I have just finished setting up the Boston Garden to cover Bruins NHL hockey this afternoon. After the game, we strike the television OB truck and I drive back home. I then pack all my gear to catch a flight out of Logan Airport Sunday morning non-stop to Las Vegas.
I am not going to gamble. At least not at a casino… I am going to gamble with some serious cash buying into a new camera system. Digital cinema, broadcast HD, high-speed…. not certain yet. Or maybe I will hold onto my money and just wait.
This will be my second NAB. Last year, I had a great time at the convention chatting with people I met through my website or Twitter working at the Vinten and Letus Booth. I got to stand behind products and people who I have a great amount of respect for. I created videos for Vinten to showcase their new products and I had my laptop with me to show off the “Letus Look“.
This year’s NAB will be very similar. On Monday through Wednesday next week, I will be mostly in the Vinten booth. Vinten is my NAB 2010 sponsor and I am honored to be representing them. I use Vinten products everyday to earn a living and I was excited to work for them and represent their quality products. I was discovered by Vinten a few years ago when I posted a positive article about the Vinten Vector 70 pan head to the internet. I use this super smooth, perfectly balanced, and very responsive fluid head to track high speed objects in my broadcast sports coverage.
Take a look at the Video below to see some of my work at Fenway Park in Boston.
I will have a Sony HDR-SR11 with a Sony UWP-V1 wireless mic system to capture what I think is cool at NAB. I am planning on wondering around the floor interviewing people and getting some information onto my website for those who could not make it to the event. I will also be posting some video to my site from the Vinten stand as well talking about some new stuff they have for 2010. I will edit at the stand on my Mac Book Pro using Final Cut Pro and hope to upload the content on event WiFi or at the hotel after hours.
I will also spend some time with Letus, JAG35, Kessler Crane, Zacuto, KinoFlo, LitePanels, 3Ality 3DTV, Vision Research, Fletcher Chicago and BH Video. If you are interested in seeing some footy I have shot using equipment from these companies, just let me know. I may borrow an iPad just for this purpose!
I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting the Twitter tweeps I chat with daily. Speaking of Twitter, that will be my main form of communication all week, so keep an eye on my feed @tomguilmette. My Sunday night, Monday night and Wednesday night plans are not firmed up, but I am attending the Vinten party on Tuesday night in the Voodoo Lounge for sure.
In other news, I have a Kessler Crane CineSlider with ElektraDrive and Oracle motion controlled time lapse demo unit and have tested it out. Amazing product, but I have not had enough time to create a video review yet. I will be chatting much more about this innovative and unique device after NAB!