So it's been almost a month since I last posted in the blog, sorry about that but really have been busier than normal.
So a couple of updates
Right after IBC I went directly to NYC and while checking into my hotel room found out that my corporate credit card number been absconded with and some one used it to buy 3800€ of petrol in Moscow, I voided the cards, but that saga will go on for a month or more.
Then I spent 3 days in Pasadena teaching cinematography and 3D, I had a great time, met some cool people and landed in LA on the day that a new record high temperature of 113* at LAX was recorded.
This past week I have been the student, taking the Element Technica Advanced 3D Rig Tech class. This was 5 days of hands-on with the complete functionality, maintenance and repair of Element Technica's Quasar broadcast and cinema 3D chassis. 3D is the next shiny new toy on my radar and I have a number of opportunities coming up to not only shoot more 3D (I am already working as a Stereographer) but also to offer up some customized stereoscopic training for my clients.
With the boom in broadcasting of 3D content I fully believe that 3D is here to stay and guys like me have a 2-3 year window until consumer grade tools reach the quality of the Panasonic 3DAG1 at 1/3 of he cost. For now I need professional tools that do not limit my creative license but allow me full access to the complete 3D environment,
So just in case anyone out there is thinking that 3D is just a fad, hold on. NAB is going to be 2X as much fun as before, its going to be stereo here and stereo there.
This image of me with Element Technica's Quasar Rig, 2 M-X Red's from OffHollywood Digital and prototype lenses from Vision 3 attached to a 50ft Technocrane that shot last week on location in Washington DC.
More to come at NAB.