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NAB 2013

Eight years! It’s been eight years since I’ve been to NAB. 2005 was the last and only time I’ve had the privilege of attending the National Association of Broadcasters trade show. That was when I was fresh out of school and was attending both NAB and the BEA awards for my Special Olympics video. That was quite an experience. I’ve been out several times since then and if I remember correctly this will be my sixth trip to Las Vegas.

I’ll be posting pics of the event during the two days that I’m attending. I’m looking forward to seeing all the new gadgets and wiz-bangs. I’m also looking for some specific technology for Millenia 3 as well. Wish me luck!

Update: I’m here… thought I’d post a pic or two since it’s just a few hours until bed time.

Spinning back up…

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Here’s a few shots from our latest Georgia Prosthetics shoot. You can see Ed Overstreet on the 60D and Matthew Owen on the D800 (nice camera, but we definitely had to crank the ISO to match the 60D).

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It was a good shoot. This particular interviewee is building a truck for the owner of Georgia Prosthetics; A 1967 Chevrolet C10 Pickup. We had some excellent responses to our questions that will really help shape the image of Georgia Prosthetics that we want to convey. We’re going to be making another trip back to shoot broll of the truck when it is completed.

 

Canon Visit

We had a visitor today. Canon! Robert, my boss, just happens to be friends with Mark Karwisch, the Southeastern Broadcast Account Manager at Canon U.S.A. He made the trip down to our office and brought with him a few toys for us to look over. Let’s see here… the XA10, XF105, XF305, 5D Mark III, and the C300. The C300 is the one we’ve been waiting for and I hadn’t had a chance to go hands-on with one yet.

We’ve been looking for something that is a little easier on the workflow than the current HDSLR’s we’ve been shooting with. Ever since this camera was announced, it’s been gaining more and more of my interest, especially with all the positive reviews that have come down the pipe. I’m tired of syncing audio, i’m tired of the tiny LCD screen, and i’m tired of the limited record time. I’m not going to go into details as to the pro’s and con’s of this camera, all I can say is that this exactly what I need to solve the issues that I’m tired of dealing with. Time will tell if we end up getting one or justifying the cost of ownership vs just renting. But I definitely appreciate Mark taking the time to come out and show us the latest goodies that Canon is offering.

It’s almost that time of year again

Time for the creation of the Millenia 3 company holiday card. It the spirit of the project I thought I’d recap on what we (Andrew Walker and I) put together last year. I think this was our best card yet. You can see that we started out with one idea refined it a bit and and it slowly shifted into the finished product. All the while, we were trying to stick to our theme. You’re done with your work, we’re done with ours, go home and enjoy the holidays! I think it worked out well. Now to begin planning for this years card. Continue reading “It’s almost that time of year again”

Millenia 3 Has Moved

New building! Millenia 3 is officially in Kennesaw, GA now.

This building is a huge step for myself as well as our company. It’s allowed me to take on the lead role in the design and implementation of all the systems from the ground up for the first time. Three fully functional and redundant HD editing suites which control, via KVM, the towers in our centralized machine room. We have room to expand and the possibilities for growth are endless.

Andrew Walker, fellow photog, and I took on the task of creating a nice building shot for our move announcement and promotional materials.

It was shot on a Canon 7D with a 10-22mm. We did about 6 different exposures and manually composited in Photoshop CS6.

Update: I found some pics of the photo shoot…


GAP Update

We’ve taken a bit of a break from any big edit sessions on this project, but we have arranged delivery of two of our minute long vignettes that have turned out awesome.  These will be in full HD, which will be the first time we’ve been able to deliver as such.  A very big improvement from years past.

The next step will be to wait for it to cool down a bit and finish up shooting of the office (where the craft takes place) and also down in Hilton Head for a follow up broll shoot of our patient golfing.