Little Red Schoolhouse of Rock
“We will, we will ROCK YOU…”
Schedule for our weekend activities will include:
5:00 - 7:00pm
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Much like any type of social event, wedding reception or other social event of this type, we’ll go in the green room with our performers for a private meeting for hors d'oeuvres and autographs with the band. Cash bar will be provided.
Begin 8:00 a.m.
“The Rock and Roll Look” by Richard Sturdevant
Think “liner notes” pictures for the inside of a cd cover for artwork as well as program book images, poster for the artists’ Show Merch, etc. Our own Mr. Sturdevant will provide tips and techniques on creating his great art using incredible skills as the nation's’ most decorated digital photographic artist.
“Photographing Rock and Roll,”
Join us as we look at some of the world’s leading rock and roll bands through the eyes of one of the finest photographers working today. As photographer for the famed Jones Beach in New York, Mike has a special relationship with his bands and especially in the area of showcasing drummers with remote camera and flash setups in what he calls “Drummer Love.”
Lunch on your own/Casino Free Time
The Instrument Catalog by Joe Glyda,
In this segment we will look at creating numerous types of still life instrument pictures. From close-up work of guitars, mics and amps, to beauty shots of drums and more, Joe Glyda has proven time and time again why he is one of the nation’s leading commercial photographers and industry post-production giants.
The Album Cover by Larry Lourcey, M Photog, Cr Photog
This segment looks at creating a band group shot OR feel for an album cover based on factors such as; title song, band's’ brand, feel or mood, etc.
Dinner on your own/Casino Free Time
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
This is nothing more than a fun evening of Karaoke. An evening party with a rock and roll theme, complete with prizes for rock and roll themed costumes, favorite band “look.” Bring guitars to add to the festivities. Cash Bar will be provided.
Begin 8:00 a.m.
“The Band Members” by Gabriel Alonso, M Photog, Cr. Photog
Individual portraits of band members are on tap for this segment of our weekend. These portraits will be taken in-studio, outdoor, special locations on the property and more, designed to showcase something unique about each artist in the group. We’ll learn proper lighting, posing, creating dramatic and compelling portraits with one of the leading authorities on “the classic portrait.”
Lunch on your own/Casino Free Time
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Create a mood with lots of people dancing, bopping, head-banging. Consider camera angles, heights, lighting, lens choice, POV and more to relate the feel of the event to the viewer. Featuring recording artists, “Hwy 31” (and a possible special appearance by “Bad Exposure”)…
End 3:00 p.m.
*Note: Schedule is subject to change.
Frequently Asked Questions!
How much does it cost?
Little Red Schoolhouse of Rock is offered at the low price of only $250 for PPA and Dallas PPA Members and $325 for non-members.
What do I get for that?
The fee paid covers tuition, a welcome reception, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, a swag bag with all kinds of goodies and VIP access to the free concert on Sunday.
I’m not a member of the Dallas PPA. Does that make a difference?
Non members will pay a slightly higher rate for the event. For those that qualify for Dallas PPA membership, and who wish to apply, you will receive one year free membership.
What about the hotel?
We have a special contract price with the Choctaw Casino for rooms in the brand new luxury Sky Tower. The rooms are $169 a night. Visit the casino website to see all the amenities available in each room.
Swag Bag? What Swag Bag?
Every attendee will receive a swag bag full of goodies. It’s our way of saying Thank You. A few lucky people will receive very special swag bags that will be the envy of the event. Now we can’t tell you what’s in them - it’s a secret.
Will I have time to shoot?
Yes, the agenda is a blend of classroom time and hands-on sessions so do bring your camera gear.
What about models?
Highway-31 is our band for Little Red Schoolhouse and they will not only entertain us, but they are also our models. They have graciously offered to do this for us and part of their compensations is images from the event that they can use for promotional purposes. As long as you’re willing to provide the band with retouched images for their use, you’ll be able to shoot them. There is no charge for model time, just the use of your images.
What about copyright on my images?
As the photographer you maintain the copyright for your images. For images shot with the band, either individual members, the group or the performance, you provide a license to the band for them to use the images in their promotion.
Please remember that images shot under the direction of an instructor in a class are not permitted to be used in PPA competition.
What about model releases?
All the band members will sign model releases, copies of which will be available to attendees.
What if my plans change? Can I cancel?
Of course. We know that events in your life don’t always fit in the calendar so you can cancel out of the event. You can get a 100% refund if you cancel prior to July 6, 2015. After that date we can not offer any refunds. At that point we are contractually obligated to the hotel for the number of attendees. Note, if you do need to cancel, be sure to cancel your hotel reservation too.
I’m a PPA member. Can I get a Merit for attending?
Yes, PPA members who are paid attendees of the event can receive 1 PPA Merit. You must include your PPA number on the registration form.
You provide breakfast, what about other meals?
Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday are included in your tuition. For any other meals The Choctaw Casino and Resort has great choices for you. You can go upscale in the 1832 Steakhouse - reservations are recommended. Or, try one of the other great dining experiences on the property: Americo’s, Blue Moon Cafe, Butterfields Buffet, Dixon’s Grill, Durant Station Deli, Gilley’s, Jackpot Java, Red Dragon Asian Cafe, Smashburger and Tomatillo Mexican Grill. We don’t think you’ll go hungry.
What’s this about a live concert?
We are delighted to have the band Highway-31 as the focus of our theme “Rock ‘n Roll”. They will be our models and the subject of much of our work. In the end, they’ll plug in their amps and present live concert. As a paid attendee you have a VIP pass to this event. But it doesn’t stop there. Invite your friends and family to attend - it’s our way of saying thank you to them too.