Virtual Day - May 19, 2023

The Director of Photography Creativity Conference is a hybrid training event that focuses on the range of techniques and best practices available to Cinematographers, Camera Operators, Owner Operators, Digital Imaging Techs, and other crew members in Camera and Sound. Whether you are a Union Crew member on Features and Episodic television, a Freelancer Crewperson or a “One-Man-Band” Owner Operator, there will be sessions to expand your creativity and technical skills.  

The Event Platform is now LIVE!

Login to view upcoming sessions, build your agenda, visit our speaker and sponsor profiles, and more!

Get the full Director of Photography Creative Conference experience!

  • Attend live sessions
  • Build your personal event agenda
  • Book meetings with sponsors
  • Attend the Sponsor Lounge
  • Engage with speakers
  • Connect with fellow attendees
  • View session recordings post event*

*VIP Pass holders will have streaming access to recordings of all sessions for up to 180 days post-event.

Attend via Web Browser

We suggest you use your web browser to attend sessions

Connect via Mobile App

Connect with attendees, speakers, and sponsors via the mobile app


Virtual attendees can register for FREE to attend a full day of live and interactive training sessions on May 19!
Upgrade to the Virtual Day VIP Pass for just $99 and receive the Director of Photography Creative Conference session recordings for 180 days post event, along with other industry giveaways.
All In-person passholders will be automatically registered for the Virtual Dap VIP pass and should not re-register.


The Virtual Day will be held online on our virtual event platform.


Gary Adcock, Program Manager

View all speakers below.


Program - Friday, May 19th
9:00am EDT
10:00am EDT
11:00am EDT
12:00pm EDT
KEYNOTE: Technology and the Art of Storytelling
Speaker: Tim Smith
1:30pm EDT
2:30pm EDT
AI and Image Processing with Gary Adcock
Speaker: Gary Adcock
3:30pm EDT
A Career Around the Camera, In Conversation
Speaker: Zoe Borys
3:30pm EDT
How to Light a Horror Scene | 4 Different Lighting Setups
4:30pm EDT
AI and ML For Creatives
6:00pm EDT
Kick Off Orientation
With Gary Adcock and FMC
Thursday, May 19th/ 8:00am EDT

Kick-off the DP Creative Conference Virtual Day with some morning coffee and join fellow attendees and staff!

Questions about the conference? Event Staff will be doing a walkthrough of the event and available to answer any questions you have before the conference begins!

Art of Adventuring
Speaker: Philip Grossman
Thursday, May 19th/ 9:00am EDT

Do you travel globally for photography/cinematography or have you dreamt of doing this?

Have questions about what gear to take or how to pack it? What’s the best way not to get in trouble with the local authorities? Then come join Adventure Cinematographer/Photographer Philip Grossman who will talk about his experiences and insight into “Adventuring Around the Globe.”

Talking Optics
Speaker: Matthew Duclos
Thursday, May 19th/ 10:00am EDT

Lens Technician and engineer Matthew Duclos of Duclos Lenses provides an overview of checks and procedures for cinema lenses in a rental environment. Whether you're an cinematographer, equipment owner, first AC, or just a fellow lens geek using peer-to-peer rental services or prepping at an LA rental house, you'll gain invaluable knowledge that you can put to use and save yourself time and money on your next project.

Diversity On Set
Speaker: Sheila R. Brown
Thursday, May 19th/ 11:00am EDT

Join AICP's Shelia Brown as she delves into Diverstiy OnSet and how building a larger, more diverse production enriches both the crew and the people in the surrounding communities.

This session is ideal for anyone looking to be a game changer in this industry as it relates to making sure the crews better reflect the diverse world that we live in.

Sponsor Lounge
Thursday, May 19th/ 1:30pm EDT

Grab lunch and come hang out and talk shop with company representatives at their dedicated Sponsor Lounges!

Evening Party
Thursday, May 19th/ 6:00pm EDT

Join us one last time at our Wrap Party!

  • Learn how to stay connected post-event!
  • Last chance to connect with attendees and speakers!
  • Win Raffle Prizes
  • *VIPs* Learn how to view your recorded sessions for DP Creative Conference

Grab your drink, a cool virtual background, and get ready to win awesome raffle prizes! 🎟

*Program subject to change


Tim Smith

CCO at Band Pro / Angenieux Americas

Zoe Borys

Mark Raker


Gary Adcock

Writer / Producer / Visual Artist at Gary Adcock Inc.
Program Manager

Philip Grossman

Cinematographer/Photographer & Host at PGP Images

Matthew Duclos

Lens Technician at Duclos Lenses

Sheila R. Brown

Vice President of Equity & Inclusion at Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP)

Virtual Day Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor - Nanlite
Platinum Sponsor - Nanlux

Gold Sponsors

Gold Sponsor - Lensrental
Gold Sponsor - Keslow Camera
Gold Sponsor - Sigma Photo

Marketing Partners

How to Watch a Session

  1. Log in to PDCC Event Platform.
  2. Click “Schedule” on the left-hand menu to view all sessions.
  3. A “Join Live Stream” button will become active 15 minutes before the session starts.
For optimal viewing experience, we recommend that you watch sessions via your web browser.

Step 1: Log in to use FMC's Event Platform to Access Your Sessions

We will use the Event Platform in order to stream live sessions & interact throughout the event. 

You must log in with the same email used when registering on Eventbrite!

Step 1: Log in to use FMC's Event Platform to Access Your Sessions

Step 2: Build Your Personal Schedule

View all scheduled sessions within the Schedule section of the event platform. 

Click on the plus signs to add sessions to Your Agenda.

You may also set up 5, 10, and 15 minute reminders for each session!

Step 2: Build Your Personal Schedule

Step 3: Join The Live Stream

Click on each session to read the description and watch the livestream. 

Each session will have a Join Live Stream link 15 minutes prior to going live. You will be prompted to launch Zoom. 

Step 3: Join The Live Stream

Step 4: Interact with our Speakers During the Webinar

Once you are in the Zoom webinar, feel free to chat and ask questions!

The Chat is available for everyone to see, so type in where you’re from, or any technical issues you may have! An FMC representative will be monitoring the chat and will be able to assist you further. 

The Q&A is available for any questions you would like to submit directly to the speaker, on the educational content presented. 

Step 4: Interact with our Speakers During the Webinar

Step 5: Connect with Attendees

Chat with other conference attendees directly within the app within the Attendee section of the platform.

Send a request to Connect to start a conversation.

Step 5: Connect with Attendees

Step 6: Learn More About Our Speakers

Want to learn more about our experts? 

Browse through the Speaker section of the platform to learn more about their work, businesses, and websites! 

Step 6: Learn More About Our Speakers

Step 7: Interact with our Sponsors!

View Sponsor Profiles within the Virtual Expo to learn more about each company. 

Visit the Sponsor Lounges to engage with sponsors representatives, view live demos, and learn more about remote work solutions! 

Sponsor Lounges can be found as a session in the Schedule.

Step 7: Interact with our Sponsors!