Pro Tech Expo
Posted 11 November 2007 - 03:22 PM
This is super late notice but is anyone going to the ProTech Expo at Steiner NYC tommorow? I just registered with Ed and there are some really awesome demo/workshops going on.
F23/RED/4kPhantom/Cook iTech/P2 demos...
Let me know if you are going. I'm bringing my D80 and reporter notebook, so I'll have photos and notes I'll post on my blog etc.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 10:27 AM
Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:43 PM
What's the next Abel event in NYC?
Posted 13 November 2007 - 10:46 PM
In my official political-ease, let me say that Abel "has access to RED One cameras." And that many of the major RED One rentals in the New York area have gone through Abel for support, lenses and accessories. We are a RED-friendly house, just as we are friendly to many technologies and manufacturers.
I believe the next Abel event will be in the beginning of December when we hold a day-long seminar event with Sony for the new XDCAM EX camera. It's a real little beauty and it was a big hit at our booth. It is stunning what can be had for under $7K. When we have an official event announcement I'll forward it to Tim so that he can post it here.
Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:32 AM
The seminars were pretty good, I attended both the ASC panel discussion on Monday and Jon Fauer's workshop the second day. The ASC panel discussion was amazing to have all those guys up there all with so much history and experience between them. I absolutely loved them debating the "means" but always coming to an absolute agreement about "the end". I forgot who said it, but they all seemed to agree that they more or less consider video/digital to be just another film stock and that it doesn't matter how you light something or what you're recording the image on, it just has to fit the individual story you're shooting. Tas Michos was great and Geoffery Erb describing the hour by hour breakdown of how he accomplished the clip they showed made my friend who's an electric cringe when he got to the "we were three hours into meal penalties" part haha.
I was a bit disappointed by Jon Fauer's workshop on the second day, but I guess there wasn't much he could do with the limited time and equipment he had. His hands on demonstration was very basic. The best part of his presentation was when he went over to the Eastern Effects booth and Chris Hayes talked to the group about the various lights and gear that were on display (and I'm not just saying that because I work for them ). I'm sure of Jon had a proper demonstration setup, there would be more techniques in lighting he could demonstrate.
All in all, it was great fun and you can't beat free beer and getting paid to play mini-golf
Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:56 AM
Posted 14 November 2007 - 01:22 PM
Glad you didn't get too close to our Phantoms!
(By the way, the Fisher 23 Jib they had setup made it onto our truck )