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Macro shot of cranberry cake from the short film "Cake". Photo by Elke Talbot. Director Spotlight video

Creating an Appetizing Video: The Nikon Everyday Cinema Contest debuted last fall, drawing more than 500 participants. Celebrating the art of HDSLR videomaking, entrants were asked to create a film capture of an everyday moment that had been fashioned into a cinematic short. Elke Talbot from Boone, North Carolina, impressed judges with her lush and cinematic glance at everyday food preparation, receiving third place honors. Talbot began her photo education at the age of fifteen by taking photography/videography classes as a high school student. She pursued photography…

 

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    Elke
    Talbot

    • Elke Talbot is a North Carolina-based food photographer and filmmaker, originally from the British Virgin Islands. Elke will be graduating from Appalachian State University in May with a degree in Commercial Photography. She discovered her love for food, food culture, and photography at a young age. Elke is inspired by delicious smells, cast iron skillets, natural lighting, exciting tastes, and people who share a connection with food. See more of Elke’s work at http://www.elkemargarethe.com/.

  • Viet Nguyen

    Viet
    Nguyen

    • A native of Austin, Viet graduated from the film school at the University of Texas and lives and works in Los Angeles as a television editor on network and cable shows including Party Down, Human Target, How To Live With Your Parents and The Following. He also directs, writes and produces short-form projects. For his short film, “Crush the Skull,” Viet was recognized with a number of awards, including Best Film of the 2010 NBCUniversal Short Cuts Film Festival. Viet directed the Veronica Mars documentary and will…

  • Alexx Henry

    Alexx
    Henry

    • Alexx Henry is an award-winning director, photographer and spokesperson in the emerging field of interactive storytelling. His work with print plus motion, which he terms “Living Art,” offers a new digital content form perfectly suited for touch devices such as mobile phones and tablet devices. His work creating the iPad’s first interactive motion feature for VIVmag received the prestigious Cannes Gold Lion. Other recognized productions include the first motion movie poster shot on a cinema camera, the interactive magazine feature “Digital Fiasco” with Lupe Fiasco, plus Outside…

  • Chris Hershman

    Chris
    Hershman

    • Chris Hershman is a Chicago-based filmmaker, photographer and musician. At a young age he began photographing bands throughout the Midwest, with his work evolving into video capture. Chris draws inspiration from live music, natural lighting and the raw talent around him. He has filmed for the Chicago Music Exchange, and captured bands such as the Alabama Shakes, Brian Blade, Tall Walker, and many other artists. His work has been featured on Rollingstone.com and at the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony. Chris is an urban cowboy with a love of denim…

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    Steve
    Heiner

    • After working as a photojournalist for several hometown newspapers in his native state of Utah, Steve Heiner joined Nikon in 1985 as a Technical Representative in Dallas, Texas. He later worked in Sunnyvale, California; Salt Lake City, Utah and eventually New York. During his time in the field, Steve provided technical assistance and training to pro photographers during major sporting and news events. He has trained government and military specialists around the country and while at sea. For two years Steve also taught courses for the Nikon…

 
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