AUSTRALIA 2017

Sydney Australia

Sydney Australia

November 13 – 15, 2017

(Registration deadline October 29)

Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains • Leura NSW, Australia – Visit site

On the cusp of the dramatic Jamison Valley in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, located only a 90-minute drive west from Sydney, Fairmont Resort is the pinnacle of upscale accommodation in Leura, one of the most charming upper-mountains villages in Australia. With unparalleled leisure facilities and conference venues, the award-winning Fairmont Resort is ideal for romantic getaways, family escapes from the city, stunning weddings, iconic dining and cutting-edge business retreats.

DAY 1

  • Check In & Explore

    3:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Welcome reception & dinner

    6:00pm - 7:30pm

  • PenWeddings Keynote

    7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Be the little black dress... how to make wedding films that are timeless and a must-have by mastering the basics of shooting and storytelling, while incorporating new gear and techniques to keep your work fresh.

DAY 2

  • Breakfast at your leisure

    7:00am - 9:00am

  • Arrival Tea and Coffee

    8:30am - 9:00am

  • Morning Session Part I

    9:00am - 10:30am
    It's wedding day! We talk gear and pre-production to show you how to get the most out of the wedding day.

  • Morning Tea

    10:30am - 10:45am

  • Morning Session Part II

    10:45am - 12:30pm
    Time to primp! We'll head to a hotel room to capture "preps" with our couple, and get hands-on with shooting and lighting techniques.

  • Lunch

    12:30pm - 1:30pm

  • Afternoon Session

    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Designer & planner Sarah Johnston shares how to sell yourself both to clients and other wedding pros, and what to do and what not to do to get referrals from planners.

  • Afternoon Tea

    3:00pm - 3:15pm

  • Evening Session

    3:30pm - 6:00pm
    With the Blue Mountains as our backdrop, and a styled elopement by Girl Friday Weddings, you'll see how PenWeddings approaches the shoot and get footage for your own demo reel.

  • Dinner

    7:00pm - 8:30pm

  • Partay

    8:30pm - 11:00pm
    Grab a drink, share some stories, and dance under the disco ball. No you don't have to dance, but yes, there will be a disco ball!

DAY 3

  • Breakfast at your leisure

    7:00am - 9:00am

  • Arrival Tea and Coffee

    8:30am - 9:00am

  • Morning Session (includes morning tea break)

    9:00am - 12:30pm

    Dive head first into a detailed breakdown of a PenWeddings short film to see how we craft our award-winning videos with purposeful sound design and precision that could qualify as OCD.

  • Lunch

    12:30pm - 1:30pm

  • Afternoon Session

    1:30pm - 3:30pm

    Put a bow on it. You have all the tools, now how do you sell yourself so that you can both attract your ideal clients and command the rates you deserve?

  • Afternoon Tea

    3:30pm - 3:45pm

Note: Exact times are subject to change.
Reminder: travel to and from the event and alcohol at the location are not included.