The explosion of creativity and content development brought by independent producers and filmmakers during the last years has been enormous. Mostly all these contributing factors were as consequence to the broad availability of today' s new ways of corporate and individual content distribution, (from viral to cable to theatrical) pushing thus the envelope to the technical specifications for equipment requirements to manufacturers. These new standards on acquisition and post production are not anymore the private domain of the big broadcast networks or multimillion media corporations and their expensive suppliers. Evidently to these, are the new working relationships between the manufacturers and its end users bringing then to market the making of better and more affordable digital video technologies to satisfy the demands of content producers.
Rather swift has been the changes from the outdated broadcast standard of 4:3 aspect ration (640 x 480) interlaced taped -analog/digital- video to today's mufti-platform standard (even in consumer cameras and consumer post) of 16x9 (1920 x 1080p) HD video to the widely accepted HD-3D video acquisition, post and projection to the newest game changer in the digital video industry, the HDSRL cameras.
I believe that trade shows and expos are not just a platform for the latest technology on whatever industry, but also serve as a barometer to measure in how much the attending public (who is a pre-measured demographic target) is willing to embrace the benefits of the showcased items and services. Education about the products and services are core to trade shows and at the DV Expo I found many interesting educational seminars and workshops that certainly would enlighten the understanding of any expert and the uninitiated alike.
Some of them were "Raising the Digital Bar" a Keynote seminar by Jacob Rosenberg CTO and Partner of Bandito Brothers, "What Makes an Amazing Time Lapse" by Colin Rich/ Pacific Media to the "Art of DSRL Video" by Kevin Shahinian/Pacific Pictures and Sony F3 Workshop by Andy Shipsides by Abel Cine Tech and much more. 3 days of inmersive sessions were the attending public can learn the necessary tools to apply into their daily production demands.