Debra and Rod

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December 06, 2013
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Smith Bites Deb and Rod (aka ‘The Professor’) are two people near and dear to the potluck family. They’re not only incredibly giving and generous but are extremely talented at what they do. They are professional photographers, videographers, writers and storytellers whose first life involved creating jingles and voice-over for radio, television and film. Their love of food as well as a great story has allowed The Smiths to photograph and create videos about food on both coasts of the US and in Europe. At Smith Bites, ‘it’s the food that connects us all.’ Working as a team, they bring decades of practical and aesthetic know-how to shooting unscripted material in the field with a fine eye for storytelling in the editing room. Their experience is vast, their work is impeccable, and their talent is matched by their ability to teach and share what they know with others.

We’re excited to bring you a special bonus 3-hour DSLR Video Workshop with this husband-and-wife tandem we know as Smith Bites. You won’t want to miss it. See their portfolio at Smith Bites Photography and view their video work on You-Tube or Vimeo.



Sabra Dipping Co. presents a DSLR Video Workshop with Rod & Debra of Smith Bites

Rod and Debra Smith of will be bringing their video expertise to Big Traveling Potluck with a 3-hour workshop on Sunday from noon to 3 PM, following the morning brunch. This workshop will include lessons on using the ideal camera settings for the desired look of your video, lens selection, recording audio, and basic video editing. Participants receive hands-on training and leave the workshop equipped with the fundamental skills to shoot video with their own DSLR cameras.

For this workshop you will need:
1. A DSLR camera capable of shooting video
2. A laptop with video editor (Adobe Creative Cloud Premiere Pro is recommended – a free 30-day trial is available at

This workshop is sponsored by Sabra Dipping Co., and a variety of Sabra recipes will be featured (and eaten!) during the afternoon.

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