Photography Lessons

Photography Lessons

| 12 min

A Portuguese immigrant and his hot shot son: both are professional photographers but their subjects are a study in contrast. José Pimentel does weddings, communions and passport photos for the local seniors. His son George chases celebrities at film festivals around the world, searching for glamour shots of Hollywood stars. While he may sometimes get blinded by the spotlight, George still enjoys working alongside José at the family photo studio. Working in two different worlds, father and son find common ground behind the camera's lens. In the end, both try to capture something authentic and meaningful in a simple portrait.

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Photography Lessons, Kelly O'Brien, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Kelly O'Brien
  • director
    Kelly O'Brien
  • producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • editor
    Greg Hopen
  • director of photography
    Joan Hutton
  • sound recordist
    Stuart French
  • original music composer
    David Wall
  • production assistant
    Corinne Herman
  • audio post facility
    Kitchen Sync Digital Audio
  • sound editor
    Jakob Thiesen
  • re-recording mixer
    Ian Rodness
  • on-line services
  • online editor
    John Dowding
  • colourist
    John Dowding
  • production stills photographer
    Sam Santos
  • budget officer
    Ida Di Fruscia
  • senior production administration assistant
    Joanne Forrest
  • production secretary
    Dan Thornhill
  • technical coordinator
    Mark Wilson
  • technical intern
    Adrian Desmarais
    Allan Cordero
  • marketing manager
    Sue Mander
  • production coordinator
    Christine Kleckner
  • post-production coordinator
    Branden Bratuhin
  • unit manager
    Lorraine Ward
  • production supervisor
    Kemp Archibald
  • line producer
    Douglas MacFarlane
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian