Michel Duran

Cinematic Photography Workshop with Award-winning photographer Fang Tong.

Michel Duran
Cinematic Photography Workshop with Award-winning photographer Fang Tong.
When modelling for Fang, you arrive on set, everything is ready, she has a plan for all her shots. The direction is clear, concise and straight to the point. Always a pleasure to collaborate.
— On working with Fang Tong for the Soap Opera series.

Award-winning photographer/artist Fang Tong, one of the vibrant Vancouver art scene’s rising stars, is rapidly building an international reputation for her meticulously shot and luminously cinematic work. Her stunningly surreal photography – which has seen her feature in international magazines such as Vogue and YISHU; be commissioned by the Sony Corporation as one of just twenty photographers around the world to represent their camera phone, and win first prize in the 2015 Nikon International Photography Competition – has seen Fang become an in-demand photographer who is bridging the divide between commercial and artistic success.

On March 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th 2018, Fang will be offering a unique opportunity to join her at the Vancouver Lipont Art Centre’s 5,000-square-foot gallery, for a short series of hands-on photography workshops with actors and models present. On a purpose built movie set designed by Fang for the The Last Train to Sugartown, a feature film in pre-production with media company, Sugartown Media.

The workshop is a rare opportunity to learn on-set professional skills from Fang at first-hand, shoot your own photography and have a chance for exhibiting at the Lipont Art Centre.

Fang Tong worked with The Sugartown Project previously to establish visuals and the photos were shot outside.

For this particular workshop, it was decided to use one of the movie scene – in a motel and treat it the same way she did for her previous work 'Soap Opera'. 

In order to capture these various scenes, she built a set and had the models acting in them, very much like a cinema approach.

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 The Soap Opera series

The Soap Opera series

The three actors from The Last Train to Sugartown, Nathanael Vaas, Stephanie Izsak and Michel Duran will model during the workshop while Fang Tong will guide photographers through the process of shooting her cinematic style photography.

The workshops are held at the Vancouver Lipont Art Centre. A commercial art space founded in 2016. Situated in the building of Lipont Place in Richmond, B.C., the Centre advocates the integration of business, art, design and culture. Guided by the idea of “Internet plus” and supported by YKLM™’s online and offline business platforms, it brings new vigour and vitality to the Vancouver art scene.

To book your spot:
Online: Eventbrite
Phone: 604-285-9975
In person at Lipont: 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC.  V6X 2C3

French Wine and Cheese Reception
After the workshops on March 3rd and 17th, participants have the option to attend a wine and cheese – from various French regions – networking reception with Fang Tong, actor/producer Michel Duran, fellow actors and photographers. The reception is co-presented by The Frenchman Magazine, Sugartown Media and the Vancouver Lipont Art Centre

Each workshop, limited to 15 people, provides the same content. 
1:00 – 1:30pm lecture by Fang Tong
1:30 – 3:30pm on-set shooting workshop
3:30 – 4:00pm critique
Participants are responsible for their own equipment.
Exhibition participants are responsible for developing and framing their own works.

Workshop 1: $250/person
Saturday March 3rd, 2018 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Workshop 2: $250/person
Sunday March 4th, 2018 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Workshop 3: $250/person
Saturday March 10th, 2018 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Workshop 4: $250/person
Sunday March 11th, 2018 1:00pm – 4:00pm

French Wine and Cheese Reception: 
Cost is $60/person to attend.

Set Rental (during off-time): $50/hour/person
Weekdays in March 2018 9am-5pm.