Capturing Motion: Introducing Movement to your Storytelling Process

Wed 11th May, 2016 – 6:00pm–9:00pm

By Staff in New York, National


Wed 11th May, 2016


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Join AbelCine, in partnership with American Photographic Artists, for a special evening event in NY, Capturing Motion: Introducing Movement to Your Storytelling Process.

The presence and variety of motion imagery in today’s world is growing. From Instagram videos to short films, web series to corporate applications, from livestreams to fine art installations—video is everywhere we look.

In recent years, many still photographers have started to add motion capture to their portfolios, and the line between those working strictly in stills and strictly in motion continues to blur.

During this special event on Wednesday, May 11, you will hear from three professionals who have successfully transitioned to working in motion alongside their traditional stills work. They will discuss all aspects of their experience from why they decided to incorporate motion into their body of work, to what challenges they faced when first starting out and how they market themselves in a new industry. There will also be ample time for audience Q&A after the panel discussion.

AbelCine specialists will also be on hand to give an overview of some of the most important technical aspects to be aware of when starting to work with motion imagery.

Event Schedule

6:00 – 7:00pm Meet & Greet (food & drinks will be served)

7:00 – 7:10pm Introductions

7:10 – 7:30pm AbelCine Presentation

7:30 – 8:30pm APA Panel Discussion
Moderated by David Robin

8:30 – 9:00pm Audience Q&A

Door Prizes include a StreetWalker backpack from Think Tank and Capture One Pro 9 from Phase One

Featured APA Speakers

Keziban Barry
Following an early career as a photo editor at National Geographic Adventure Magazine, Keziban dedicated herself to further exploring and combining her love of art with her past documentary experience. She’s since developed her personal photographic mission, focusing her craft on capturing the cinematic “just before” and “just after” of a momentous action. Her interest and fascination with capturing this crucial moment inspired her to explore motion in an effort to better understand the meaning of a scene. To date she has completed three shorts and is currently in production of her fourth. Keziban resides in New York City where she continues to advance her career as photographer and director. See more of her work at

© Keziban Barry

Blaise Hayward
Blaise Hayward is a Photographer/Director and has been living and working in New York since 1996. As an imagemaker and director, Blaise strives to produce honest and authentic pictures “that do not stray too far from my esthetic and yet consistently push the boundaries of my creativity.” He has had the good fortune of of working with some of the top global brands in the world, including JP Morgan Chase, Mastercard, Verizon, Pfizer, Citibank, Bank of America and Mercedes Benz. He has also worked with publications like The New York Times Magazine, Inc Magazine, O magazine, Fast Company, Glamour and US magazine and Sports Illustrated. He has won awards from PDN (Photo District News), Communication Arts, The Advertising and Design Club of Canada and Applied Arts. See more of his work at

© Blaise Hayward

Monica Stevenson
Monica Stevenson is a commercial and fine art photographer/videographer who incorporates a rich, cosmopolitan, visual and tactile language into her imagery. More than twenty years experience in the field, and a desire to remain artistically innovative and technically collaborative in the swiftly changing industry, is apparent in Stevenson’s photographs of jewelry, cosmetics, luxury products, and splashes. This investigative approach extends to all media including her latest ventures in video and motion. Stevenson’s fine art photography focuses on a subject forever integral to her life: horses. Her haunting equine photographs, in both black-and-white and color, gracefully capture horses in all of their disciplines. See more of her work at

© Monica Stevenson

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