Join Sony Artisan Marvi Lacar as she discusses how one can translate personal family photos and videos into editorial and advertising work. She will discuss "The Pitch" and how to approach prospective clients, potential sponsors, and what it means to become a brand ambassador. She will also compare and contrast the workflow between stills and video storytelling, and discuss the necessary equipment on how to get started.
WINNER of the National Geographic Wild to Inspire 2018 Mateo learns to scuba dive for the first time in the Sea of Cortez, and both boys swim with Sea Lions of Isla Espiritu Santo.
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MARVI LACAR is a documentary photographer whose goal is to connect with her audience using creative visual language. Lacar completed her Masters degree in Journalism at the University of Texas in Austin and began her training as a fellow at the Poynter Institute and internships at national newspapers. In 2003, Lacar moved to New York to start her career as a photojournalist and was soon represented by Reportage by Getty Images where she covered domestic and international news and features stories for print publications like Time, Newsweek, New York, Stern, Paris Match and the New York Times.
Lacar has received awards for her photography from Photo Levallois, Communication Arts, American Photography, Photo District News, Santa Fe Center Project Competition, Day’s Japan among others. Her video work for Escape, a documentary film about the rescue and rehabilitation of Maasai girls in Kenya who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early marriage, has been recognized by AI-AP International Motion Arts Awards, United Nations Association Film Festival and other national and international film festivals.
After her father died in 2008, Lacar was diagnosed with acute clinical depression. This Is A Love Story, her ‘visual diary’ chronicling her own battle with depression, has been exhibited internationally. Her own journey with depression gave birth to 1in20, a mental health initiative aimed at educating and destigmatizing mental illness through creative storytelling which she founded in 2014.
In addition to her work with 1in20, curated for Facebook Paper and lends her editing abilities to various clients in the photo industry. She is the other half of Lowy+Lacar, a directing duo represented by Pogo Pictures.
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Unique University® is the highly acclaimed education component of Unique Photo®, NJ’s only camera and video superstore. There is over 2000 sq. ft. of learning space, including our start-of-the art, 1000 sq. ft. main presentation hall. Unique University’s mission is to help our visitors “Create Better Pictures” by providing photography education for beginners to pros. With events daily, it is the place where photography groups such as local camera clubs, ASMP, PPA and others meet. We have a full curriculum of classes and seminars from world famous speakers such as Art Wolfe, Rick Sammon, Michael Yamashita, Tyler Stableford, Lindsay Adler, and Will Crockett. We offer photography experiences to such places as the Prudential Center for Seton Hall Men's Basketball, Meadowlands Horse Racetrack, Lakota Wolf Preserve, NJ Jackals Baseball, Rutgers Football, Botanical Gardens, Festival of Ballooning, and much more. Our technical classes include such topics as basic D-SLR photography, lighting techniques, Adobe Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom, macro photography, composition, editing and printing, wedding photography, HDR photography, working with speedlights, how to use social media, digital organization, one-on-one instruction, and much more.
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Unless stated otherwise, classes are held in the Unique University classroom within the Unique Photo SuperStore (123 US Highway 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004).
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Lunch and refreshments are not provided for any classes under 6 hours unless noted.
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- Classes costing less than $99 may be canceled up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. For classes costing $100 or more, advanced notice of seven days before the class is necessary for a full refund.
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