Collision Conference a Week Away

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I will be one of the Keynote speakers a the “Collision Conference” in Los Angeles next Saturday.   I hear that there are still a few spots available.  This should be a very interesting conference that brings together both still photographers and videographers to discuss what I like to call the new “HD-SLRs” such at the Canon 5D MKII.

I for one look forward to meeting many of the people that I know will be attending – and to hearing Rodney Charters (ASC, CSC) and Shane Hurlbut (ASC) speak – the two have been on the forefront of digital cinema in terms of applying new technologies to major productions and motion pictures.

For more information please got to the ImageMechanics site here.

There is more information on the conference agenda below:

Location: LA Film School 6363 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

The Collision Conference is divided up into two tracks over two days. Track one is focused on hybrid photography using cameras like the Canon 5D Mark II and the RED ONE. Track two is a look at using the RED ONE and VDSLRs for indie film/TV productions, music videos and feature films.

Saturday August 29th Hybrid Photography – Incorporating Video Into Still Photography
Saturday will feature speakers and demonstrations relating to VCS (Video Capture for Stills) and is intended for photographers and videographers interested in delivering stills and video to their clients using a single capture device. Michael Britt will open the day with a look at the equipment available along with the workflow that Image Mechanics has developed in order to stay competitive in this hybrid market. Alexx Henry will speak about his experiences shooting “Living Posters” with the RED™ ONE motion picture camera and the Canon 5D Mark II. Next, Frank Rohmer will give an overview of editing software and VDSLR workflow. There will be a VCS live shoot in the concourse area during the lunch break followed by a presentation from Smugmug entitled “Ignite the Fusion” where they will screen and discuss projects hosted by Smugmug including Vincent Laforet’s Reverie. The keynote speaker of the day is Vincent Laforet who will be speaking about his experiences shooting Reverie and his transition into hybrid photography and filmmaking.

Sunday August 30th Digital Filmmaking with the RED ONE, 5D Mark II and the GH1
Sunday will focus on DSLR filmmaking with Director of Photography, Shane Hurlbut ASC as the keynote speaker. Shane has used the Canon 5D Mark II in innovative ways and will talk about the future of these hybrid cameras in motion pictures. Liam Finn and Illya Friedman will discuss using Cinema Lenses on the Panasonic GH1 to create the cinema look for DSLR Filmmaking. Ted Shilowitz from RED will present “The Future is Now… and What’s Coming Next for 4K and Beyond” where he will screen 4K RED footage and discuss advantages of the RED system for photographers and filmmakers. The Cinematographer for the television show 24, Rodney Charters ASC CSC, will talk about “Creating a Hollywood Esthetic Without a Crew” focusing on a recent project in North Korea using a RED camera as well as blending 5D Mark II footage with RED on television projects. Last up before Shane’s keynote speech is a look at what’s new in Final Cut Pro 7 by Frank Rohmer.

Thousands of Dollars in Door Prizes!

Full conference attendees are eligible to win thousands of dollars in door prizes, with drawing throughout each day.  Prizes include:

• Redrock Micro “Captain Stubling” DSLR Bundle – value $975
• Redrock Micro Image Mechanics VCS bundle – value approx $900
• Litepanels Micro LED Lights (1 each day) – value $299 each
• Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 lens in your choice of Canon or Nikon mount – value $660
• Blinkbid Bidding and Invoicing software (6 copies)- value $229 each
• SmugMug Pro  Annual Memberships – value $150 each
• Ziess Lens Cleaning Kits (20 total) – value $20 each
• Ikan V5600 LCD Monitors (2) – value $699 each

Every full conference ticket holder will also receive a SmugMug professional camera strap!

All passes also include exciting exhibitor and concourse events like the Live Shoot demo 11:30-4:30 both days.

Who Should Attend?Professional photographers and filmmakers interested in working with hybrid DSLRs and the RED™ to create moving and still imagery. Attendees will leave this event armed with the latest information and tools to prepare their businesses to withstand the coming challenges as traditional photography collides with filmmaking

What’s The Big Deal?Still photography is rapidly colliding with HD video as photographers and filmmakers use DSLRs, like Canon’s 5D Mark II, and cinema cameras like the RED ONE™ for advertising and editorial assignments. With the rapid emergence of content hungry media outlets including mobile devices, digital signage applications, and broadband oriented web sites, today’s clients are expecting more than just still photos for a modern campaign or feature story.