all things exciting and celebratory - when a videographer that I highly regard approached me about putting together a workshop to teach videography skills to event photographers, it didn’t take me long to say YES! Masterwork 2019 was born, and the months leading up to the workshop were exciting, action packed, and a little nerve wracking!


Adam of Aflatis Films had done workshops in the past, but they were a collaborative effort between him and a few other videographers. Masterwork 2019 was to be his first solo workshop, and if my excitement weren’t enough, his was through the roof! There are similarities between all events so we knew the basics of what we needed, from content, to a venue, to food and other vendors! Over the course of about 6 months, we got our team together, started selling tickets, and finalized our week-of plans.

Unfortunately, even the best laid plans often go awry and in this case, mother nature was to blame! Day 1 was perfect from checkin, to sessions, to our Wedding Film Night. Day 2 happened to be our most important day where students were to get actual footage, vendors were to see their hard work come to life in the form of vignettes, and we were to open up the event to a big party (for charity nonetheless). Day 2 also happened to be March 13th, AKA bomb cyclone part 1 in Colorado! As all event professionals know, when something goes wrong, what can you do but adjust?! We braved the weather, arriving at the venue at 7am to meet our students and the vendors that could make it downtown. We shortened and simplified our shoot, allowing our students to still get the footage they needed for Day 3 (editing) before sending everyone home to wait out the rest of the storm!


The workshop was back on track for Day 3, and despite the massive impact of the storm, we were over the moon with the end results. Every student walked away with a greater understanding of video, a physical example of the work they were capable of, and excitement for what the future of their businesses could hold! Adam and I were so pleased with the results that we decided to make Masterwork into a series, with the next workshop on its way in just a few months! Stay tuned! ;)

In the meantime, see some of the video action here.