I’ve just spent an inspirational weekend at the PhotoCine Expo held at the LA Filmschool. I want to thank Michael Britt and his crew for inviting me to what I consider to be the best Photo/Video convergence event in the United States this year. Michael has worked tirelessly to bring together some of the biggest names in the industry in this follow up to last year’s Collision conference.
There were amazing presentations by Vincent Laforet, Shane Hurlbut, Rodney Charters, Alex Buono, The Bui brothers, Ami Vitale, Gail Mooney and many others. I’d seen a lot of the work before but on the LA Filmschool’s 2K screen it looked better than ever.
On the gear side there were some exciting new products from Redrockmicro, Jag35, Teradek, Carl Zeiss lenses, Mic distributor Hosa and others. I’ll be updating you about some of these during the rest of this week when I’ve had time to edit the videos.
And it was also good to meet up with old friends as well as making some new ones. It was especially great to meet up with fellow photojournalists turned filmmakers Ami Vitale, Vincent Laforet and Gail Mooney. All of them showed their latest work over the weekend and for me it was concrete proof that convergence is really happening. If you are photojournalist, TV cameraman or documentary maker now really is the time to embrace the new technologies and ways of working – the results speak for themselves.
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