ALL About DSLR Videography

Shoot a Film with a Still Camera? No Doubt you've been reading about DLSR Videography in the trades. Now find out in person why and how DSLR works and if it's right for your next production. For the MCAI Feb 2010 meeting we’ve gathered 3 experts to cover all the bases from technology to practical shooting tips...

What is all the buzz about DSLR? "I am thankful for the hybrid DSLR. It has changed things in so many ways: it has created an unprecedented level of price and performance for shooting motion video that was previously unthinkable at this price point. Perhaps most importantly it 'let the cow out of the barn' that a huge 35mm chip that shoots video is possible at a very low price. Camera manufacturers previously led us to believe it would be too expensive, but Canon has proved them wrong!" Brian Valente, Redrock Micro

So, how does DSLR work, how does it compare to other HD cameras and how different is it to use for HD video? Answering those questions and more are a trio of experts: from Canon USA, Michael Cutler, will explain the EOS 5D and 7D. Bob Wilde, video expert and Regional Sales Mgr from Samy's Camera will compare DSLR cameras, discuss purchase, ownership and accessories including those from Red Rock Micro, RRM is a developer and manufacturer of some great gear which makes handling a 35mm still camera practical for film production. Last but not least is Cinematographer-Producer Rob Terry. He recently shot a series of videos on DSLR and has plenty to tell you about the good and bad of his experience, including capture and editing.

Our moderator and host for the event, Brad Hagen, the owner of Video Resources Inc. has shot with a DSLR. And VRI has two Red One cameras on their rental list as well as numerous other models, so Brad has a great basis for comparison. Three experts and a knowledgeable moderator will insure you get all your questions answered. For an in-depth discussion of the pros & cons of DSLR videograpy do not miss this important program.

As always, with MCAI meetings come early to network with our guest speakers and other professionals. Bring resumes, brochures, headshots, DVD reels and any other promotional materials for your business.

EVENT: MCAI LA/OC Chapter February Meeting
DATE: February 17th, Wednesday
TIME: 6:15 pm Light food and refreshments over social networking
7:00 Program begins
LOCATION: Video Resources, Inc.
1809 E. Dyer Road Suite 307
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 949-261-7266

DIRECTIONS: VRI is in the back of an industrial park on the South East corner of Dyer Rd and Pullman Street. Exit the 55 Freeway onto Dyer Rd SOUTH and go one block south of the freeway to Pullman Street. Turn Left onto Pullman to enter the business park and go all the way to the back to reach 1809 Dyer. There is plenty of free parking
COST: Non-MCAI members pay $17 at the door or $12 if pre-paid via paypal at the New Media Meetup Group. Students and MCAI Members pay $5.