The workshop season is here and we have an awesome schedule of workshops to announce. Last year was great and this season looks to be even better as we have added an HD DSLR video workshop to our program. This will cover equipment, production and shooting for documentary and narrative.
Coming Really Soon!
Rafting / Photography / Lodge Stay
Also, we are again offering one of the coolest photo courses available – a white water rafting trip / lodge stay / photo workshop on what many consider to be the premiere multi-day wilderness river in the US, the Rogue River. Check out the Rogue River Workshop for more details.
Last year many of the workshops sold out so book early to insure your spot.
Ashland, OR A hidden Gem of a Place!
Ashland, Oregon is an amazing vacation spot with the mountains, Crater Lake, the coast, rivers all right there! The small town is nestled in the mountains, has all qualities of lodging from B&B’s to inexpensive motels, quaint shopping, awesome dining, Lithia Park and the prolific and award winning Shakespeare Festival. Best of all most of the courses are held in Ashland in or near our studio, so pretty much you can walk from your hotel, to class, to dinner, to a play and to bed!
Workshop Schedule 2011:
Adventure Photography May 13-15
Location Lighting June 24-26
Rogue River Workshop September 16-19
HD DSLR Video Workshop October 7-9
Discount for Multiple Classes and Professional Associations
We offer a 15% discount to students who take multiple courses * See our About the Workshops page. We are also offering a 10% discount to ASMP members as well as members of Southern Oregon Film and Television – SOFAT.
Please contact us if you are a member and we’ll hook you up with a discount code!
Coming up this Month!
Spaces are still available but we recommend you make bookings quickly as space is limited. Register and Info here >>>Reserve a Spot for Screenwriting Workshop.
Today I got up at 4:30am to shoot some cool Bald Eagle footage for Director Joel Lesko’s upcoming documentary. In the 11 deg. weather we shot some great video in the amazing freezing fog of the Klammath Wildlife Refuge. I snapped off a couple stills as well and thought I’d share. Check out the frozen branches!
UPDATE 2: For those that didn’t get to see the footage, here’s another version cut with an already released song, “Long Way Home”. The more I listen to these guys, the more I love them. Can’t wait for the new album to drop in April.
UPDATE: We accidentally jumped the gun a bit. The band and the real video shoot were so sweet but we just need to give the band time to release the song properly. We will have an altered version of the snippet up soon with a different sound track, until “Hands of Time” can be properly introduced. I guess this makes for good propaganda and viral marketing. Check back soon to view the footage.
A couple weeks ago my friend Gary Lundgren (writer /director – Calvin Marshall starring Steve Zahn) and his long time DP Patrick Neary (dp on Calvin Marshall) shot a video for a ridiculously cool band from LA “The Janks.” The video was a 1930′s sort of speak easy concept and Patrick shot it on his 1940′s hand cranked 35mm camera. I’ve never seen anything like it. Gary invited me down to hang out with the crew as “2nd AC” and I was able to shoot a few stills and some motion clips I thought I’d share with you.
Pat is an amazing DP and I really was impressed with not only his skill as a cinematographer, but how calm he was shooting a world war II era camera, with limited stock on hand and no budget or room for errors or screwups. I’d of been totally gripped. There were about 70 people including crew and cast and everyone had a blast.
The band, a super talented and fun group, is releasing their first album and Gary and Pat are producing a few videos for it. I can’t wait to see the footage. I’ll pass it along when it’s out.
I recommend checking out the movie Calvin Marshall – it’s a great coming of age baseball movie and was shot in Southern Oregon in 2008.
Upcoming Next Month: January 25th? 2011
Jared Cruce Studio presents:
Screen Writing Class with Calvin Marshall Writer / Director Gary Lundgren
Attention all you film makers~
Update: Last November and December Jared Cruce Studiohosted an amazing class / workshop by Writer/ Director Gary Lundgren on Directing for the camera. Gary has written a ton of awesome screenplays and recently wrote, directed, and edited the feature Calvin Marshall (available on NetFlix) The class was incredible and ended up with the direction of a short scene (I shot on the 5D mkii and a steady cam) As far as classes go, my back pocket calculation is that a good workshop will give me about a year of practical learn on your own lessons. A great workshop will give me about two years of practical hands on knowledge making it well worth the investment. I would rate last months directors class that I personally took as a great workshop. In a lot of cases you get what you pay for but for this upcoming class, you are sure to get more than you pay for. Gary is doing it for dirt cheap! See Below for contact and registration info. I digress.
Gary is doing another workshop that Jared Cruce Studio is hosting next month on Screen Writing. Since the early 2000′s Gary has written about 2 screenplays each year and I would believe him when he says, “This may be the only screen writing class you will ever need to take!”
The class still has openings and will be every Tuesday evening from 6:30pm to 9pm starting January 25th. Date to be confirmed. Contact Gary @
Joma Films LLC
238 E. Main Street Ste. C
Ashland, OR 97520
M: (310) 463-8655 or email@example.com for more info and registration
If you are even thinking of taking a photo workshop any time soon you should check out the Rogue River Trip we’re doing which will be and incredible blend of rafting, photography and relaxing at the historic river side lodges.
September 5-7, 2010 and there are spots still available. Register Here.
There are some some very cool photography workshops on the books for late fall with spaces still available. Check out our current schedule here and look for our winter schedule to be out in late September and we will be adding courses throughout the year from Intro to Advanced so subscribe to the RSS feed or email us to get on our mailing list for course updates and event news. We offer private instruction as well as private group instruction so if there is something you are itching to learn or your photography club or group would like to request a special course just contact us.
I’m excited to announce the launch of the fresh new Jared Cruce photography website.
We’ve filled the site with our new work, buffed out sections on our new studio. Like a breath of fresh mountain air, we’re invigorated, feeling good and looking forward to keeping it coming! We hope you are too! Take a look and let us know what you think!
Besides showing our new portfolio, we built the site to give our clients and friends a better understanding of what we do and our capabilities. We offer a 1350 sq. ft. studio, location and production services and retouching. We are located in possibly one of the most beautiful regions of America (a.k.a location opportunities abound) and when were not busy with commercial and editorial clients we are teaching some killer workshops in and around Ashland, Oregon!
Did I mention we now have a nice home for Jared Cruce Photo Workshops.
The site was a collaboration with our buddy Thad Allender at Graphpaper Press and we couldn’t be happier. Thad is doing some amazing things with websites and bringing new technology to us artists who can really make use of it. We’re pretty lucky to had him work on this for us! If fact it came out so good that GPP is using it as an example and design theme for entrepreneurial photographers. You can see what they’re doing here. I think that is pretty cool. Thad is not only a sweet developer, he’s a photographer himself and has a great sense of the web from our perspective.
We’ll be keeping you up to date via our blog. We have some new things happening in the near future so stay tuned!