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Gravity Director Alfonso Cuaron TIFF Talent Lab
It's a new year and with it brings a new crop of Film Festivals for all of the fans of the Silver Screen. September is one of the best months for for Event Photography in Toronto.  There is no better place for star gazing than the Toronto International Film Festival- otherwise known as TIFF.  It is only during TIFF that Toronto offers the most photography locations for spotting celebrities and with all the Red Carpet events, it can be difficult to keep up.  Luckily we are one of the few Photography companies in the city that can cover large scale events such as this.  We were also the photographers of choice for the Regent Park Film Festival Last year. Shooting Red Carpets for these events are great, but nothing beats shooting a Talent Lab segment like we did for Alfonso Cuaron- the Director for the movie Gravity. There's something to be said about that up close and personal contact with film makers of this caliber- especially if you're an aspiring film maker yourself.  For all that missed this post originally, here's the flashback of the post... Enjoy!
 I must admit that when I got the call to come to the Toronto International Film Festival to shoot an interview, I did not know who Alfonso Cuaron was and what a big deal he was going to be. He was in town to promote his film Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and was gracious enough to be interviewed at a TIFF Talent Lab. The Talent Lab Series is an intensive multi-day program which provides up and coming talent access to learn from the world's best film makers.  It's a casual and intimate  environment that entices  participants into group discussions that focus on the real artistic side of film making. The TIFF Talent Lab Series have been shaping the confidence and skill of the next generation of film makers for some time.  With Alfonso taking home the Oscar for the best director, this just put more emphasis on what an incredible opportunity it was to be at this particular Talent Lab and having the opportunity to shoot him and be this close.  It was inspiring to hear about his humble beginnings growing up in Mexico, and how he was able to overcome all odds to direct and produce a ground breaking film like Gravity.  This was one of the highlights of 2013.