Camera in Action with Zach Zamboni at Maine Media Workshops + College

Maine Media Workshops + College offers a variety of courses in photography, filmmaking, multimedia, and more. Join them for the CAMERA IN ACTION Workshop with DP, Zach Zamboni in September where attendees will have an opportunity to “develop cinematic techniques to capture fluid motion and dynamic scene coverage” over 7 days in scenic Maine.

This course covers the creative use of the camera in dramatic film and television production, and includes the artistic and technical responsibilities of the Director of Photography.

The course explores shot design, camera technique, point-of-view, aspect ratio, lens selection, and scene coverage for multi-camera shoots. Students will also gain insight to the working relationship between the Director of Photography and the crew.

Through lectures and hands-on production of reality-based, documentary and narrative scenarios; students come to understand the requirements for shooting in the field. Learn to prepare for shoots to provide the best camera coverage to ensure that the final edit is smooth. Every shoot is multi-camera in this intense workshop.

Students work side by side using identical set ups, including Sony F55s, custom handheld rigs, Canon compact zooms and industry sponsored cine primes, on a different location almost every day. Students are expected to shoot on their toes and protect each others’ back as a series of unknown elements are designed to surprise them while in action. This workshop tests students on their technical and creative skills as filmmakers. Students review their dailies to study growth during this highly active workshop.

LIVE! Go Creative Show with DP Zach Zamboni

The Go Creative Show Podcast goes “live” with DP Zach Zamboni at a special Thursday, May 12th Pub Night!

Join Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, as he interviews three-time, Emmy Award-winning DP, Zach Zamboni, on what it’s like to shoot internationally in challenging locations for Anthony Bourdain’s multiple award-winning series Parts Unknown.

With 100 episodes under his belt, Zach will share his experiences crossing the globe 3 times in just 6 weeks while shooting in 5 countries, including Cuba. We’ll also learn about Zach’s latest project as DP for the new Showtime series, Dark Net.

About Go Creative Show
The Go Creative Show is a show dedicated to the creative professionals in the Film, Video, Music and Television industries. As a melting pot of all things new, inspired and experienced by creative professionals in the video, film, TV and music industries, the Go Creative Show has listeners in over 160 countries, and has become one of the most listened-to podcasts of its kind. It continues to grow as more and more creative types become addicted to this illuminating little capsule of shared experiences and gear talk each week.

The podcast is hosted by multi-talented director and visual storyteller, Ben Consoli, owner of BC Media Productions. Ben’s creative energy surges through many pipelines—Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Video Producer, Songwriter and Composer. Ben is also the former lead singer of the rock band Violet Nine. Learn more at

About Zach Zamboni
Raised in Maine, Zamboni studied Philosophy, Writing and Cinematography at the University of Maine, the University of East Anglia in the UK and at the Maine Workshops. He learned the art and technique of lighting as an electrician and gaffer within the ranks of New York’s independent feature and commercial world.

As a Director of Photography, Zach has spent years working abroad in every climate and continent. More than 10,000 hours of international camera work have given him a rare perspective on people and cultures near and far.

Zach’s work includes: Dark Net for Showtime, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown for CNN, The Getaway for NBC/Universal, The Layover and No Reservations for Travel Channel, Gourmet’s Diary of A Foodie for WGBH/National Geographic as well as a variety of other film, doc and television work.

Zach is a three-time Primetime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming. To learn more about Zach, visit his website at and follow him on Twitter @zachzamboni.

6:00 to 8:00pm with Pizza + Beer (must be 21+ to drink)

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If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot. Thanks!